In 2012 a volunteer had a simple but profound idea. “What if I rallied my friends and friends-of-friends to respond directly to the needs of a particular individual that I’m meeting in this community?” Instead of raising money or an in-kind gift for an impersonal homeless person or single-mother with a generic need, Christy started to ask her friends to help a particular friend of hers with a particular need. With that spark, Giving Grace was born. And to this day that “spark” of personal connection and personal response remains the center-piece of Giving Grace.
From the outset of the pandemic the REMERGE family has stepped up to do our part in serving our neighbors, especially our most vulnerable neighbors, who are hit the hardest during this unprecedented time. Click here for a snapshot into our total response.
Since the beginning of COVID-19, Giving Grace has dispersed over $400,000 in direct services for the most vulnerable.
The Giving Grace network primarily serves persons in our communities that have acute needs which threaten them with displacement and the loss of meaningful connections. The goal is to ensure they can maintain a healthy, secure presence in the community to give them the best chance of success moving forward. Our efforts are geared toward single-parent families, persons experiencing homelessness, and the extremely poor. Our approach is simple:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
How a little bit of grace is keeping families off the streets
After nearly 10 years of teaching preschool, Christy Carr Betz discovered her passion. That’s always a good thing. But what’s really impressive about Betz is she was willing to put her upper-middle-class existence on hold to walk alongside those with whom more and more of society just can’t be bothered. Read more.