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Winners for annual Jenna Grace King Memorial Scholarships Awarded

Each year Proclaiming Grace Outreach offers multiple $1,000 Scholarships to local students. This year three students each received $1,000 awards for their future education. To date, Proclaiming Grace Outreach, a local non – profit organization whose mission is to help those in need of food, clothing and small home repair in New Kent and James City Counties, has awarded $20,000 to the students of New Kent and James City Counties.

The criteria is based not only on academic performance but also on contributions of time to their community, church, and school, as well as their involvement in sports, being a good steward of the environment, and of the individuals around them. This year, Nicolas Rubino is the winning recipient at War Hill High School, and plans to attend James Madison University. The two other winning recipients were both from New Kent High School; Savanna Holley plans to attend Rappahannock Community College and Haley Holland will attend James Madison University. The Jenna Grace King Memorial Scholarship will allow these exceptional students the opportunity to better the community moving forward.

Proclaiming Grace Outreach’s goal is to build the Jenna Grace King Outreach Center that will house their service operations, thrift store, and allow them to have classroom space and multipurpose area to offer more services to more people. The organization also hosts a Food Pantry, Backpack program, along with supporting the efforts of New Kent Humane Society and New Kent Animal Shelter. To find out more about their missions, how to get involved, and how to lend support; go to

Sponsorship for Jenna Bash Festival

This year Proclaiming Grace Outreach is hosting it’s 10th anniversary Jenna Bash Festival at Rockahock Campground on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 11am-5pm.

This event is a family festival that includes: Live Music & Delicious Food
Huge Silent Auction & Vendors
Baked Goods from Local Girl Scouts
Animal Adoptions by NK Humane Society
Dove Release @ 2pm – Sponsor one today!
Kids Games/Prizes & Inflatables ($5 Fee) Hay rides & Train rides!

Free Admission with non-perishable Food Item or pet supply
Proceeds benefit Proclaiming Grace Outreach
& NK Humane Society/Animal Shelter

Just showing up and participating will show your support.

Want to do more?

Want to Donate $10-75 to show your support? What about becoming a Sponsor for $100-1,000? Or Donate a Silent Auction Item?

Do so by downloading this PDF, complete the form, and follow instructions listed on form.

NOTE: We would like to have your donation by July 29, 2017.

As always, thank you for your continued support! We strive to help those in need and enhance our community one family at a time!

For more details, go to PGOVA.COM

Jenna Bash Festival – 10 year anniversary!

Join us for the 10 year anniversary for the Jenna Bash Festival 2017!

The event will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 11:00am-5:00pm at Rockahock Campground (1428 Outpost Road, Lanexa, VA 23089).

Kids will be able to enjoy a Train Ride, and the whole family can enjoy Hayrides around the campground, located on the beautiful Chickahominy River.

A full list of details can be found at PGOVA.COM

This event is great for the family and helps support your local community. Proceeds benefit Proclaiming Grace Outreach & New Kent Humane Society/ Animal Shelter.

We look forward to seeing you there and appreciate your continued support!

Shop Amazon. Support PGO.

Did you know that you can shop using Amazon Smile and Proclaiming Grace Outreach can receive a donation. It’s simple really, you go to and shop like you always do on Amazon, and at no cost to you, PGO can receive .5% in donations. These donations help PGO continue to help the community and grow as an organization.

Need step-by-step instructions?

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in using your Amazon account information (Or sign up for new users)
  3. It will prompt you to choose the charity: Type and Select Proclaiming Grace Outreach

That’s it! Moving forward, every time you shop Amazon Smile, a donation will be made!

Please note: this does not change any of your other Amazon settings/ wish lists/ etc.

Thanks for your continued support.

Who to Contact

Food Pantry Coordinator : Jim Crouse at (757) 817-2928
Thrift Spot Coordinator & PGO Executive Director : Melanie King at (757) 741-5070
Mission Work Projects Coordinator & Director : Jack King, (804) 366-2006
Vendor Booth Coordinator : Vacant
Mission Work Volunteers Director : Jim Davis at (757) 784-6495–>

PGO’s Partners

We appreciate the partnerships we have made with other organizations and ministries. To read more about our partners, or to find out how to become a partner, go here.

Contact Info

Proclaiming Grace Outreach
Melanie King, Executive Director
Food Pantry & Thrift Spot Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 224
Barhamsville, VA 23011
Thrift Spot Physical Address:
18457 New Kent Highway
New Kent, VA 23011
Food Pantry (located behind Tabernacle Church) Physical Address:
20051 Tabernacle Road
Barhamsville, VA 23011
Phone: 757-741-5070
[email protected]
Contact Us form


We are a non-profit organization and we depend on your kind donations to continue the work that we do. Donations can be made using your credit card to PGO via PayPal. Please note you do not need to set up a PayPal account to do so. We thank you for your generosity!

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About PGO

Proclaiming Grace Outreach is a faith-based non-profit corporation 501(c)(3), serving lower New Kent and upper James City Counties of Virginia.

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