BENEFITING: GENESIS SHELTER INC
Every year our office participates in a Pay It Forward project. We are given $50 and told to find a way to “pay it forward” by donating or growing the money to benefit a cause/organization.
We chose Genesis Shelter in Atlanta. http://www.genesisanewlife.org
In addition to providing homeless infants and their families with a safe place to live, meals, clothing, and child care; Genesis Shelter helps families become self-sufficient by teaching life skills, offering parenting and financial management classes, counseling, and more. What a wonderful organization!
Wouldn’t it be cool if we could Pay It Forward and truly impact the families that seek help from Genesis Shelter? That’s why we set our fundraising goal to $5,000. This amount provides several months’ worth of: meals for a family, childcare for a homeless baby, comprehensive counseling services for the family and transportation during the family’s entire Genesis stay.
Will you help us Pay It Forward and reach our goal?
In one week at Genesis, they use:
- 1,600 diapers and wipes
- 885 bottles with formula
- 45 pounds of detergent
- 70 rolls of toilet paper
- and the list goes on and on......
Where is our money going? Your contribution would help cover expenses such as:
- $18.00 will pays for meals for a family for a day
- $35.00 will pay for a day of childcare for a homeless baby
- $120.00 will pay for comprehensive counseling services for a family for a month
- $126.00 will pay for meals for a family for a week
- $150.00 will pay for a week of case management, life skill development, advocacy, support and follow-up care for a family
- $170.00 will pay for transportation for a family durng their entire Genesis stay
- $540.00 will pay for meals for a family for a month