The Widow’s Might
The Widow’s Might exists to keep children out of orphanages and empower widows to support their families through farming, animal husbandry, crafts and small business. Widows and single mothers often feel the best way they can provide for their children is to send them to an orphanage where they will have better food, housing and an education. The Widow’s Might works each day to keep children educated, families together and share to our faith in Jesus.
You can help by visiting their website to sponsor a child ($30 /mo), make a one-time donation or shop the Widow’s Might Amazon store.
Genesis Contact: Niki Halbach
Ignite South Africa
Ignite seeks to provide hope and support to vulnerable children and women in the midst of a rape-crisis and AIDS epidemic. Within the rural areas of Qwa Qwa, orphaned children are 1 in 4 and are especially at-risk to sexual exploitation, abuse, and trafficking. Ignite provides: a 24-hour Pregnancy Helpline, House of Refuge Maternity Home - safe housing, support + mentorship for pregnant teens, a free Hope Mobile Pregnancy Clinic, Life Leader Volunteer training and community speaking, adoption counseling and support services, and community education programs on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
You can get involved by supporting Ignite financially or by joining them in their work by traveling with a group to South Africa.
Genesis Contact: John Tagle
Detroit Friendship House
Friendship House serves the people of Hamtramck as a compassionate ministry, strengthening families through community connections and offering help with basic needs, such as food, clothing, and providing the tools necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
Volunteers are needed for Harvest Food Pantry days, the clothes closet, office and maintenance support, unloading food trucks and sorting items, and hosting 4th Sunday Supper meals.
Genesis Contact: Carole Curley
CDC is a non-profit, faith based organization committed to empowering people, creating positive opportunities for the community and loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Donate items during our seasonal toy or clothing drives
Help out at the CDC Christmas Store that empowers parents to buy necessities and gifts for their kids at 70% off retail prices.
Volunteer at the Thursday Night Breakthrough Enrichment Program (6-8pm, September - May). You’ll help elementary age kids through playing, building relationships, light academic work, and bible study.
Tutor kids one-on-one in reading through SOAR (M & W, 4-6pm). Curriculum and one week of volunteer training is provided. Come help kids make great gains in their reading skills!
Genesis Contact: Allisyn Knese
Twice monthly we serve a hearty meal to families, veterans, and the homeless or under-resourced individuals in our broader community - both within and outside of Genesis. At each lunch we need volunteers from 10:30am-1pm to setup, serve the meal, visit with guests, and clean up. Kids are welcome! We also need meal Sponsors for each lunch. Sponsors shop for ingredients, and prepare and serve the meal to our guests.
Genesis Contact: Cristina Ike
Africa Christian Ministries
ACM serves the youth of South Africa by leading them to life and joy in Jesus through after school Bible classes, school devotions, church services, home evangelism, orphan care, prison visitation, community outreach and their annual Medical Outreach Clinics. Genesis supports ACM's ministry through donations, providing volunteers for their annual Medical Team mission trip, prayer and fundraising support.
Genesis Contact: Geri Gaskell
Camp Lael, a facility owned by the American Baptist Churches of Michigan, is located seven miles northwest of Lapeer in Oregon Township within 240 acres of wooded hills and on quiet Skinner Lake. The camp is available year-round to a variety of church, school and community groups, for summer camp, winter weekends, ecology programs, and retreats. Together we offer a summer camp program for children and youth ages 5-17 during the months of June and July.
You can support the camp through prayer, attending a fundraisers, participating in their Spring Cleanup or Fall Fun Run, or by donating.
Genesis Contact: Harvey Curley