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DSC_0011I just wanted to thank you and everyone at Mother’s Grace involved in helping me and my kids out financially. Things have been pretty stressful and I had no idea anyone would do something like this to help. It really lifted a burden and will help me get back on my feet. I was very close to not being able to keep my son in daycare due to not being able to keep up with the bill. I thank you all for what you have done to help me.

Marie Siliezar
May 2015

Thank you again for your help. I cannot express how grateful I am to you and to Mothers Grace.
I prayed so hard for an answer. I prayed, GOD, I need a financial miracle...this will literally need to fall from the sky ...and it did! You are true ANGELS!!!!! Mothers Grace has restored my hope to never give up. In difficult times and moments of crisis, to keep trusting GOD.

Thank you again. I am forever forever forever grateful.

Thank YOU!

Forever Grateful,
May 2015

Dear Mother’s Grace,

Thank you so much for your help! Your kindness and generosity in helping me with my daughter’s tuition situation will not be forgotten. Your support of Mothers is amazing!. God Bless you for all that you do.

Forever Grateful,
May 2015


You made me cry!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Aunt Abby's and especially Aine Clare and the Madigan family. You blew us away with your generosity.

I am really looking forward to the event on the 7th and being surrounded by such an extraordinary group of women that make this organization what it is.

See you soon.

Cheers, Maggie
Margaret M. Yochem
President & Director of Marketing, Aunt Abby's Confections


Elayne and I want to thank you so much for your support as we deal with this family tragedy. While we cannot have our daughter back, your gracious gifts have provided some stress relief for Elayne. Mother's Grace is a great organization for helping women in time of need.

Harley Feldman
March 2015

Wow.... I am speechless!! Saying the words THANK YOU really doesn't convey what I want to say...I am so touched and grateful you are helping Angela Harris and her family. You ladies are amazing!! ❤️

Thank you!!
Lisa G.
March 2015

Mother's Grace has been a God send to our family. I have been battling cancer for fifteen months which has taken a tole on our checkbook, home and spirits. My three daughters and I were thrilled, amazed, and most of all thankful for the generous women that took in our family and have taken care of us for months now. These beautiful woman are in touch with the heartache and hardship of suffering families. They have gone beyond helping and have become friends. They work hard to meet the needs our family sets forward as we travel this road. We would not have this added peace of mind if it were not for Mother's Grace Group.

Thank you for everything,
Michelle Habra
March 2015

Mothers Grace is an amazing blessing in my life and of the families we serve! Amanda’s dream has touched thousands of lives with the gift of Dignity, because you believed in us!!!

Thank you again for your continued support!
Amanda and Lorraine,
Comfy Cozy’s for Chemo
January 2015

Mothers Grace,

Thank you so much for the generous donation last month! Because of your support 3 children will receive a nutritious meal every day for an entire year! Thank you for sharing our mission and for helping us bring HOPE to these kids. I pray that your New Year will be filled with blessings.

With a grateful heart,
Janine ,
Development Advisor, Feeding God’s Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit
January 2015

I can hardly express the gratitude we feel for the assistance Mother's Grace has provided to my brother and his family. When my brother and his wife learned she had cancer earlier this year we knew the road ahead would be difficult. Both Greg and Carol had suffered recent layoffs from their jobs and with two type 1 diabetics in the family, medical bills were already a heavy burden. Each of us provided as much help as we could, but at a certain point it became apparent that more would be needed. I remembered the work of Mother's Grace and nominated this family for whatever help could be provided. The responsiveness of Michelle and her team was amazing. They were so willing to assist and so quick to provide a donation, not once, but twice. All of us who give to charities hope that our money is used for maximum benefit. Mother's Grace is providing real and effective assistance for mother's in true need. Thank you!

May God Bless all of your work!
Kathleen Eggimann
November 2014

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mother's Grace!! Your organization truly cares about families. It's been challenging for me as a single parent of two special needs sons to make sure I provide not only shelter, food and clothing but also get them the best healthcare and therapy they need with their autism and down syndrome. With the help of Mother's Grace, my family is in a much better place!

October 2014

I just wanted to thank you for your donation to Lisa Messina for her Lung Transplant. Words cannot express our gratitude for your support of this family. Your donation is so much more than money to the Messinas, it is hope that their mother and wife will be there in the future and they can be a family together.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and God Bless!!
September 2014

My family is so grateful for your very generous donation in this difficult time. We have been overwhelmed with grace from the prayers and generosity of others. Thank you for this beautiful ministry - my family has been blessed by your kindness. You will be in our continued prayers.

God Bless,
Jason and Kellie Soper
August 2014

Wow, does it feel great to have a clean house! Between the spotless rooms and the delicious meal, I am sooooo relaxed! We are so grateful to Mother's Grace for all you are doing for us. Sayng "thank you" hardly seems enough to express our joy for your help.

If I can be of support or assistance to Mother's Grace in the future, please let me know. Your generosity, kindness and good wishes are in our hearts forever.

Most gratefully,
Lori H,
June 2014

Emmett's Fight Foundation received a grant from Mother's Grace. Our foundation is dedicate to bring awareness about the danger's of button battery ingestion to those in our community and around the world. My youngest son, Emmett, was affected by these tiny button batteries, when he accidentally swallowed one that was housed in a remote control of our DVD player. This injury inspired our passion to protecting other's children and families from suffering the way our family has suffered. The recovery has been complex and critical, because of this our foundation has not had the opportunity thus far to raise the adequate funds for our organization. However, after receiving the grant, Emmett's Fight will now be able to move forward to provide care packages to children who have suffered from ingesting a button battery. We also will be able to created much needed educational pamphlets promoting button battery safety for small children to schools, daycare facilities and Doctor's offices. We hope to shed light on this important and life saving issue! Thank you Mother's Grace for helping us to save lives!

Karla Rauch
June 2014

Mother’s Grace-

On behalf of the Samantha Stachel “Play Big Scholarship”, I wanted to thank you for your generous donation. We are in the process of selecting the scholarship recipients. We have received applicants from almost 50 qualified applicants who have achieved much in the way of academics, leadership, and contributions to their communities and have persevered to accomplish these achievements despite challenging circumstances in their lives. Like Mother’s Grace’s Mission to provide support to Mothers facing adversity, the Play Big Scholarship will support students who do not let their adversity define them or their goals.

Thank you again for helping Samantha’s vision and life continue to inspire others in their lives.

Best Regards,
Barrie Stachel
May 2014

To the Ladies of Mother’s Grace,

The Lanker Family would like to express their gratitude for such a compassionate gift to our grand daughter, Kristen, husband Matt and their newborn Blake. Having a first born is quite an event. But, learning that there are many challenges ahead..can be overwhelming. You have certainly eased their burdens to a great extent. What wonderful and wonder filled work that you do. Please accept our deepest thanks.

Continued Blessings
Diane and Jim Lanker
May 2014

Dear Mother's Grace Team,

Thank you so much for the amazing donation! It was so generous, I can't tell you all how much I appreciate this. This really means a lot to me and my family as I'm sure you all know. I am so grateful for your generosity and can't tell you how much I appreciate the thoughtfulness. Thank you so much for your kindness and support through this time, it really is a blessing.

All the best to your team, thank you!!
Ashlie Collins
April, 2014

To everyone at Mother's Grace, We would like to say thank you for reaching out to our family during this difficult time. Your organization really exemplifies what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

We are eternally grateful, God's Blessings,
The Sand Family
February, 2014


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I was able to go over to the bank cash the check and go to the Machine at Circle K to make the Payment. Our electricity is back on now and we soooooooo appreciate it!! Now that I can use my computer I am sharing a picture of my princesses with you, they are wonderful girls and you made their day today, knowing they would go to bed with electricity and being able to be and stay warm, and me not having to worry about Leyna falling in the dark if she got up to go to the bathroom or something. You took a big stress away from us and I am hoping we can relax and heal this weekend!!!

Thank you again!!
January 2014

Dear Michelle,

How do I say Thank you! I’m overwhelmed with Graditude and feeling so very blessed to be apart of my daughters dream. Mother’s Grace came by my side after losing my angel to cancer and helped me to see dreams can come true. From the bottom of my heart and thousands of other children who now recieve Comfycozys for chemo tee-shirts Thank you! And as Amanda would say “Big Hug!!”

Forever grateful,
Lorraine Tallman
Director - Childhood Cancer Advocate

January 2014

To everyone at Mother's Grace,

Thank You! I don't know how to express my gratitude. I didn't expect to receive two blessings from your organization. I haven't been able to work full time due to my chemotherapy and wound care appointments. Your gifts helped me pay bills and offset the cost of medical bills. If there is something I can do for your organization, then let me know!

God Bless you all, Susan Brill and Kids
December 2013

Dear Mother's Grace Team-
Thank you for your continued support of Dig Deep as we try to make a huge difference in the lives of women and children through our clean water projects.
Your gift each year is a blessing!

Lisa DigDeepGiveWell
October 2013

Dear Mothers Grace,

Thank you for the day of Graceful Giving that you held at "the Shop" in Scottsdale! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and support to Bradley and our family! Words can not truly express how thankful we are for your contribution!

Love the Cassavants
July 2013

Dear Mothers Grace,

Thank you for the generosity from Mothers Grace. My family and I were touched beyond words! My hope is that when I'm done with my treatments I can pass along the kindness shown to me!

God Bless
July 2013

Thank you so much for your donation and Bare Necessities items! Your support means so much to us and very appreciated! We hope to be able to work with you more in the future!

Gratefully Jody Farley-Berens
Singleton Moms
May 2013

Thank-you so much for your generous donation. When I am through with my treatment I would love to volunteer for Mother Grace!

Love Yvonne
May 2013

I am so thankful for you and the Moms at Mothers Grace! From the bottom of our toes out of the tops of our eyelashes.

Thank You
From the staff at Detour Theatre,
May 2013


Mothers Grace sponsors the rebuilding of Ms. Elaine Henry's yard 8 years post Katrina. Mrs. Henry is now just able to get back in her home.

Dear Michelle we received the check today from Mother's Grace!
Your organization is a huge blessing!
April 2013



God is so infinitely involved in all of the details that when you have Faith you can appreciate and delight in the process as He unfolds His deepest desires for your life. Looking back at the moment by chance that I met Michele with Mothers of Grace, I now see the details. At the time, it was distracting, but she knew she was to reach out to me on a Sunday morning. So often we find ourselves being rushed in this world, that being open to experiencing a God filled moment doesn’t always fit into our schedule.

I would like to share a story of how one person, one act of kindness, a moment of Grace has touched my life, my son’s life and our future with Grace and Gratitude.....

Click here to read the complete story.

February 2013

Dear Mothers Grace

Thank you so much for the grant for SLC (Susan loves Colman foundation) supporting treatment advancements for Synovial Sarcoma.

Your generosity will be put to great use! I've enclosed a copy of the Phoenix Children's Hospital 2013 calendar.....Coleman is "Mr. September"!

God's blessing to you for all you are doing to help others!
Susan Rehorn
February 2012

Dear Mothers Grace Board,

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for you and for all who support the mission of Mother’s Grace. Thank you, thank you for honoring the work of the Ben’s Bells Project by awarding us a very generous grant! Your gift is already helping us reach out to families in Newtown, CT who are dealing with unimaginable grief, and is also getting us closer to opening Ben’s Bells Phoenix. And thank you for inviting me to brunch! It was wonderful to meet you, to talk with Mother’s Grace supporters and to share my precious Ben with you. I look forward to a long and productive relationship with Mother’s Grace and feel honored to call myself a supporter!

With kindness and big gratitude,
Jeannette Maré (Founder Bens Bells)
January 27 2013

Dear Mothers Grace Foundation

Thank yo so much for your generosity and support. I have always tried to help other people and I feel humbled and blessed to receive so much love during my battle with breast cancer. Your gift has helped me pay my medical bills and expenses. Thank you and God Bless!

Susan Brill and Kiddos
November 2012


I have wanted to write a special Thank you to Mothers Grace. We had a tragic situation a year ago and my sister-in-law and nieces needed help. My brother attempted suicide and spent several months in the hospital. Mothers Grace sent a check to them to help pay for food and utilities for a few months.I truly appreciate the efforts and the dedication with this foundation and the mothers that work so hard to make it a success.The compassion you have is greatly recognized and honored. Thank you so very much.

Carol Froeber
October 2012

Dear Michelle,

Thank you for allowing me to send a little information and photos about the
children that will benefit from your incredible donation.

The funds will be used to support the Mwereni Integrated School for the Blind in Moshi Tanzania. K2 Adventures Foundation has made a significant difference in the medical and dental care of over 600 children at this school of which 74 of the students are blind and orphaned. In 2010 and 2011, K2AF built a free standing 1,500 square foot medical/dental clinic that now serves the children that attend the Mwereni School. This is the only form of medical care that any of these children have ever received in their short lives. K2AF also employs one local nurse, three local caregivers, one local security guard, one local dermatologist and one local dentist for the children. In addition, K2AF supplied the medical/dental clinic with over $300,000 worth of medical and dental supplies, toys,
bedding, mattresses, shoes, computers and sports equipment over the years.

Best regards,

K2 Foundation Kristen Sandquist
September 2012

Dear Michelle,

Here are some pictures of the difference Mother's Grace helped us make in Tanzania, Africa as a result of the grant we received last year. We are so excited to be heading back to build five more wells this summer to help bring thousands of more children access to clean water. Thank you for helping make that possible!


Atlee McSpadden
Grant Writer
Dig Deep Give Well

June 2012

Thank you for your gift to the Bourgade Catholic Girls Basketball Program. The purpose of all BCHS athletic programs is to build individual character and the athletic skills of each participant. Please know that your generosity is appreciated by our student - athletes, their families, our coaching staff and the school administration.
Onward Eagles, Upward Eagles, Fight to Victory!

With Gratitude,
Joann S. Advancement Director

April 2012

Dear Michelle & Tricia,

I am so thankful that there are women like you out there (and also Diane Spence!). Not that you have had to endure hardships to get to where you are, but thankful that you have the vision and the drive to establish this group and encourage other mothers.

I am so very appreciative of the gift cards you shared with me. Especially the Starbucks card. A little caffeine certainly makes it easier to get through some of the long days. But I am forging ahead, one day at a time. And as my Jesus Calling reading for July 15th (my birthday) said “Do not worry about tomorrow! This is not a suggestion, but a command.” Words to live by…

Grace and Peace to you both and I pray that one day soon I will be in a position to join you in supporting mothers in need.

Keri Hatlestad
July 2012

Thank you Michelle and Tricia for the honor of allowing me to share our family's story of the life and loss of our son, Matthew Kokodynski, to a congenital heart defect in 2005. I was so humbled to be chosen for such an honor to speak at the 2012 Mother's Grace luncheon. Matthew's memory was able to live on through your beautiful event. There are no words that could properly express my appreciation for such a gift.

The generous Mother's Grace Grant that you awarded the Children's Heart Foundation, will be used to further our mission of funding the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. Congenital heart defects is the number one defect in children. I hope you both know that you have directly helped to make a difference in many children's lives and the lives of those who love and care for them. May God continue to bless the work that you do!

All My Best,
Janeen Kokodynski and Family
July 2012

I am truly honored, blessed, and thankful to have been selected to tell the story of my amazing Nitalia, her journey, and her foundation at the beautiful Mother's Grace Event. Thank you Michelle, Trisha, and Mother's Grace for honoring our daughter, our family, and The Purple Society at this wonderfully faithful affair. As I wistfully spoke for the first time with Nitalia next to me in spirit form, she showed her beautiful presence in so many ways throughout the whole event, and after. Nitalia always shines through our tears, Thank God! The generous Mother's Grace Grant that you awarded us will go directly to continuing The Purple Society's Mission and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! The relationship of Mother's Grace and The Purple Society is a true blessing from God and will carry on the Lord's work into the future. 1Peter2:21 "To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps."
All our love and prayers
The Conti's

Michelle and Tricia

So, so many ****tears**** - to hear this mother's story of Malachai's death from SIDS - no medical answer, no cause for her healthy 3 1/2 month old's death....and to see her pain.....she lost her apartment b/c of her son's funeral expenses.
So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you, thank you, thank you - your scholarship gives her time to find a job and for the time being she will not have to worry about her kids losing all that they own and that her kids will be able to have something for Christmas.
MISS Foundation 12-2011

Dear Michelle and Tricia

As the New Year begins, I just wanted to send a short note. Our families who could not fish in the Gulf are now back at work, and the Oil workers are gradually being called back as well. Thanks to your generosity last spring, those families struggling to pay their tuition were helped at a real crunch time. As I reflect back on the blessings our school received in 2011 I thought of Mother's Grace.
May God continue to bless your work.
Yours in Christ,
Sister Elizabeth Hebert SLW
OLPH Catholic School Belle Chasse LA

Trish and Michelle

" The African girls are halfway through the Edward Tulane book and LOVE it! We had our first book club review last night and they have so much to talk about that we're meeting tonight as well. They even asked if they could take their books to church camp next week. What a great idea you had!
Barb Nation
Paradise Shadows Outreach

On behalf of Ms. Renee' James family I would like to thank you for the generous donation. This donation will help her to purchase a refrigerator and a stove for the newly renovated home. We are getting close to finishing the home. On November the 30th Ms. James and I will meet another good Samarian that will donate a few used furnitures pieces to make the house a home for the family. It is people like you that help make a difference in the lives of folks who are struggling to recover from a natural disaster that turns into a blessed ending. God bless you!

Click here to view before pictures of the James home, as well as photos of the renovation in progress.

I'm so over whelmed with peace from all the prayers and support I have gotten from all you. I can't begin to thank mothers grace for all your support.

Megan King Horner

God works in such amazing ways.... I also own a business called mom2mom which is all about moms helping other moms. We help moms through donations, all over the world and also help moms here by doing a semi annual children's consignment event. That is part of the reason we started Dig Deep Give Well. When I went to Africa for the first time in 2007, all I could think about was "what would I do if I had to get water for my family of 7?" "How would I be able to carry that much water?" It changed my life!

Lisa Brodie

HI michelle and tricia:

I cannot thank you enough for putting this darling smile on a little girl's sweet face. here is Andrea, wearing one of her new dresses, thanks to you and Mother's grace! They bought her clothes, shoes, and took pictures of so many much needed baby goods for her as well.

Thank you on behalf of three mothers -
Juanita, her selfless caregiver, andrea's mother, and me!

Wow! I am so humbled by the generosity of your students. On behalf of the families that will benefit from your generosity, I offer my sincerest thanks and gratitude. We work really hard to teach our students the importance of stewardship. Thank you for the example of faith in action.

I'm looking forward to meeting you in May. Good luck as you wrap up this school year.

Viki G.
OLPH School Administration (Belle Chasse LA)

Dear Tricia & Michelle,

“Thank you for your very generous donation towards the purchasing of my very own handicap-accessible van. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. Your donation has allowed me to get that much closer to obtaining not only a van, but also my independence. May God bless you with His tenderest blessings!” With Sincere Gratitude,

Bill Wogan

Dear Michelle and Tricia,

My Heart is still so full from your beautiful event on Thursday that is hard to find words to describe what it all meant to me. " My Cup Runeth Over!" 

I like many, didn't know quite what to expect from the first public launching of "Mother's Grace." The gorgeous setting at Silverleaf Country Club, the vendors and their products, delicious food and the presence of so many wonderful women that turned out for you was the beginning of great things to come.

I was truly honored and humbled to be invited to speak and to be selected as a recipient of Mother's Grace grants for 2011. Many thoughts have run through my mind today as I reflect on your words and stories. Congratulations for putting your fears aside, and going forward with your idea and dreams. I can promise this, you will never look back. You have begun a journey that will physically take you to many places , mentally challenge you and spiritually deepen you and awaken you as you will see many miracles out of your work. This kind of work is so much bigger than us " Not by my might or power, but by His spirit "is a scripture that I have lived by in my work.

Most of all , Mother's Grace will impact and define it's own mission statement through your children. They will learn so much from watching and working with you. They will experience a great freedom in "the focus off of self " and will also experience the joy of giving and therefore, gain a deeper understanding of what Christ meant when he said "It is better to give than receive." The fruit of this will be your greatest reward and they will discover the CHAMPION that's inside of themselves, as in all of us.  

Your work will ripple and touch thousands of lives in ways that you can't imagine. Congratulations once again on putting Hands and Feet to  your Dreams and Faith . I have learned from the Katrina recovery that Faith  is ACTIVE and POWERFUL. It doesn't sit in a pew or a church, IT MOVES !!! And you are MOVERS that's for sure!!!

May the favor of God be on you and Mother's Grace. Thank you once again for a day that I will never forget.

~ Director, St. Paul's Homecoming Center

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." 
~ Audrey Hepburn