This is grace.


COVID-19 is having a physical, social, and economic impact on local communities here in Greater Boston and around the world. It has many of us wondering, how can I help? How can I show my local community grace in their time of need?

We've put together a list of tangible ways to meet some of our local communities’ most urgent needs. We’ve all felt what it means to #experiencegrace, and now we want to provide the resources and support to extend that same grace to our communities, both near and far. We're calling this initiative #thisisgrace

Help us spread the word...

Show us the ways you are sharing grace in your communities: making masks, checking in on neighbors, hosting a prayer call, or donating to your local food pantry. Whatever you’re doing to help, share it!  These real-life examples inspire others to join in and give back.

Here’s how: post a selfie or a photo of how you’ve shown (or received!) grace in the past few weeks to social media, using the hashtag #thisisgrace. We’ll share your stories of encouragement on our social media too!

Not on social media? Upload your video here

Volunteer Opportunities

Bilingual Volunteers Needed (Remote)

Do you have multilingual skills? Are you interested in helping folks navigate the social services available to them? CONNECT works to improve the financial mobility of low-income households. Currently, CONNECT is looking for remote multilingual volunteers. They will be prioritizing volunteers who have Spanish or Arabic language skills and/or are able to commit to at least 5 hours a week. 

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Drivers Needed

Are you interested in driving items from Cambridge donation sites to Pany Café in Chelsea on Tuesday or Thursday mornings? If so, click the button below to sign up.

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Grocery Packaging and Distribution
organized by the Chelsea Teachers Union (CTU)

Interested in traveling to Chelsea, assembling grocery packages, and delivering them by car to residences of folks in need of assistance? Click below to sign up.

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Giving Update

THANK YOU

We would like to say THANKS to you Grace Chapel for contributing much needed supplies and financial resources to some of our hardest hit communities in Greater Boston. We have been able to deliver 7140 diapers, 11,713 baby wipes, 132 boxes of formula, tons of gloves, masks, equipment and boxes and boxes of non-perishable food to 1000 children and their families. We have also been able to deliver to Paul and Glenna Malkemes, our Grace Chapel Partners who lead The Boston Project food, boxes and boxes of craft supplies, bikes, balls and games for the 50 families that they serve in Dorchester.

Thank you also for contributing over $90,000 to the COVID -19 Response Fund which has been distributed to families in need through Agencia Alpha, a social ministry ministry affiliated with Lion of Judah, one of the leading Latino churches in Boston. We have designated a tithe of this fund to help two of our Global Partners, Uncle George with Good News for India and Gibson Nkanaunena with World Relief Malawi, to help meet food security needs.

Agencia Alpha

Agencia ALPHA seeks to integrate Spanish-speaking immigrants in Greater Boston and through out the Commonwealth into the social, political, and economic fabric of society and improve their quality of life in the United States. It is an immigrant-led, faith-based, grassroots organization, focusing on legalization and citizenship services, community organizing, and leadership development.

Read the full donations report from Agencia Alpha below.

Donations Report


Boston Project Ministries

Our Regional Partner Boston Project Ministries serves people living in the Norfolk Triangle neighborhood in Dorchester. South Dorchester has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the City of Boston . These cases are disproportionately impacting Black and Latino neighbors, often because of historical systemic injustices that have impacted their health and well-being. BPM is currently working to assist 70 vulnerable families in their network who are in need of groceries and meals.

                                                   


World Relief Malawi

World Relief Malawi’s mission is to empower the church to serve the most vulnerable. Often referred to as “the Warm Heart of Africa,” Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 50% of the population living on less than $1 per day. Through partnership with Grace Chapel since 2005, World Relief Malawi has been empowering the local church in the Mzimba District to respond to the needs in their communities through leadership formation, child development projects, orphan and care of vulnerable children, agricultural development, savings groups, and HIV/AIDS programs. One person in ten in the country has been served by the ministry of World Relief Malawi! This COVID-19 Response Fund will support World Relief Malawi in their work with those suffering from food security issues.


Good News for India

Since 1986, Good News for India has been serving in north India by training, sending, and supporting national Christians to preach the gospel and start churches in unreached places and among unreached people groups. They also serve the poor and needy in the name of Jesus through several Christian schools, child-care ministries and orphanages, skill training for women, and emergency relief work in times of disasters.  The “COVID-19 Response Fund” will support Good News for India in its work with local pastors who serve those who suffer from food insecurity..

Click here to watch a special message from the Good News from India director, “Uncle” George Chavanikamannil.

Campus Response

Each of our Campuses is partnering with organizations in their towns to meet local needs. If you would like to learn more about how you can help these organizations, click the links below.

Watertown Campus

The Watertown campus is teaming up with the Watertown Boys and Girls Club &  Watertown Food Pantry. If you would like more information about signing up, please contact Jean Park.

Wilmington Campus

The Wilmington campus is working with Wilmington Community Fund  & Reading Food Pantry. If you would like more information about signing up, please contact Laurie Bean.

 Foxboro Campus

The Foxboro campus is teaming up with the Foxboro YMCA  to help distribute food to families. If you would like to volunteer, please email Meg Nelson.

East Lexington Campus

The ELX campus is joining forces with Arlington EATS to unload and pack groceries and with the Greater Boston Food Bank. If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please contact Carrie Naylor.

Lexington Campus

The Lexington campus is working with our neighbor Nellio’s Gourmet Deli by donating meals to families each week. Food that has been collected for our Grace Chapel food pantry has been donated to the Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry  and the Burlington Food Pantry. For more information or questions, please contact Patti Quigley. 

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