Taste and See What the Lord Has Done

Taste and See What the Lord Has Done

In January 2014 a team traveled from Grace Klein Community, Inc. to our partner ministry Kwathu Children’s Home in Livingstone, Zambia. During the journey, we met a ministry advocate named Natalie Spronk, a native of South Africa. God had birthed in her heart a huge desire to invest in Kwathu Children’s Home and she had sold all her possessions and left her professional Human Resource job to come serve at…Keep Reading

A Community for the People, By the People

A Community for the People, By the People

Have you visited the GKC Trade Market on Sundays? A group of volunteers host a bountiful trade market on the main level of our offices for two hours, most Sundays. (We are closed the Sunday of Food Delivery weekend.) Food available on Sundays is provided by our many rescued food donors who care far beyond their business sales. Each donation surprises the palates of friends, neighbors, family and “strangers” who…Keep Reading

God is in the Details

God is in the Details

“You see many charities and non-profits asking for help. They need donations and volunteers. There are so many that you may have become desensitized to their needs and their mission. It happens. But sometimes God places a certain non-profit on your heart. A year ago, Melanie Weeks looked at Grace Klein Community’s website. She looked at it again a while later. We aren’t sure how many times she visited our…Keep Reading

“Are you kidding? I love this!”

“Are you kidding? I love this!”

“I LOVE organizing!” These three words are often rare, yet BEAUTIFUL when heard from the lips of an energetic, self-motivated volunteer who isn’t afraid of taking initiative and tackling a task that may seem tiresome to others.  Giavanna is one such mama. No task is too difficult for her. No height is too hard to reach. No situation to too dirty to take care of. Regularly, Giavanna devotes her days…Keep Reading

Scott Elliott – Director of Ministry and Business Development

Scott Elliott – Director of Ministry and Business Development

A Brief History of Our Family Alison and I met at Carson-Newman College in East Tennessee. I was there pursuing my degree in Religion while she was working on her degree in Psychology. We were married in March of 1999, shortly after Alison graduated. For the first three years of marriage, we juggled full time jobs, home life, and serving as a “part time” youth minister at a small church….Keep Reading

Amaris Joy – Volunteer Coordinator

Amaris Joy – Volunteer Coordinator

I am a mom of three amazing children. My youngest daughter, London, was born in 2010. She is the “ham” of the family, always ready to entertain and make you smile. My oldest daughter, Lelaina, was born in 2005 and is my more reserved, deep thinking and feeling child. I often call her “my joy.” Hunter was born in 2001, but not to me. Hunter came to live with us…Keep Reading

Rachael Cannon – Marketing and Administrative Assistant

Rachael Cannon – Marketing and Administrative Assistant

Growing up in Hoover and graduating from a local Christian school, I never imagined that I would end up hungry and sleeping in my car in the same area of Hoover almost 20 years later. Addiction and all of its ugly counterparts had consumed me and I was eating out of dumpsters in Patton Creek. About 2 years ago, I finally surrendered to God’s will for my life. He has…Keep Reading

Mother Hen

Mother Hen

You know the kind of woman that makes you think of a mother hen? Not in a fussy or irritating way, but you know the kind, that Mother Hen that makes you feel like she has pulled you up under her feathers to keep you close, to give you an extra cuddle and to make sure you feel safe and loved. That’s our Keisha! She’s always caring for everyone else,…Keep Reading

Need a Dose of Good-Hearted Sarcasm?

Need a Dose of Good-Hearted Sarcasm?

A couple of months ago we wrote about one of our dear community members, Annie Stewart… the woman who apparently has a child growing on her back…wink, wink. Annie introduced one of her friends, Oswin, to Grace Klein Community earlier this year. Every time you see Annie serving onsite at the Grace Klein Community office, or out in the community, you will most likely see Oswin. Oswin loves to fold…Keep Reading

“Who You Gonna Call?”

“Who You Gonna Call?”

“Brian and Larissa Baker are a vital part of Grace Klein Community, sharing community passion for food rescue and minimal waste. The Bakers lead very busy lives, balancing work, school and running a farm, but never miss an opportunity to turn another’s trash into a true treasure. Their efforts do not go unnoticed. If you’ve been around the Grace Klein Community office in the afternoons and have helped unload the…Keep Reading

Dynamite Comes in Small Packages

Dynamite Comes in Small Packages

“One of my favorite things about working at Grace Klein Community is community. There are various types of people I come in contact with each day. We all look, sound, and act different. Sometimes I meet someone and it takes me a while to get close to them or earn their trust. Other times, I meet someone and we jive instantly. Lori Worford was one of those for me. Lori…Keep Reading

Scrundlewear Love Around the World

Scrundlewear Love Around the World

In November 2016, community friend, Linda Jacobson created a group on Facebook called “Scrundlewear Love Around the World.” The group is intended to provide a place for anyone interested in sewing Scrundlewear (undies) for various ministries all around the world to gather, share testimonies, offer help or ask questions. Linda encourages others to get involved by hosting sewing days and welcomes anyone to join the day of “play.” Excitement rises in…Keep Reading

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