Samford University Internship Program

On March 7, 2019, the Samford University College of Health and Sciences spoiled Natalie Spronk and Jenny Waltman by including us in a Field Instructors Luncheon. We were then provided the opportunity to share about Grace Klein Community at Samford University’s Social Work Field Site Fair. Look at our joyful intern, Cassidy Clevenger sporting a new outfit from our Give and Take Room, representing the beautiful concept of sharing. She…Keep Reading

Be Salt and Light

Back story: On December 22, 2018, we finished our final food delivery of the year and closed our office doors (to the general public) until January 2, 2019. Though we still had at least five food rescue pickups during the period while we were closed and yes, we even opened the office one day due to the volume of food we received. But, for the most part, we intentionally did…Keep Reading

Mercedes Marathon 2019

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” – Hebrews 12:1 “Why do people run? Typically running is related to fear, pursuit, survival, or some greater desire. It seems as though, despite the fact the world is moving at an ever increasing speed,…Keep Reading

Irondale Community School – Community Resource Night

“On January 24, 2019, we had the opportunity to present Grace Klein Community to the faculty and parents of Irondale Community School at their Community Resource Night. What a great evening it was to see participation alongside GKC from so many different after school programs, literacy counsels, boy scouts, the exchange club and more. The evening began around 5:30pm with families coming in after work and walking through the gym…Keep Reading

Openhanded

Our Gifts for the Forgotten initiative has been a beautiful tapestry of individuals and businesses working together to make something seemingly impossible – possible. God is the God of the impossible and so we love jumping into projects that are only possible if Jesus shows up. Over and over again we see how God miraculously provides at the last second to minister deeply to the heart of a child. He…Keep Reading

2018 Christmas Open House

On December 18, 2018, we held an Open House at our office from 11-2pm where we hosted office tours, answered questions about GKC and had our “ Be More Random pop-up” store open for business for last minute Christmas shopping. Volunteers also served lunch that was generously provided by our friends at Longhorn Steakhouse to include chicken, veggies, salad, bread and chocolate cake. One of our community members, Shannon Haskins,…Keep Reading

Socks on our Feet and Toboggans over our Ears

Grace, a United Methodist Congregation, gave us a call on December 6, 2018, with a surprise donation. A semi-trailer, filled with all sorts of brand new items, had been documented for evidence and was being destroyed by noon if local police could not donate all the items to local charities. As Jesus would have it, we were able to receive a dump trailer load of donations, 2 truck loads of…Keep Reading

7 Day Trade Market Challenge

“One of the harshest realities about becoming an adult is just how expensive everything is. I am a grad student who works part-time in a retirement community and also interns at Grace Klein Community. In short: this is the most overworked and underpaid I have ever been in my entire life, and I have to ensure every financial decision I make is wise. But just like most everyone else in…Keep Reading

St. Martin’s in the Pines and Galleria Woods Christmas Wrapping Parties

Before getting into the uplifting part of the story, there will be a brief soapbox. Older adults and/or adults living with disabilities are often overlooked and dismissed in our society… one of the most unspoken and unjust issues in America. Our older adults in-and-around Birmingham have provided countless blessings, both to our local communities, and the county as a whole. Inter-generational disputes between Millennials and Baby Boomers seem to occupy…Keep Reading

What Love Does

The month of November surprised us from many of our Birmingham partners. Our Boy Scouts Troop 23 worked another food drive at the Western Supermarket in Vestavia collecting over 150 bags of groceries and raising over $500. We call them “our Boy Scouts” as they have adopted Grace Klein Community and we have adopted them. They are an excellent group of young man who care deeply about Birmingham and are…Keep Reading

GOD DID IT!

I Cared Enough is an intentional community outreach of our amazing Jesus partners, Daniel Cason Ministries. Through the collaboration of hundreds of Jesus loving people and a leadership that is sold out to Jesus every hour of every day, the I Cared Enough Thanksgiving Outreach has been happening for 18 years. Can you believe that??!! 18 years of sacrifice and faith rides of trusting and waiting on God and Him…Keep Reading

Food Drive Jam – 2018

Since becoming an adult, I’ve been on a constant search for what I was made to do in the world. There have been many victories and defeats over the years, but recently I’ve been introduced to and entrusted with incredible opportunities that seem to suit me perfectly. The 2018 Food Drive Jam is a perfect example of that. When God gave me the idea it was as clear as a…Keep Reading

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