Testimonials

Dear Michelle,

Just a short note to thank you and your wonderful organization, Mother’s Grace, for helping my dear friend Jennifer! It’s the love and compassion of others that make our world a better place. Grateful for all you do!

Very Sincerely,
Faye
April,2017


Hello Michelle,

I have been meaning to write to you to thank you for your help with Cinthia B’s hospital bill. Your phone call the day after I nominated Cinthia came while we were waiting at the hospital. It meant a great deal, as did the warmth and kindness I felt over the phone. I am so happy to know about Mother’s Grace and its generosity. I told Cinthia yesterday that I will be sending you a donation in the future. She said that she would too. Please send me your mailing address. If I can ever be of help to you in Tucson, let me know.

Warm regards,
Pamela H.
April 2017


Dear Michelle and everyone that is part of Mother’s Grace, I feel as though I have been led out of a cave and into the sunlight, My new place is so peaceful and I am feeling for the first time in years. Your generosity and support has restored my spirit. My faith is stronger through this experience and your efforts!

I feel so blessed and that this new beginning will allow me to be of maximum service to God and my community. Like the symbol of the thistle in your logo, In gratitude, a symbol of protection and the flower of the sun, thank- you for lifting me up and leading me into the sunlight!

Forever Grateful,
Jennifer Toolan
March 2017


IMG_0919Dear Mother’s Grace,

A huge hug and thank you to all of you for providing my family and I with yummy wonderful meals! We greatly appreciate all of the things you have done for us. All of our love the Lewis Family!

January 2017

 


Dearest Michelle and Mother’s Grace Board,

So surprised and touched by your kind and generous gift!!! Really, words can’t express. As I never imagined myself or family on the receiving end of such a gift, it will be very helpful in the alternative therapies that we are using and trying for Kaitlin. We are in the process of gearing up for round 2 of chemo therapy and hoping that some of the alternative medicines will help her get through it with less side effects. Also, Hillary has been a huge blessing for Kaitlin and myself throughout this journey and will continue to be, so thank you for the sessions.

Appreciate all the love, support and prayers.

Much love,
Laurie S.
12-2016


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We thank you from St. Jude’s Hospital, Ben has a Primitive Neuroecodemal tumor (PNET), a rare brain tumor.

God bless you. Thank you so much. Your support will help us greatly. I never thought we would be in a place where we would have to ask for help. But I thank God for people like you and your organization who our willing to reach out when we need it most. I wish I could say more than thank you. God bless you.

Blessings and Kindness,
Jennifer (Ben’s Mom)
October, 2016


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I wanted to write to you a say a huge thank you to everyone at mother’s grace for your very kind donation of flight and target vouchers. Not only has it helped financially but it has warmed our hearts knowing that there are people out there who are doing so much for others out of the kindness of their heart. We will be forever grateful for your support.

The flight vouchers have helped us greatly as not only did we have this trip to Minnesota but we will have to keep flying back here for checkups, the target vouchers allowed us to buy our daughter, Lyla a play matt and development tools for her to use while we are here for 4 months, they have also helped with a couple of grocery stops.

We arrived in Minnesota at the start of July and shortly after Lyla was omitted to the hospital for her 8 days of chemo followed by her transplant. The chemo was hard for us as parents to watch, but Lyla took in her stride and showed us how strong babies are. She made great progress after the transplant and was allowed to leave the hospital after a month and we are now all in the Ronald McDonald house watching her get stronger every day. We are hoping that she continues doing as well as she has been and look forward to her 1st birthday on September 3rd. We are hoping to be back in Arizona at the start of November and continue Lyla’s recovery.

We will be forever grateful to mothers grace’s kindness.

Many thanks
Steve Edgington
Head Tennis Professional
Phoenix Country Club

August, 2016


unnamedMother’s Grace is a perfect name for your organization. My sister-in-law, Nicolle and I are so grateful to the wonderful women that assisted her in the last few weeks. Nicolle has been battling colorectal cancer for the last 3.5 years and her son is also battling an aggressive brain cancer that has left him paralyzed. Caring for herself while ill and caring for him is complicated but this burden was eased by your compassion. We are so grateful for the meals and groceries but especially in your assistance in getting their handicap van ready for their trip to MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Thank you, they arrived safely and in the hands of some of the best doctors in the country.

Thank you,
Ginger Rowley
August, 2016


image1Hi ladies!

I wanted to fill you in on how things have been going. This summer was fun and chaotic! I’m trying to keep the boys busy while getting things done. Being a single parent is no joke!!

Rachel Earnhardt referred me to Jay at the car dealerships. He has been fantastic! Everyday he checks their inventory for me. Last week I got the call! They found us a suburban. They drew up all of the paperwork and drove out to my house today to bring me our truck! They even got my temporary license plate for me so I don’t have to go to the DMV. They brought another employee so they could drive away my 2 old cars. That is beyond customer service!! That was honestly the easiest process I’ve ever experienced with a car dealership. Wonderful company and people 😊

Thank you all so much for everything you have done for me and my family! You are all truly wonderful women. If I can help you in anyway, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thank you,
Jen James Max Dominick
July, 2016


Dear Terri and Mother’s Grace-

Thank you all for your very generous gift. Your kindness and support from such a distance means the world to us. The gift cards come as such a sweet gesture, but also provide some relief. We remain in awe of the compassion you have shown. We are confident that Mackenzie will giver her all to fight this beast and we know God is with us. Just to know others are thinking of our baby means so much. Keep up this amazing work of the Lord because you truly raise people’s spirits.
God Bless Kate and Kenzie
May, 2016


Dear Ms. Murphy at Mother’s Grace,

My family and I can’t quite put into words how thankful we are or your gifts! Mortgage relief and support with groceries and gas has really helped through my illness. (prayers have really been answered) I am very ill for 3-4 days after treatment then my stamina returns and I am back to being a ‘MOM”.

God Bless you Gale and Family
May, 2016


IMG_0062Thank you so much for your time and guidance today ladies. You are the true definition of Girl Power!

We left lunch today feeling invigorated and with ideas already swirling about. Your energy and enthusiasm are truly contagious, and your ideas and mentorship were sincerely appreciated.
We look forward to the ribbon cutting of the Child Watch space on Tuesday May 31st.

And finally, a huge thank you for the grant funding Mother’s Grace has awarded our agency. We will be responsible stewards of your funds, and guarantee that it will make an immense impact in the lives of refugees who are starting their lives over again here in Arizona. We are honored to have Mother’s Grace be a part of the launch of this project.

Thank you!

Nicky Walker
May, 2016


Thank you, Terri and Mother’s Grace for their generous donation. You, yourself are an amazing, loving person And your organization is too. God bless you all with good things in your life when the time is right. Thank you for never forgetting the Sequoya family. You are an amazing organization with so much love . May your God bless you all and you families.

Mary Endsley RN,
Sequoya

March, 2016


Dear Mother’s Grace,

I felt compelled to let you know that what you did and are doing for Amber and many other mothers all over is VERY inspiring, I went to your website and how refreshing to see women helping women without there being an END GAME. As a Christian woman and friend to Amber I wanted to let you know that you and everyone you work with are greatly appreciated in a world where kindness is greatly needed.

Pamela Stork
March, 2016


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Michelle and Mother’s Grace..please know of our gratitude to Mother’s Grace!!! Soooooo thankful for the gift you have provided this month! Hearts feel a little lighter!

Just soooo thankful!
Aimee Patton

February, 2016


a-andrew-a-mothersgrace-thank-youA Mother’s Grace (and inspiration!) ~ and God’s Plan ~ came together to bless our family in a BIG way this week. We are deeply grateful!

We have had a slew of expensive things break down and need repair in the last few months. Some of those things are yet to be handled, due to the cost. When you live on such a tight budget like we do due to our son’s expensive and ongoing medical needs, there is not much “extra” money to handle things. When they are BIG things in close succession, it is overwhelming financially.

One of things still outstanding was work done on our car. We have done the “band aid” things as necessity along the way, but there were many other things needing attention that we could not do because of the cost.

We are blessed to have 2 vehicles, but our son can only go in one. Our 2nd vehicle is my husband’s tiny pickup truck, a treasured gift from his mother when his father passed away (It was his Dad’s truck). It is the smallest kind – 1 bench seat – and not safe for a small child to be in. Therefore, for all of Andrew’s life, whomever has Andrew with them, has the car.

Our car is a lifeline. It takes our most precious gift (our son) to all of his doctor and physical improvement appointments…and everywhere he needs to go. We take it to CA each summer for Andrew’s medical treatment trip. We would be lost without it. It is 6 years old and is at the mileage where it requires a lot of attention.

Enter Mothers Grace… an amazing charity founded by an incredibly inspirational woman…and run by her and many SHEroes like her. 🙂 Their organization supports Mothers in a critical time of need. Our situation is not the “typical” situation they assist with. Most are helped during a more serious or tragic time. Yet, since our need is ongoing and unique in some sense due to our son’s medical needs, they considered our request. A dear friend was kind enough to apply for me, as I wasn’t able to apply for myself.

We listed out the many needs and they said they would help to get our car in full working and safe order. I don’t know the grand total of what they did, but I know that it certainly would have cost our family over $1500 to do it on our own. They helped our car with new: 2 tires; front brakes; spark plugs; timing and drive belts; coolant flush; oil change; cabin air filter; gear shift — and we were given a free loaner car for a day while all the work was done. In the end, our bill was $0 !

You should have seen me in the “dude zone” of the Hyundai service department (unsuccessfully) trying hard to hold in the tears of gratitude! 🙂 Our car is ready for all that we need to do for quite awhile! Praise God!

One of the inspirational women who is connected to Mother’s Grace is an Earnhardt family member. Our car was purchased from and is serviced by Earnhardt’s Santan Hyundai. When she found out about our situation from the Mother’s Grace team member who was coordinating our assistance, she offered for Earnhardt’s to pay for our car repairs! Wow! Talk about giving back to the community!

Since there are so many different things that need attention with our home, car etc, my request in this was that they help with a mortgage payment (under $1000) to free up money to go toward another issue. What they did though was so much bigger and better than that! God’s plans always are just that…bigger and better than ours!

Michelle, Jodi, Rachel and Everyone connected to Mother’s Grace, along with the Earnhardt Family ~ Please know that by supporting THIS mother…you have helped our entire family in big ways! We will never forget this GRACE — this gift — of God’s love and provision that you have provided to us. See that “precious cargo” holding the thank you sign here? His life is better because you helped his Momma and we are all profoundly grateful!

With Much Gratitude ~
the Burkhart Family

January 2016


Hi Michelle,

FullSizeRender-2I would like to sincerely Thank You as well as all the generous Mothers who have so lovingly provided my family with meals in this most difficult time of our lives. It has been extremely difficult coping with everything that my family is going through, but it gives me great comfort knowing that Mothers Grace was and continues to be there if I need them. I never realize how much relief it would be to not have to worry about cooking dinner. With all the Doctor appointments and different treatments my son has required Mothers Grace has been exactly that for us Grace! I was an extremely proud person and would never think of asking for financial or any form of help. But when I met you and Sandy that day for lunch and you both told me that you were there to take the burden of me, God only knows what I felt that day. I had been carrying many burdens since the day My son and his entire Family were in that fatal car accident where he lost is fiancee , leaving him in extremely critical condition with two kids 5 yrs and 3 yrs also injured. I had to step in and take care of everyone, never once wondering who was going to take care of me? But I genuinely believe God knew that I too needed taking care of. Because like a true miracle you phoned me and told me that Mothers Grace wanted to help ” Me”. I accepted and I am so grateful I did because through Gods Grace and Mothers Grace many burdens were lifted and I was able to return to work. Thank you again for taking care of our car and for all you did for us at Christmas! Additional Thanks to Dr. Javia for working on my son’s teeth..she was wonderful!

Thank You again Mothers Grace for all your Blessings!

Maria D. Rodriguez – Newell
January 2016


Mother’s Grace has helped me in more ways than I can explain. After relocating to Arizona and going through a divorce and starting a new job, things were very hard. I was left with no family and virtually no support for myself and my two young children. Michelle came to my place of work, listened to my story and hugged me when I began to cry. Mother’s Grace helped me buy food for my family and even went above and beyond and found my son a bed. Until then he had been sleeping on an air mattress. Mother’s Grace has been a source of support and Michelle herself will even call and email to see how things are. I am forever grateful to Michelle and Mother’s Grace for all of the help and support they have shown my family.

Jennifer W. Phoenix
January, 2016


FullSizeRender“Michelle, it was truly wonderful to meet you and your awesome ladies of Mother’s Grace! You have made me cry with happiness. I am so blessed to have women like you to support me emotionally as fellow cancer patients and moms. Your gifts today were so over-the-top generous after you’ve already been so kind to my family and I. I would love to pay it forward and if you have an volunteer efforts in San Diego or if I can ever help you in any way, please, let me know. I have been touched by angels today and I am so grateful for each one of you!

December 2015


Thank you Mothers grace for the help. It will be a huge help to me and my family. My mom now doesn’t have to work two jobs. (she can go back to her main job) I am very thankful for the money you gave me. I am going to keep my grades up and keep trying really hard in class. You will be a part of the reason I can still attend a catholic school and have this great education and bond I have with the teachers. I promise I will not disappoint you. Once again thank you for the help.

Sincerely yours
Aaron Perez

December 2015


Hello to Mother’s Grace

I wanted to send you a huge thank you!! Words can’t express how grateful I am for your help. It was a big help to my family. My transplant was successful and I’m finally home with my family. It’s all recovery from here. Thank you for contributing to my receiving my transplant!!! xx

Sabrina Conger Brambila
November 2015


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“A wonderful Day for Mother’s Grace to be able to facilitate of 1000 coats to Helen’s Hope Chest – we are thrilled that so many will benefit from brand new beautiful coats this season!”

Katie
October 2015


Dear Mother’s Grace-

With my sincerest Thanks, I want to express my true appreciation for the gifts you are providing me and my family. I truly had no understanding of Mother’s Grace and of the Magnitude of Blessings you give. I am so very thankful – beyond words. During this trial in my life, this is a God Moment! His hands are here with me at this moment! Some things or workings are hard to see when things are so crazy us, but this time I see it, and its wonderful! Full of hope and promise thank you all for what you do.

With sincere gratitude,
Katie Madison

August 2015


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DSC_0011Just 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!
XOXOXOXO
Annette

Forever Grateful,
Annette
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,
Annette
May 2015


Michelle,

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


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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!

Sincerely,
Anita
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!!
Jennifer
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


emmetts-fightEmmett’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!

Thanks,
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


Michelle,

kate-smTHANK 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!!
Kate
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!

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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
Lisa!
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


Michelle,
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.

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


coleen-1-smGod 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…..

Coleen
February 2013


Dear Mothers Grace

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

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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


A SPECIAL THANK YOU….

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.

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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,

Kristen
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!

Sincerely,

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
XO
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.
Kathy
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

barb-nations

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 Samaritan that will donate a few used furniture 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.


megan-hornerI’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
DigDeepGiveWell


juanitaHI 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.

Sincerely,
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 Runneth 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.

Love,
Connie
~ 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