Every Dollar Counts
The Gospel of Luke tells us a story of Jesus witnessing a poor widow giving two small copper coins into the temple treasury. Moved by this small gesture, Jesus exclaims to those who are listening that “she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on” (Lk. 21:4). The widow’s offering of two small coins was an extraordinary act of faith. This story reminds us that we were created to be generous. Regardless of our own financial circumstances, we always have something of ourselves to offer God and to one another.
Our Every Dollar Counts (EDC) Offering designates the single dollar bills and coins that are given to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church throughout each month to a selected ministry partner whose mission make a tangible impact in the lives of those they serve.
To nominate an organization for the EDC Offering, please email: Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell, . Nominated organizations must not be a current PHPC Community Outreach Ministry partner.
February - Genesis Women’s Shelter (www.genesisshelter.org)
Founded in 1985 out of Shelter Ministries of Dallas, Genesis Women’s Shelter was started as a way top give victims of abuse a safe way out. In Texas, 1 in 3 women will know domestic violence in their lifetime. Today, Genesis Women’s Shelter continues to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.
Since its beginning, Genesis Women’s Shelter helps 1,200 women and children find a way out of abuse each year through their Emergency Shelter, Long-Term Housing Facility and Non-Residential Counseling office. In 2016, In 2016 Genesis hired an onsite staff attorney to provide direct legal counsel and representation to clients. Their legal counsel provides help with protective orders, divorce, and child custody proceedings.
Monetary gifts are able to support women and children in these ways:
- $30 - Warm meal and a night of safety at their Emergency Shelter
- $130 - 10 Comprehensive counseling sessions for women at the Non-residential Outreach office
- $1,050 - 6-week stay at the Emergency Shelter