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RUN WITH GRACE 5K

Run with Grace 5k is a memorial run honoring the life of Grace Holt. Funds from the event will go towards a scholarship fund The Holt Family is setting up, to provide under privileged children {5th-8th grade} with the opportunity to go to a summer camp. Nominations will be submitted by teachers based on need.

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RUN WITH GRACE 5K

Run with Grace 5k is a memorial run honoring the life of Grace Holt. Funds from the event will go towards a scholarship fund The Holt Family is setting up for under privileged children to go to summer camps.

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GRACE & KINDNESS

Grace and Kindness Scholarship Fund was formed to honor the memory of Grace Holt and give opportunities for children from 5th to 8th grade to experience summer camps.

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GET INVOLVED!

Like most charities, the need for event volunteers is huge.  If you’d like to get involved for our Run with Grace 5K or in any other way, get in touch and let’s see where the best fit is!

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SPONSOR THE RUN

The most tangible way to support our cause and bring more kids to camp is to sponsor our events!  Event sponsors benefit from a number of things both tangibly and, of course, personally  Get in touch to sponsor.

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NOMINATE A STUDENT

Do you know a student who meets the criteria of our scholarships and deserves a scholarship for one of our summer camp programs? Click on the link below and nominate them today!

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EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

Grace and Kindness Scholarship Fund was formed to honor the memory of Grace Holt and give opportunities for children to experience summer camps. Grace was an incredibly kind, creative and wonderful girl that died at the age of 15 on January 3, 2016. Grace loved her summer camps. She attended gardening camp, horse camp, Wildlife Images camp, sports camps and volunteered at CATS.

Grace and Kindness Scholarships are determined simply by two factors…the children must be exceptionally kind and have a financial need. Funds are limited  so it is possible not all applicants will be chosen and awarded a scholarship this year.  Camp Scholarships are not to exceed $500 per child. The board of Grace and Kindness will choose recipients and the deadline for applications is May 12, 2018. A list of available camps is attached, although camps are not limited to this list.  Proceeds that are Raised through “Run With Grace”, go towards these scholarships.

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Grace was so much more than a girl who took her life. Grace truly  had more joy and happiness in her 15 years than many have in a lifetime. She was an  incredible daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend. She cared  about  all people and animals. She was kind  beyond measure and had true empathy for others and wanted everyone to be happy. She always had  a smile and kind words for people she came across . She was an angel on earth.  She was happiest  in nature, with her animals  or creating something. Grace did not have the typical “red flags” people think of when they think of a person that may be dealing with depression. Even her friends were unaware that Grace was struggling with depression. That’s because Grace’s depression was not typical. Grace shared with me feeling sad and not understanding why, 5 months prior to her passing. It was a sporadic feeling of sadness that she didn’t understand. In her words “her life was wonderful and she couldn’t understand why she felt the way she did”. Grace never talked about thoughts  of suicide despite counseling. Even her counselor had no idea she could take her life. Maybe Grace had no idea.
Although we treated Grace’s depression seriously, the lessons I have learned are…
  • People don’t need to have the “typical signs of suicide.
  • Suicidality does not always follow a predictable pattern and can be impulsive.
  • Be kind to others because you never know what they are going through (Grace said this many times in her life).
  • If you have any idea at all that someone may be going through depression or a dark time in their life you must reach out and tell a trusted adult.
Please, always remember Grace.
Her Mom

TESTIMONIALS

This article is from the Mail Tribune and can be viewed here.

Grace Holt loved life.

The Medford teenager rescued and cared for animals. She helped foster kittens and was crazy about Sanctuary One, her mom Susan says.

Grace embraced nature, gardening, arts and cooking, and she especially cherished summer camps that involved those hobbies. She wanted to be an elementary school teacher.

“She was the kindest kid you’d ever meet,” Susan says.

Why 15-year-old Grace committed suicide on Jan. 3, 2016, is a conundrum Susan can’t solve. But through anguish she’d never encountered before, Susan had a moment of clarity and realization.

“It’s hard,” says Susan, a health and PE teacher at Hedrick Middle School. “It’s really, really hard. But something good has to happen out of this tragedy. I tell my kids that there is nothing more important than being a kind human being. Grace exemplified that.”

So Susan and Lisa Hutchins helped create a memorial run/walk called the Run with Grace 5K, set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin Creek Elementary.

Fees for adults are $15, students $7 and T-shirts $10, with funds set to help area children attend summer camps. Those who attend don’t have to compete. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/zo5m7rw or sign up on site Saturday. For more info, call 541-601-8951 or email hutch10@gmail.com.

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CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

Grace and Kindness Scholarship Fund was formed to honor the memory of Grace Holt and give opportunities for children to experience summer camps. Grace was an incredibly kind, creative and wonderful girl that died at the age of 15 on January 3, 2016. Grace loved her summer camps.

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