Thank you Owens Minor!

owens minor donation

We want to give a huge shout out to Owens Minor who collected 952 pounds of food for the Proclaiming Grace Outreach food pantry. They have also jumped on board with food and school supplies as a partner to provide weekend food for students at Stone House Elementary School. Lastly, we look forward to having having them as volunteers at our next food pantry opening. Thank you all!

Owens and Minor

PGO’s GO! Program

Productive and exciting meeting today with representatives from Bad Company Inc. and our local AutoZone. Working on ways to improve the Proclaiming Grace Outreach GO! program. Stay tuned for more details.

PGO – Building Partnerships & Helping Others

PGO is all about partnerships. From the beginning of our mission efforts, we realized that we could not do this alone. Thus many churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals have worked together with our non-profit to create amazing CHANGE for New Kent County and the upper portion of James City County (pgova.com).

Throughout our nearly 10 years of operating the Thrift Spot (the financial engine for all we do) we have been totally sustained on donations from the community. If you are familiar with the magnitude of what we receive, this in itself is absolutely amazing! Due to space restraints, we are only able to keep one season of clothing stocked at a time.

Over the years, we have been blessed by contracting with a few different companies that would buy or sometimes just take our overflow clothing. Due to the fact that sometimes good things just don’t last forever, in 2018 we found ourselves without a buyer for the off season/overflow clothing. In walks Pastor Russ Smith of Life For All Ministries. He was shopping for summer clothing/shoes for his mission which is feeding and clothing the children of Haiti, all while teaching them about the love of Jesus.

Haiti May 15

For the past 9 years he and his wife Roberta along with their staff have been making several trips to Haiti. All year long they collect, clean, pack and ship in containers from Florida, clothing for these children. Recently, even food has become hard to come by for the people of Haiti. As a result, spaghetti is now being packed in with the containers of clothing. LIFE SAVING SPAGHETTI.

So, PGO has been blessed by having an outlet for this clothing. We in turn want to bless this ministry by introducing them to you. This Saturday, May 18, come and meet people who care greatly for these beautiful children. The children you see pictured below wait in line for nearly 2 hours sometimes for food and clothing.

haitian kids

The next time they come in their finest clothing to learn more about Jesus. Yes, there are people starving in the United States and PGO is doing their part to help them. However, God has put the Haitian children upon Pastor Russ’s heart. God has also put this ministry in front of PGO and we now consider them a partner.

Winners for annual Jenna Grace King Memorial Scholarships Awarded

Each year Proclaiming Grace Outreach offers multiple $1,000 Scholarships to local students. This year three students each received $1,000 awards for their future education. To date, Proclaiming Grace Outreach, a local non – profit organization whose mission is to help those in need of food, clothing and small home repair in New Kent and James City Counties, has awarded $20,000 to the students of New Kent and James City Counties.

The criteria is based not only on academic performance but also on contributions of time to their community, church, and school, as well as their involvement in sports, being a good steward of the environment, and of the individuals around them. This year, Nicolas Rubino is the winning recipient at War Hill High School, and plans to attend James Madison University. The two other winning recipients were both from New Kent High School; Savanna Holley plans to attend Rappahannock Community College and Haley Holland will attend James Madison University. The Jenna Grace King Memorial Scholarship will allow these exceptional students the opportunity to better the community moving forward.

Proclaiming Grace Outreach’s goal is to build the Jenna Grace King Outreach Center that will house their service operations, thrift store, and allow them to have classroom space and multipurpose area to offer more services to more people. The organization also hosts a Food Pantry, Backpack program, along with supporting the efforts of New Kent Humane Society and New Kent Animal Shelter. To find out more about their missions, how to get involved, and how to lend support; go to PGOVA.com.

http://www.vagazette.com/news/community/vg-ugc-article-winners-for-annual-jenna-grace-king-memorial-2018-07-05-story.html