We wanted to let you know of two ways that the GENESIS community (that would be all of you!) will be loving and serving our neighbors this Christmas.
LOVING LOCAL FOSTER FAMILIES
GENESIS is partnering with DCF in order to bless those who care for children in the foster care system. We have the opportunity to gift 300 families with a $50 gift card to Market Basket to help provide a meal over Christmas, and I firmly believe we can completely take care of this need! The social workers who have relationships with the families will distribute them, and each card will have a note from GENESIS that tells them just how much we love them and are grateful for how they care for the children entrusted to them!
Because of COVID-19 (how many times have you heard that this year?), we ask that you donate to GENESIS instead of going shopping for food or the gift card itself. Once all the donations are in, GENESIS will purchase the gift cards to give to our local DCF social workers. Continue reading below for directions on how to give!
WINTER COATS FOR STUDENTS IN LYNN
A few GENESIS teachers who work in the Lynn School District communicated to us the need for winter coats for the children of low-income families in their area. The school district is working to provide coats for the students, but they need help. And that’s where we come in! 160 students are in desperate need of winter coats and we would like to completely meet that need. For every $35 donated, we will be able to purchase 1 coat.
Would you be willing to donate $35, $70, or $105 to buy a few coats for these kids? You can donate directly to GENESIS and we will purchase the coats to give to the teachers in Lynn. Each coat will be given with a note from GENESIS letting the students know that they are loved and prayed for.
HOW WILL YOU HELP US LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR THIS CHRISTMAS?
You can give towards either or both of these needs on the GENESIS website! genesisthejourney.churchcenter.com/giving
Use the drop-down menu to select which opportunity you’d like to give to. If you’d like to give to both, select the option ADD DONATION (located underneath the drop-down menu).
If you’d prefer to use our TEXT-TO-GIVE feature, just text: “$50 dcf" OR “$35 coats” to 84321.
If this is your first time giving online, you will be prompted for some information in order to make the donation. If you have any questions about giving, please contact Jason Corbin at
Thank you in advance for helping us to LOVE our neighbors well!