According to Genesis Women’s Shelter And Support Alliance Board President Keana Meyer,
“At Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, our mission year-round is to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence. One way we do this is by providing our clients with gift cards. These empower our clients by allowing them to fill up their tank, make it to a counseling appointment, buy groceries and more. Gift cards provide women who have experienced abuse with the power to choose how to use the gift and give options during a time when all choices have typically been stripped away. These are especially needed during the holiday season because they allow our clients to shop for personalized presents for their kiddos.
“This holiday season, we ask that you host a gift card drive for the women and children at Genesis. Connect with your friends, coworkers, book club or faith group and ask for everyone to donate one or two $25 gift cards. (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.) Our most requested gift cards are Target, Walmart, Game Stop (this makes shopping for teen boys a breeze!) and Amazon. But, what we have found to be the most useful are Visa gift cards. With a Visa gift card, mom can fulfill all her holiday to-do’s with one gift card.
“Then, simply drop them off or mail them to Elizabeth Wheeler Test at 4411 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 201, Dallas TX, 75219 by December 16th. Your gift will help us provide safety, shelter and support to the 1,000 women and children who count on us each holiday season. We know that peace on earth begins at home, and only when we all work together can we make this a reality. Thank you for your contribution!
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