CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Since it opened in 1999, more than 400 women have passed through the doors of The House of Grace, learning parenting, job and other skills to improve their lives.
In 2006, the ministry expanded with Dress to a Tea, a used professional clothing store that has generated $25,000 to help fund The House of Grace. The store also has provided House clients with the fashion sense and clothing to help them succeed in the workplace.
For those efforts, House of Grace Director Janet Johnston was presented the Athena Award Thursday at the annual Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Awards Breakfast. Johnston said she wanted to share the Athena Award with the ministry volunteers who have helped women in need in "seeing themselves as loved and valued human beings."
Dr. Jayne Keller received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her service with the Greater Chambersburg Foundation's Leadership Franklin County Program. She served as vice president of the foundation board, helped with its work force development initiative and Casino Night fundraiser.