Written by: Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
North Texas Giving Day is back this year on September 19th. We are spotlighting one of the more than 3,000 nonprofits participating this year, Genesis Women’s Shelter. Read more about the impact of North Texas Giving Day below.
For more than a decade, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support has participated in North Texas Giving Day, using this powerful community initiative to raise funds for programs like our award-winning K-12 school and cutting-edge counseling services that help women and children heal from the trauma of domestic violence. In 2018 alone, the North Texas Giving Day campaign raised a whopping $225,000! For the 3,700 women and children served by Genesis each year, this money provides help, hope and healing. These critical funds provide women with safety, shelter and the resources necessary to take care of themselves and their little ones.
Each year, North Texas Giving Day provides an avenue through which donors are encouraged to give and inspire real, worthwhile changes in their own community. Last year, more than 100 of the people who donated to Genesis during Giving Day were first-time donors, showing us that North Texas Giving Day is successfully raising awareness about vital community issues into new and untapped audiences! The philanthropic spirit of Giving Day is truly visible year after year: as the largest giving campaign in the nation, Giving Day brings together a community of support and strength for the women and children that Genesis serve.
At Genesis, we understand the isolating effects that domestic violence has. When a woman first comes to Genesis, we show her that we are there for her and that we believe her. We use our resources to help and support her – but first, those resources must come from somewhere. Campaigns like North Texas Giving Day motivate and inspire donors to display an incredible amount of compassionate empathy for many wonderful causes. When we receive a donation, it’s about more than just funding – it’s about a community of people showing up for someone in need and telling them, “We believe you, we support you and together, we can do this.”
On September 19, 2019, get up and give to support women at Genesis Women’s Shelter at: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/genesis