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GLOBAL RELIEF ASSOCIATION FOR CRISES & EMERGENCIES, INC.

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Human Services, International, International Development, Personal Social Services

Mission: GRACE exists to foster social change through strengthening families and eradicating the vulnerabilities of human trafficking and exploitation.

Results: 2100 bulk bags of rice 2100 bottles of cooking oil 4200 bottles of fish/oyster sauce 184 children 2 family resource center 1 support for preschool center 8 Thai staff with salaries 4 volunteers lots of short term volunteer teams

Target demographics: prevent the trafficking of minors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 375

Geographic areas served: Thailand & Bangladesh

Programs: GRACE child sponsorship program providing nutritional, educational and medical support for at-risk children, after school program, English language classes, adult enrichment classes, counseling services, research, and family resource centers.

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GRACE Thailand is a compassionate and generous ministry that provides a safe learning environment for at risk Thai children. This nonprofit’s primary aim is to eradicate the sex trade industry in Thailand by mentoring children in a way that encourages them to stay in school and find a promising career path. It is truly a blessing to have witnessed the happenings at GRACE Thailand and meet the children it serves. The world is a brighter place thanks to this organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It has been over 2 years now since I decided I wanted to go to Thailand with my church's team and hand out bibles to the Chinese tourists. Little did I know that a short time later I would be sponsoring a beautiful little girl name Khwan. Our team went to jails, old folks homes and day care centers witnessing and doing what we could do to spread the love of Jesus in addition to handing out Bibles in the evenings. It was at one of these day care centers, Grace International, that I first met Khwan. We couldn't have a conversation due to the difference in languages but we did some crafts, sang some songs and played some games. At the time I wasn't really compelled to do anything for any of these children. As Jon and Angie Sullivan, the couple responsible for starting Grace, told us about how these kids live in poverty and are always at risk of being taken into the sex trade , something told me I had to do something but I just pushed the thought aside. Someone else will do it i thought to myself!!! On the last day of our trip I had a gentleman take me to see where this sex trade took place..."Walking Street". To say I was shocked is an understatement! Young girls, standing shoulder to shoulder waiting to be picked up. It broke my heart and it was then and there that the good Lord let me know I had to do something! Between Him, Jon and Angie's Grace International and myself, Khwan was never going to be on that street!!! So now I am a sponsor to the cutest little girl in Thailand, Khwan! She is 8 years old, likes school and has many friends. I encourage everyone who reads this to consider becoming a sponser. You won't be sorry! Greg Luzier

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GRACE provides an en-couragin at-
no sphere for homework assis-tance and tutoring increases the desire to learn.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

GRACE values strengthening families and supporting parents in raising their children in a community center.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grace is a blessing to the children here in pattaya. childrens are enjoying playing and learning, staff assist them in doing their school homeworks. teach them english as well. and most importantly childrens are learning about God and the bible.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GRACE provides transpotaton to the facility, after school programs and day camp programs with homework assistance

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GRACE is a nonprofit organization. Support in an encouraging atmosphere provides young adults, children.

1 Mark M.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate your focus on underlying everything with prayer.

1 Laura W.6

Donor

Rating: 5

I am thrilled to be able to support this ministry and witness the amazing impact they have on lives around the world!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Because after school Programs
Fostering social change through strengthening families and eradicating the vulnerabilities of
human trafficking and exploitation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GRACE Thailand is a compassionate and generous ministry that provides a safe learning environment for at risk Thai children.
This nonprofit’s primary aim is to eradicate the sex trade industry in Thailand by mentoring children in a way that encourages them to stay in school and find a promising career path.
It is truly a blessing to have witnessed the happenings at GRACE Thailand and meet the children it serves. The world is a brighter place thanks to this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had the honor to visit the G.R.A.C.E. team in both Korat and Pattaya, Thailand. These lovely people are making a difference! What a blessing to see first hand how the children at the Family Resource Centers are being built up with encouragement and education. The care is not only given to the children, but the teachers, staff and families as well. I look forward to see what the future holds for G.R.A.C.E.!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve in the board and as their attorney, this is an efficient ministry with their money. They are exceptional with the work they do—changing lives everyday in Thailand!

3 Jon M.6

Donor

Rating: 5

Have visited Grace in Thailand two years in a row. What a great group of people changing other people’s live in Thailand!!! They work directly with children and their families to Give them opportunity’s to get financial support for school, as well as opportunities for after school programs and needs support such as food, eye exams and dental hygiene items. I have first hand experienced being a part of GRACE through being there as well as sponsoring a child. I know first hand that my contributions go directly to the people in need and the organization has low overhead. I am blessed to be a part of this organization.

2 Genie B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The impact that GRACE has made in the lives of the many children and families it touches speaks for its self. The work that Jon and Angie began has forever changed the lives of so many people. Children who were not attending school are, families that were struggling to eat each month now have one less thing to worry about, children are given a safe and enriching environment to spend the afterschool hours and breaks - so many children who were likely to become another "human trafficking statistic" are now on their way to becoming well rounded, educated, successful members of society.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed the work that GRACE is doing in Thailand; I can say, without a doubt, that this organization is the real deal. Human trafficking is a huge threat to the families and children in Thailand and the programs that are in place and carried out by the founders, staff, and volunteers have made more of an impact in the lives of these children than we may ever fully understand.

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Angie King S. 07/22/2018

We are honored you share the passion to serve others. Thanks for your awesome review. Your dedication to GRACE is impacting the world and the families/children we serve. THANK YOU!

1 Marsha D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As you can imagine my world was turned upside down by my first trip to Thailand ! One of the ministries we visited was GRACE (Global Relief Association for Crises & Emergencies). John & Angie Sullivan have started this amazing ministry to educate Thailand’s young people in a safe location after school . They believe education is the key to prevent human trafficking. The staff at GRACE have the same vision as John & Angie. They are kind, fun loving and energetic with the children. They have helped children who were struggling in school improve grades & become leaders in their classes. Very impressive!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The GRACE staff works tirelessly to provide opportunities to students and their families. The majority of the staff are local citizens who want to improve the standard of living for the children in their city. I've found GRACE to be transparent about their finances and use their resources wisely.
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1 Deena Merritt C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an honor and privilege to serve alongside GRACE. The children of Thailand are valued and loved through the awesome work of GRACE. I witnessed true transformation in the lives of the families they serve. May God continue to bless the missions of GRACE and may they be the brightest light in the darkness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

G.R.A.C.E. is doing fabulous work in Thailand introducing Christ and educating the children! Providing a safe place for children to spend their afternoon in a loving Christian environment.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been on 11 missions to Pattaya, Thailand. We are so grateful that Jon and Angie established the GRACE Foundation to provide ministry to children who are underprivileged and many who are involved in sex trafficking. We sponsor a young girl in GRACE. Would you be willing to sponsor a child or make a donation?

2 Sara W.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at GRACE has been such a rewarding experience. The staff and students are all so sweet and it was a pleasure to get to know them. Teaching English was a great time and I would recommend this opportunity to anyone!

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Grace2013 07/25/2018

Sara, we are honored and blessed because of your service and dedication while volunteering at GRACE.

4 Jenna L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of seeing Grace in action and spending time with their staff and kiddos, and I experienced such an inspiring level of compassion and a drive to work so sacrificially for the betterment of each of their kids and families. I was and still am so thankful for their level of professionality, safety, attention to individual kids and family needs and commitment to partnering with local communities and organizations to support ongoing efforts. Their vision is clear and at the forefront, and their hearts are humble. Such an awesome example of letting light shine through their team and actions through serving those around them. They seek family unity, advancement opportunity, character development, education and health for those in need regardless of setbacks and obstacles. I loved hearing the stories of kids experiencing 360 turn around in attitude, confidence, joy, testing skills, grades and social skills from only weeks or months at Grace!! Countless lives have already been changed, and they are a powerful resource for long lasting impact in Thailand.

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Grace2013 07/25/2018

Jenna, thanks for the encouraging review. we are glad to be on merging paths with you as you serve in SE Asia.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have see the work of G.R.A.C.E. first hand and have seen the growth in the communities and the children they serve. The children they care for have shown significant academic development due to the individualized tutoring their local and foreign staff have given them. It is a joy to see children learn in such a warm and loving environment. My hope is that more organizations would take lead from G.R.A.C.E. in the care they give children and their home communities.

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Angie King S. 07/22/2018

Thank you for the kind review. We are honored to serve the inhabitants of this city alongside you and your amazing ministry. ~ Angie

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Donor

Rating: 5

We contribute to Global Relief Association each month because of they work they do. They have devoted their life's to working to prevent human trafficking. Their is no better
investment than helping to stop human trafficking.

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Angie King S. 07/22/2018

Thank you for such an encouraging review. We are honored to serve with you. We are grateful for you ongoing financial support.

1 Jon S.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

G.R.A.C.E. is doing the hard work of trafficking prevention. Rescue and rehabilitation are needed, but this organization has undertaken the day to day work of prevention so there will be no victims to rescue. The staff is cutting to the core of the vulnerabilities of poverty and illiteracy by providing an effective Afterschool program among other efforts. The Afterschool program has only been operating for 19 months but they are already seeing a positive impact. G.R.A.C.E. is a ray of hope for those at-risk.

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Angie King S. 07/22/2018

Yes! GRACE is impacting the world. Thank you for your compassion and dedication to serve others.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Global Relief Association for Crises & Emergencies, Inc. is a grassroots organization based out of the US. The work is concentrated in Thailand where the organization addresses the vulnerabilities that lead to trafficking and exploitation. The Family Resource Center coupled with the sponsorship program made an effective strategy for addressing the problem in Southeast Asia. They believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Therefore, if the vulnerabilities can be lessened or removed, then the children can have a chance to escape what may await them, otherwise.

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Donor

Rating: 5

In March 2018 I has the opportunity to travel to Pattaya and see first hand the work of G.R.A.C.E., to meet the wonderful staff of the Family Resource Center and learn more about their mission and future plans. It was awesome to see the love and care for the children, their families and the community.

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Angie King S. 07/22/2018

We are honored you took the opportunity to join us in the work in Thailand. Thank you for providing great leadership for GRACE. We are blessed because of your obedience.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A key path out of poverty and reducing the risk to human trafficking is education. GRACE takes a front line approach to meeting the educational needs to the community. This includes a safe place to study and educational resources. The Christ centered approach and a humbled heart to love thy neighbor by those involved with GRACE is making a positive change to both individuals now and their future generations.

2 Anna-Leena P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GRACE is doing Great job in Thailand, Helping kids and families have a better life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GRACE plays a vital role in the fight against human trafficking! Without the resources GRACE provides, many children and adults would be susceptible to negativity of all kinds. I am personally not able to travel at this time so it gives me great pleasure to know that I can invest in a organization that is actually working in the field and taking necessary steps to change the world one child at the time!! Being apart of something bigger than yourself is a valuable and rewarding treasure! I’m so very thankful for the work GRACE is doing!

2 Robin van E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The children that come to GRACE are all at high risk. They come from the slums and their parent(s) / caretaker works during the daytime. Without GRACE, these children would wander around in the slums, but now because of GRACE they are safe! An amazing anti human trafficking nonprofit with high quality care for the children.

2 Sami P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grace is doing very important work for prevent human trafficking in Thailand. Challenge is huge but Grace is fighting against. I recommend to be involved!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of volunteering at this organisation for a short period of time in April 2017. I absolutely loved being with the children who expressed such a willingness to learn and grow. Angie and Jon are passionately commited to serving this community and proactively addressing trafficking through education and enhancing development. This is such a valuable and important organisation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

G.R.A.C.E is doing an amazing job of impacting the world one heart at a time. Their mission of strengthening the family and providing education for children is touching lives in Thailand and being felt around the world. The work they are doing is providing families with tools that children need to be successful in life and have a wonderful future. Children that were in danger of being caught up in sex trafficking, now see the glorious possibilities that are before them. Through touching the heart and educating the mind, G.R.A.C.E is truly making a difference.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was blessed with the pleasure to meet and volunteer with this organization. Working with this team opened my eyes on what a difference education and learning can make in these children's life's. I believe in GRACES mission and what they do for these kids.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love reading about everything that GRACE does not only in Thailand, but in every city they visit. It has been such a blessing to watch as they grow and touch the lives of so many people. I look forward to the day when I visit Thailand and get to see first hand everything they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was able to visit with GRACE in October of 2017. The children were precious and eager to learn. I was very impressed with the facility and sweet staff. The teachers were so encouraging. GRACE does a much needed work in Thailand. Otherwise, these children would have no hope of an education.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I served side by side withJon and Angie Sullivan in Thailand on a mission trip, GRACE is a great organization creating awareness of human trafficking

2 Hope S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

GRACE serves as our hands and feet in Thailand. By supporting their mission, we are enriching lives and giving hope to many who have no future plans or dreams. We love that the goal of GRACE is to intercede in young lives that are at risk for slavery and show them that they can change their lives through education and better choices. The gospel is also presented to the children and parents giving them an opportunity for eternal security. Now isn't that what Grace is all about!