HOW TO GIVE
Adopt A Family
When you adopt a family for Genesis Holiday, you are making a profound impact past gift giving alone. You show the women and children seeking Genesis that they are valued and loved during a difficult time in their lives.
SPONSOR AN ANGEL
By sponsoring an Angel, you help a child experience the magic of the holidays. This option is particularly great for larger groups like corporate offices, churches or like-minded organizations who want to amplify their giving power as a group!
GIVE GIFT CARDS
Walmart, Amazon and Visa gift cards are essential to Genesis during the holiday season! Donating gift cards allow our clients the power to choose, providing them with options during a time when all choices have typically been stripped away. Mom knows her children best, so a gift card allows her to shop for more personalized presents for her children.
The Genesis Holiday Workshop operates at an off-site location from December 5-20.
Holiday Donor Drop-Off
Dec 5 – Dec 16
Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
HOW TO DONATE
We are always grateful for the monetary donations received from the community, especially around the holidays. Donate today to directly impact the women and children we’re serving this holiday season and beyond.
The Genesis Holiday Workshop wouldn’t be able to operate year after year without the support from our volunteers! You can join in spreading holiday cheer with us by volunteering at our workshop and supporting Genesis staff by gift wrapping, organizing and loading gifts into clients’ cars. We truly hope you join us in making this Holiday special for the women and children we serve.
More info coming soon! For questions or to get involved, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Park at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I ADOPT MORE THAN ONE FAMILY OR MULTIPLE ANGELS?
Yes! You may adopt as many families or angels as you’d like. If you would like to adopt additional families or angels, please contact the Holiday team member who confirmed your first family.
WHAT IF I CANNOT DROP OFF MY GIFTS BY DECEMBER 16TH?
We kindly ask all donors to drop off their gifts as soon as possible between December 5-16th. The sooner the better as this allows us to fairly accommodate over 400 families this busy holiday season! If you are absolutely unable to meet this deadline, please contact our Holiday team as soon as possible at email@example.com.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SPONSOR AN ANGEL?
When you purchase gifts for an Angel, we gladly add these items to our inventory of high-demand toys and items to distribute to our children both at our residential and non-residential locations during the holidays and throughout the year. Our children feel the joy year-round as we are able to surprise them with their favorite toys not only during the holidays, but for their birthdays as well!
WHAT GIFT CARD INCREMENTS DO YOU TAKE?
We prefer increments of $25. If you feel moved to donate more than $25, please break the amount into multiple cards of $25 or less so we can ensure all clients receive equal gifts this season.
I WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN GENESIS HOLIDAY! WHAT CAN WE DO?
Thank you for wanting to get your organization involved in Genesis Holiday! Great giving options for large groups include organizing a company-wide donation drive for our Angel Tree or for gift cards. If you’d like to volunteer as a group, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 214.389.7711.
CAN WE MEET THE FAMILY WE’VE ADOPTED?
At Genesis, everything we do focuses on our clients’ safety and confidentiality. We want to respect our clients’ privacy, so we appreciate your understanding of our efforts to keep our clients feeling safe and secure!
HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD WE SPEND PER FAMILY WE ADOPT?
We recommend spending approximately $200 per woman and $50-75 per child, not including their requested gift cards. For each family's gift cards, we would greatly appreciate $100 for the Family Gift Card, $50 for the Mom's requested gift card and a $25 gift card per child.
SHOULD I WRAP OR LABEL MY GIFTS?
Please do not wrap the gifts prior to dropping them off. Our Holiday team will wrap the presents after receiving them and will distribute them to their respective clients. If you are shopping for a family, we kindly ask that you make sure your gifts are labeled with the family code you received from your Genesis Holiday contact!
WHAT IF I CANNOT FIND THE EXACT ITEM REQUESTED ON THE WISHLIST?
If you are unable to find the exact gift requested, please purchase something at a comparable price point and quality.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE GENESIS HOLIDAY PROGRAM?
If you have any questions regarding the holiday program, please contact the Genesis staff member who sent you your wish list or contact the Holiday team at firstname.lastname@example.org.