Over the last 3 months, Grace life has initiated a multi phase project with Heritage Ranch. The project included a giving tree, financial donations, and a service day at the Ranch. Mandy Martin, Executive Director of Ministries at Grace Life stated that "The body of Grace Life responded to this year's holiday project in overwhelming ways. I believe that response is because the heart for these boys and their families is immediately evident when you speak to the staff at Heritage Ranch...you can't help but want to get involved! We are grateful that we were able to play a small role in supporting the vision at Heritage Ranch."
The wonderful community from Grace Life Fellowship put a Christmas Tree in the church foyer just before thanksgiving. Hanging on the tree were tags with items from the Heritage Ranch Amazon Wish list, as well as a list of items that could be purchased locally. The items included games, kitchen supplies, cleaning supplies, movies, books, items to stock the counseling center at HR and more! These items ranged in value from $5 to $350.
Grace Life Preschool families also joined in the project! The grace life preschoolers did chores around their home for pay, and put their chore money towards the giving tree project. Just the preschoolers alone actually raised enough funds to purchase a basketball goal and two picnic tables.
The giving tree was left out until Christmas, and every item that on every list that was provided by Heritage Ranch was purchased and delivered.
While the giving tree campaign was underway, Grace Life also began organizing a work day. And on the first day of this month, over 40 members of Grace Life Fellowship arrived at the ranch. The work crew installed a new fence, deep cleaned the boys residence, organized a storage garage, cleaned the office space, helped take down Christmas decor, and assembled new picnic tables a new basketball goal for the boys.
We at Heritage Ranch are eternally grateful to the amazing people of Grace Life Fellowship and wish them an amazing new year full of blessings.