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Genesis Charitable Fund for the needy
Local mission to make this holiday season a memorable one for hundreds of homeless children in the Charlotte area.
Published Thursday, December 13, 2012 4:30 pm
by Michaela L. Duckett

A local church is on a mission to make this holiday season a memorable one for hundreds of homeless children in the Charlotte area.


On Dec. 15, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road, is hosting the third annual “Spirit of Christmas” from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Genesis Charitable Fund for Catastrophic Relief, an organization created by FMBC, will provide new coats, shoes and food for nearly 500 homeless and underserved children from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and their parents.


“We are so excited to fulfill the vision of this special event,” said Carin Ross Johnson, chair of the event. “The highlight has truly been seeing how many people and organizations are so giving of their time, energy and wallets to help those less fortunate than themselves even in these tough economic times.”


According to A Child’s Place, an organization that works to lessen the impact of homelessness on children, there are 4,922 identified homeless children in Mecklenburg County.


“We are truly in need of the help of from organizations such as Genesis during this time when so many need assistance,” said Aimee Brunton of A Child’s Place.

Families pre-registered through CMS will receive a complimentary luncheon in addition to new coats and shoes, all donated by corporate sponsors, non-profits and individuals from the community.


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