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

Redstone Church Serve Day 2018

“Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” – Deuteronomy 15:10. During this time of year, some of man’s best traits seem to be amplified. During this season of thanks and charity, generosity and love seem to flow freely. Redstone Church members served as…Keep Reading

Mountain Chapel UMC Serve Day 2018

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12 On serve days, every group of volunteers bring their own unique set of strengths and personalities, and Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church was no exception. This group of teenagers and their chaperones were as diligent in duty…Keep Reading

College and Career Day – Hayes K-8 Elementary School

On November 1, 2018, Grace Klein Community was invited to Hayes K-8 Elementary School to participate in the College and Career Day. One of the goals was to build connections with community members and to extend the students views of their future educational plans. From 9:00 – 1:00 pm 750 students from K5 through 8th grade came through the gymnasium where approximately 40 vendor booths were stationed. The older students…Keep Reading

Cranksgiving – Redemptive Cycles

Happy Cranksgiving? That’s right… Grace Klein Community was honored to be the beneficiary for Redemptive Cycles Cranksgiving ride this year. Redemptive Cycles mission is to redeem the streets. They believe that equipping people with bicycles makes Birmingham a more connected, comfortable, and livable city. Redemptive Cycles shop is located at 1305 2nd Avenue North in the heart of Birmingham. They sell new and used bikes and have a repair shop….Keep Reading

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