At Genesis we know that peace on earth begins at home, but for women and children experiencing domestic violence, peace can feel out of reach. Last year just before the holidays, a mom named Sarah* moved into our emergency shelter with her two daughters. Sarah’s counselor encouraged her to fill out a holiday wish list and thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the family received several large bags stuffed to the top and overflowing with newly-wrapped presents.
When they saw their gifts, Sarah immediately froze with a shocked expression on her face. “He told me no one would ever help me – that I would have nothing without him. He lied. He lied to me,” Sarah said of her abuser. After being gently handed the gifts, Sarah couldn’t stop crying tears of joy. The simple act of receiving the presents reminded her that she has value and worth, and a merry and bright future is possible.
Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to provide gifts to more than 1,000 women and children last year. Please consider joining us this season – all our holiday options are perfect for individuals or groups, so review the options below, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and get started!
*Name changed for confidentiality
Adopt a Family
We love letting kiddos know that Santa can find them, even in a shelter. By adopting a family this holiday season, you are doing so much more than providing gifts – you are showing women and children that they are valued and loved during a difficult time in their lives. Simply choose what size family you’d like to adopt and then shop for their specific holiday wish list! To participate or for more details, fill out the form at the bottom of this page, select “Adopt a Family” and we will follow up with all the information you need.
Give the Basics
Providing basic necessities such as clean, new bedding for women and children who have experienced domestic violence is a rewarding way to support a family this holiday season. Your gifts are more than just presents under a tree – they represent the joy, hope and peace that every family deserves. After reviewing our list of most-needed items, go shopping for as little or as much as you like. To participate or for more details, fill out the form at the bottom of this page, select “Give the Basics” and we will follow up with all the information you need.
Sponsor an Angel Tree
Sponsoring an angel tree is a worthwhile way to show a child that they are valued and loved during a difficult time. Select how many “angels” you’d like to shop for and let us know if you have a preference on age and gender. After we send you their holiday wish, shop for their specific gift! To participate or for more details, fill out the form at the bottom of this page, select “Sponsor an Angel Tree” and we will follow up with all the information you need.