I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.  ~John D. Rockefeller

GRASP has decided to embark on a new business endeavor which will generate a sustainable income, provide opportunities for growth, and bring value to our community and local economy.  All of this can be accomplished by simply opening a thrift store in our small town. 

We plan to utilize the profit from this business to support our programs at GRASP.  Our board has a vision of a store in town which provides a place for people to donate clothes and household items with the knowledge that they will be directly benefiting their own community.  This store will allow people to purchase gently used necessities at a deeply discounted price. We are very excited and are accepting gently used and new donations.


A new year and we have been working on new programs!

Start by doing what is necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible - Francis of Assisi

GRASP has been diligently working to expand programs to make an impact on our community as a whole.  We have added nutrition and healthy eating workshops through a partnership with Chester County Literacy Council.  These workshops focus on ways to incorporate nutritious foods into your diet and they are open to the public.  We will also be partnering with ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union and Spratt Savings and Loan to present financial management workshops focused on a variety of topics including stretching your dollar to make your budget work for you and learning to repair your credit.



Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much - Helen Keller

We would like to thank the NutriMax, J Marion Sims Foundation and Sisters of Charity of South Carolina for our recent grant awards.  These funds will help us continue to serve our neighbors in need.  We are also making some changes and adding programs in order to make a positive impact on our community as a whole.  We would also like to thank Foundation for the Carolinas, Fairfield Electric, The Springs Close Foundation, The Chester Foundation, The Chester Healthcare Foundation, United Way, Providence Presbytery, ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union, XL Mediaworks, Founders Federal Credit Union, Stevenson-Weir, Dr. Sam Stone, Pinebrook Foundry, Smarr Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC, Great Falls Pharmacy and IGA in Great Falls.


We sincerely appreciate the support of these foundations and local businesses.

YOU are making change possible! 


Mrs. Dollie Roberts


We are proud to announce that Mrs. Dollie Roberts has been appointed an Honorary Lifetime Board Member of GRASP because of her many years of work and dedication.  Dollie has served on our board, worked as a volunteer and contributed countless hours of time advocating for GRASP in our community.  We are so happy that Dollie has chosen to share her wealth of knowledge and experience with us as we continue to serve individuals and families in our community who need it most.


Hope to see you next year!