Laces of Grace, Inc. was started in 2010 by Matt Graves, his wife Corey, and his three beautiful kids, Baylie, Drew and Casey.
After spending years at the collegiate level coaching football, Matt came back home to Texarkana to coach high school football. After getting close to one of the players, Matt and Corey took the young man shopping for shoes to start the school year. When they walked in the store, he had NO IDEA what size shoe he wore. He had on a decent pair of shoes in a size 9.5.
They wound up buying him a size 11.5
Matt couldn’t imagine walking around with shoes that were 2 sizes too small. Since that day, he began noticing kids’ shoes and what terrible condition some of them were in. When he saw a kid with a nicer pair, he couldn’t help but wonder if they were 2 sizes too small.
Matt began feeling as if God was tugging on his heart to DO SOMETHING! About that time, Matt came across the verses, 1 John 3:17-18. And after much prayer and counsel, Laces of Grace was formed.
Our goal is to share God’s love and grace while meeting a physical need by providing children with a pair of shoes.
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but in action and in truth.”
Matt and Corey serve as the President and Secretary for the organization. We are governed by a board of directors. Our other officers are listed below.
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Laces of Grace
PO Box 1027
Nash, TX 75569
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