In 2016, after helping serve Thanksgiving lunch at The Lovelady Center, our daughter Hannah Grace asked, "Will all of the moms here have Christmas Trees for Christmas?" and the answer was, "the majority will not." Within 2 weeks, with her family's help and support, we delivered thirty (30) 2.5' trees with decorations and lights for each mom at The Lovelady Center to have in their room! That's how Grace Trees started! Because every mom and child deserves to see the sparkling of lights and understand the true meaning of Christmas.
This year, the goal is 300!
"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." Luke 6:38
The Lovelady Mission Statement:
Empowering women through faith-based initiatives, so they can return to society as well equipped women of God. The program is about empowerment, hope and a belief in the value of each and every human life. It is our mission to help women rebuild their lives and walk forward with faith-driven hope for a future as a contributing member of our community. The Lovelady Center ensures each woman is taught how to overcome barriers to success by providing access to needed services. You can give a person shelter, food, and clothing, but if they cannot support themselves, the cycle of poverty and incarceration will not be broken.