GraceWorks’ received record-breaking proceeds from its recent Golf Challenge
GraceWorks received a record-breaking $189,212 at its recent 14th annual Golf Fore GraceWorks Challenge at Westhaven Golf Club.
In addition to the unprecedented proceeds, this year’s challenge offered two rounds of golf for the first time. The morning golfers answered GraceWorks’ invitation to raise money to help struggling families by forming fundraising teams who asked friends, family, and businesses for donations in support of their team’s fundraising efforts. The top team raised $19,200. The afternoon round was a pay-to-play event. All golfers played to support GraceWorks’ mission of “Neighbor serving Neighbor, by the power of God’s grace.”
“GraceWorks has always been blessed by the support of our community, but this generosity is overwhelming,” said GraceWorks CEO Valencia A. Breckenridge. “We currently are experiencing unprecedented requests for help from our Food, Shelter and Support programs, and we are grateful our community has responded to this urgent need. A true example of our Neighbor serving Neighbor mission in action!”
Presented by Eversource Wealth Advisors, the challenge raised money to support GraceWorks’ core programs of Food, Shelter and Support that helped 14,278 unduplicated people last year.
A total of 10,051 food carts were distributed and 2,692 rent and utility bills were paid, among GraceWorks services.
GraceWorks’ other services include The Manger Christmas gift program, newborn supplies, temporary housing support, financial coaching, counseling referrals, vouchers to our Thrift Store for furniture, clothing and appliances, free tax assistance, air conditioners and heaters and a referral network for assistance GraceWorks does not provide.
Platinum Golf Challenge sponsors this year were Nelson Mazda Cool Springs, Nissan North America and Gresham Smith.
More information about GraceWorks’ services is available at www.graceworkstn.org