Family Promise of Grayson County Newsletter October 2021
Our mission is intersecting faith and community to empower
Grayson County families to end child homelessness.

Message from our Director
Happy October!

I'm so glad you're reading this, because we have a LOT going on!

In addition to the sweet family that is in our rotation program, we are serving 25 families in our homelessness prevention program. That includes 60 children who will not have to go through the trauma of homelessness! (That's 19 more children than we were serving this time last month!) It's only through your generosity that this is possible!

Because our Family HOPE (Housing Opportunities to Prevent Eviction) program is growing so rapidly, and to ensure that each family receives optimal services, an additional part-time Case Manager will be joining our staff this month! Tune in next month for the details!

Meanwhile, check out all the other great things happening with Family Promise!


Saturday, October 2nd is the Denison Fall Festival! Between 10 AM and 2 PM, we hope you will come out and join the fun! We will be on Main Street between Rusk and Austin in Denison. Children of all ages are invited to paint pillow cases and/or cloth masks while cheering on the Family Promise Bed Race Relay teams! See you there!

Please note: In case of rain, the races will be held in the gym at First United Methodist Church in Sherman (401 N. Elm Street).
Thank you again to the following businesses for sponsoring this year's Bed Race Relay so generously:

Hinsley Land Company

Queen: Hebron Baptist Church

Full: Reinert Family Dentistry, Georgetown Baptist Church, Ruiz Foods, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Visionary Home Health Care, LLC

Twin: Independent Bank, Jim McClure State Farm, Sanders, Motley, Young, & Gallardo, PLLC, Hagerman Baptist Church, Graber & Walker, LLP, Riverbend Cabinets, LLC

Crib: Dayton Tire Sales, Bayless-Hall Insurance, Lloyd Plyler Construction, BancorpSouth, Texoma Eye Associates, Sher-Den Realty, Inc., Simmons Bank, Edward Jones/Asa Jessee
Generosity abounds in North Texas!
Thanks to you, North Texas Giving Day helped raise more than $66 million for 3,366 nonprofit organizations! Your incredible generosity is what makes our community so wonderful! Special thanks to the 26 donors that gave over $3700 to Family Promise of Grayson County!
Leigh and Amyee at the United Way Kick-Off for North Texas Giving Day!
Executive Directors of Family Promise of Grayson County (Leigh Walker) and Grayson County Crisis Center (Shelli Shields) paired up to win the three-legged race at the kick-off to North Texas Giving Day! Thanks to United Way for hosting the fun kick-off!
Lunch and Learn--Volunteer Training!
A Family Promise volunteer training class is scheduled for Sunday, October 17, from noon until 2:30 PM at First United Methodist Church in Sherman. This class is free, and lunch will be provided! After attending, one may participate in all Family Promise volunteer activities! Invite a friend! In order to get a head count for lunch and materials, please call Leigh Walker at 903-271-1088 if you plan to attend.
Trick or Treat?!
There is no trick, but it would be a real treat to have the following items:
  • Size 2T/3T Boys' Pull-ups
  • Boys' Disposable Nighttime Underwear for a 40-lb child
  • Gas cards
Please call us if you have any questions! (903-771-0322)
T-Mobile Connects!
America's largest 5G network recently connected Family Promise of Grayson County with several boxes of hand sanitizer, wipes, and masks! Special thanks to T-Mobile staff members Kenneth, Caitlyn, and Jordan who helped load the supplies that will help our guests and volunteers stay healthy. We will be using these items at the Day Center and sharing them with our Host congregations.
Belk Charity Sale
The Belk Charity Sale is a sale dedicated to supporting local Non-Profit organizations. The Charity Sale will be held in every Belk store on Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30 during regular store hours. Throughout October, customers can purchase a $5.00 ticket (with proceeds going to charity) and receive $5.00 off their first purchase. They also will receive (on the same ticket) a 25% off stackable coupon. By purchasing a ticket, customers can support a worthy cause (such as Family Promise) and enjoy special storewide discounts during the sale. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets may call Amyee at 903-771-0322.
We love our congregations and volunteers!
As always, we are so grateful for all the love and gracious hospitality shown to our guests while they are getting back on their feet! Covenant Presbyterian church has been a superstar host, allowing us to stay at their congregation not only during their host week, but also during Grace United Methodist church's week (while their building is being remodeled) and two Open Host weeks! Extra thanks to volunteers from several congregations for filling in during the Open Host weeks. You are making a difference in our community!
Treat others the way God treats you: with kindness and grace. ❤️
Learn More
If you would like to learn more about Family Promise of Grayson County including:

  • How to participate
  • How to volunteer
  • How to support through donations

Please visit or contact Executive Director, Leigh Walker at

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