Friday, March 18, 2011

Thank you to local federal employees.....

We send a big "thank you" to the federal employees who chose to support Genesis through the North Central West Virginia Combined Federal Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign of Monongalia and Preston Counties. Many of these generous people chose to remain anonymous but we want them to know their support makes a difference to the kids at Genesis and Alta Vista.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CASA Volunteers Visit

Thank you to our local CASA volunteers for taking time for a "behind the scenes" look at the Genesis Youth Center and the Alta Vista Children's Shelter. The CASA mission, "to provide quality advocacy for abused and neglected children in the Harrison County court system with the goal of timely placement in safe permanent homes", is one we certainly support. On behalf of the Genesis and Alta Vista residents fortunate enough to have one of these special people in their corner, we offer our thanks. For more information on the work of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, visit their website at

Friday, March 4, 2011

Teens for Jeans Drive 2011

Big smiles and heartfelt thanks go out to the folks at and Aeropostale for their very successful Teens for Jeans Drive. We stopped counting at 700 pairs, which filled our shelves and left plenty to share with neighboring agencies.

Statistics show the fastest growing segment of homeless people are children and families and that 1 out of 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. In the face of such frightening statistics, the activism inspired by is an especially vital part of building a better tomorrow.