Help Make A Shelter A Home

 
$675
$14,325
Raised
Remaining
Oct 18, 2012

Are we safe? Is this our new home?

Mother and child
Mother and child

Leaving eviction for a fresh start:

After 14 years of working for the same company fulltime, Mr. M. was laid off when his company downsized. His wife still had her job and with the cost of childcare expenses, it made sense for him to stay home and take care of the family and look for work. Then Mrs. M. lost her job as the recession hit full force. Knowing the eviction notice would come soon and not being able to find employment, they began searching for a family shelter and found GENESIS HOME

Each and every day, Genesis Home staff work to provide secure shelter where homeless families and children can find safety and stability to rebuild their lives. The relief at finding a place to stay and a bed to tuck their children in at night is tangible.  Each of our 15 families lives in a small private suite for an average stay of 6 months. On move-in day, they arrive to find fresh bedding, towels, toiletries and the basic necessities to care for their children. For many children, it is the first time they have had their own bed.  

Donors, just like you, help us to prepare a welcoming room for families by providing funding for essential items such as pillows, blankets and towels. Right now, we're in need of simple things like toilet paper, diapers and cleaning products. Occasionally, when we have larger families move in, we need to purchase more bunkbeds, mattress, cribs and dressers. The generosity of our supporters makes this possible. We want every family who enters Genesis Home to feel valued and welcomed.

We are thrilled that Mr.and Mrs. M. will be moving into their own home this month after securing permanent fulltime employment and housing. They are just one of the hundreds of families we have helped. Taking a family from crisis to stability is one of the greatest gifts we can share with those in need. For over 24 years we have helped families take those critical, positive steps.

Won't you help us by providing a gift that will help us provide a welcoming space and restore the dignity of homeless families? 

Buddies
Buddies

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Organization

Genesis Home

Durham,, NC, United States
http://www.genesishome.org

Project Leader

Dianne Pledger

Director of Development
Durham, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Help Make A Shelter A Home