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Satchel’s awards $12,000 to GRACE with a Satch Capital Grant

Satchel’s Pizza is proud to award their 2019 Satch Capital Grant award to GRACE, a project of the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry. GRACE will use the award to purchase a box truck to deliver furniture to people as they move into housing.

January 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Gracy Castine (Satchel’s): satchelsdonation@gmail.com  

Jon DeCarmine (GRACE): jdecarmine@gracemarketplace.org / 352-212-9642

Satchel’s awards $12,000 to GRACE with a Satch Capital Grant

Satchel’s Pizza is proud to award their 2019 Satch Capital Grant award to GRACE, a project of the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry. GRACE is a one-stop assistance center and emergency shelter on a mission to end homelessness in Alachua County. The Satch Capital Grant is funded by Satchel’s customers who give their support to local nonprofits by using Satchel’s ATM machines. GRACE was one of 12 applicants for this year’s award.

GRACE provides supportive services, emergency shelter, and permanent solutions to people without housing. Since 2014, GRACE has moved nearly 1,000 people into permanent housing, reducing homelessness by 36% in Alachua County. GRACE will use the award to purchase a box truck to deliver furniture to people as they move into housing. The truck will also be used to pick up donated food, furniture, and household items.

“We’re thrilled to have Satchel’s as a part of Team GRACE,” said GRACE Executive Director Jon DeCarmine. “Their support means the difference between moving people into a house, and moving them into a home.

GRACE housed 406 people in 2019, and will move another 500 people into housing in 2020. The agency received nearly 100,000 pounds of food from Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in 2019, and served more than 135,000 meals to people in crisis.

Satchel’s gives back to the community in a variety of ways. Satchel’s Giving Programs offer donations in the form of gift cards, quarterly Satch Grants and yearly Satch Cash and Satch Capital awards. All applicants must be a non-profit entity (501c3) that provide charitable, environmental, or educational services to the people of Alachua County. For more information on Satchel’s community giving, visit https://www.satchelspizza.com/grants/. For more information on GRACE, visit gracemarketplace.org.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Lauren Poe
Mayor, Gainesville, FL
"They're doing remarkable work and changing the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people."
Dr. Bernie Machen
President Emeritus, UF
"GRACE's early success represents a truly remarkable launch of a much-needed community resource."

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