Grace Timonium

REST DAY

Rest Day has become one of Grace’s largest outreaches to the community. This dream to give parents of children with disabilities an afternoon of rest started 8 years ago and we served just 15 families. It has now grown to serve over 70 families every REST Day. Families will drop off their kids (18 & younger), and then leave for an afternoon of rest or errands or even a date! Then volunteers spend the afternoon preparing dinners in the kitchen, playing games with kids, running activity rooms or helping the kids have a wonderful and safe time.

December 2019 Rest Day

Grace’s ongoing renovation is again allowing us to take this opportunity to love our families affected by disability in a new way. We will not be able to hold our normal December Rest Day this year, but we will deliver wreaths and Christmas blessing bags to 125 families in our community. If you want to be a part of any of these opportunities and have questions please email restday@gfc.org.

Buy a Wreath

(or two or three!) to donate to a REST Day Family

Donate Supplies

to fill our Christmas Blessing Bags this holiday season

Help us Deliver

Consider helping us deliver items to our families on December 7th

FAMILIES

Families signing up receive a day of REST – THANK YOU for reaching out to Rest Day and we can’t wait to provide you with an afternoon of Rest. To sign up your children, please complete a separate form for each child by clicking on “KIDS”. You will receive an email the week of Rest Day with your child’s color group and other details for the day. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions prior to Rest Day. If you are new to rest day, please be on the look out for a call from one of our family liaisons. They look forward to discussing your children and going through their forms with you so we make sure they have a wonderful and and safe time while you enjoy some rest!

Beginning September 1st, 2018 the kids cut off age of 18 and under will be in effect to participate at our Rest Days.

REST Day Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Rest Day! Registration, reference, and a background check are required before you can serve. We want to remind everyone that we love families serving together. Any age can serve at Rest Day but kids under 16 need to be serving with an adult. When registering online, there is a place to include any minors serving with you. We typically have around 125 friends participate and need many volunteers to make this day happen.

Groups: We need most of our volunteers to serve in groups alongside our friends with disabilities and their siblings to take them around to our planned activities.

Activity Rooms: We need volunteers to serve in our 7 activity rooms to help execute all the fun our friends will have! We do crafts, games, face painting, a rumble room, music and the surprise “fun” room.

Medical Team: We need nurses and medical staff to support our friends so this day of REST is possible! If you are in the medical profession, we would love to connect with you!

Kitchen: We need volunteers to serve in the kitchen preparing meals to send home with our families.

FOOD DONATIONS

We need 75 meals to send home for our families to enjoy. All donations can be dropped off the Friday before Rest Day and that Saturday morning by 11am. You do not need to fill out the volunteer link to donate food.

Meal Coordinators – rest.day.volunteers@gmail.com