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Red Rose Community Service

GRACE high school students are invited to earn community service hours by volunteering as a server at the annual Red Rose Benefit. This dinner and silent auction is a fundraiser for the Ruth Sheets Adult Care Center which provides day care for frail, senior adults.

  • Where: Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 228 W. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh (across from the round Clarion Hotel). Parking is available for Volunteers. 
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 3:30-9:30pm (Student volunteers will be served pizza)
  • Duties: Student volunteers will help serve hor ‘doevres, dinner, and clean up afterward
  • What to Wear: Student volunteers should wear white collared shirt/blouse with black pants

Interested students should contact Peter Cotter at 919-218-5029 or pcotter@mdough.net to sign up.

Field of Rubies: November 30, 2018

All GRACE women (and their non-GRACE friends) are invited to Field of Rubies, a fun night of food, fellowship, vendor booths and fashion. Support our lady entrepreneurs as they showcase their gifts and talents.

There will be goods and services for sale. All proceeds go directly to the business owners. A catered buffet will be provided at no additional charge.

The night will wrap up with a fabulous fashion show sponsored by Pink Magnolia Boutique, Thrift to Gift and others. Go home with some wonderful door prizes and gift baskets. This is a free event, however, you must have a ticket to attend. Sign up today!

Family Fun Night at Friday Night Football

Aloha! The second annual Football Season Opener Tailgate Bash will begin Friday, September 7th at 5:30pm at the GRACE Athletic Field. Have fun enjoying your GRACE family before taking in our first home football game (kick-off is 7:00pm)

This family fun event features food trucks, Kona Ice, a blow up obstacle course, limbo, a photo booth, beach volleyball, cornhole, prizes for the fan with the most Hawaiian spirit, and complementary leis for the first 400 guests.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Community service hours will be given to high school students who volunteer.

How to Check Community Service Hours

To receive credit for hours served, students must submit a Community Service Form to the office for each organization they are serving. Repetitive service for the same organization (weekly volunteering) may be listed on one form with appropriate dates and hours noted and should be submitted in a timely manner.

To check on the number of hours your student has accumulated, access ParentsWeb (our district code is GRACE-NC), click on Family Information, the student’s name, and then Service Hours to see the list of hours recorded for both school-sponsored community service days, and additional service hours submitted to the office.

For record keeping purposes, community service hours for a given year begins June 1 and runs through May 31st of each year. Therefore, students entering the 9th grade can start earning their service hours the summer before 9th grade begins.

Serve With the Miracle League

The Miracle League of the Triangle has ongoing opportunities for students 12 years old and older to serve throughout the spring and summer.  To sign up for a shift, just click here and enter your volunteer account login information.

If you are a first time volunteer, please read through the information below so you are up to date on the guidelines and activities of the Miracle League of the Triangle.

  • All “first-time” volunteers must attend a buddy training once before going onto the field. Buddy Training takes place BEFORE every shift so please ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY for your shift.
  • ALL Volunteers please check in at Volunteer Registration before each shift.  If you have a regularly assigned player to assist or are a registered team buddy please continue to check at Volunteer Registration each game.
  • Cell phones, IPODs, pagers, food, gum, and drinks are not allowed on the field or in the dugouts.
  • No pets please. Only identifiable service animals are allowed.
  • If you are coming to the field as a part of a volunteer group for a shift do NOT sign up on line. Only sign-up online if you are coming independently.
  • If you are going to be specific player’s buddy all season you must request that player online at least 24 hours before the game.  Please be sure to hit the “Volunteer for Games” button on the last screen to complete the process.
  • For the safety of everyone on the field, only volunteers age of 12 yrs. and older will be allowed on the field. 

March Community Service Opportunities

All GRACE high school students are expected to serve our community each year for at least 20 hours.

If you are in need of service hours, and can use scissors, you are invited to contact Mary Kelley at Kelleydm1@nc.rr.com to set up days and times to help with cutting coupons to donate to our local military.

Students who want to serve with Hope Connection International can contact Ms. Barkett at DBarkett@GRACEChristian.net for one-time and on-going service opportunities.

WAKE Up & Read Book Drive

GRACE will once again be collecting gently used children’s books for the WAKE Up and Read Book Drive. The goal for the 2018 Book Drive is to collect 110,000 books by March 3, 2018.  These books will be distributed to over 7,700 children in 10 elementary schools, 17 early education centers, and community centers for summer reading. Drop off your donation in the Lower Campus collection bins.

GRACE families can make a difference in our community just by donating books!  Please clear your cluttered shelves of books your kids have outgrown, or bring in favorites of your own. 

Look for the book collection bin at GRACE Christian School, Lower Campus – and please help us fill them. You can also support this book drive by purchasing new books to support the drive at local retailers.  

If Upper Campus students or parents want to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Carol Gehringer at 919-783-6618 or via email at cgehringer@gracechristian.net. We need help in counting and transporting the books in mid-February and early March.