Community Support & Involvement


We believe in being active in our community and supporting organizations that help those in need. The Genesis Consulting team is proud to sponsor the following organizations:

CARITAS
http://www.caritasva.org/
CARITAS began as an all volunteer effort called Winter Cots in the early eighties. At that time, a convergence of social issues, including the large scale discharge of mental health patients into the general community, razing of low rent downtown hotels, increase in heroin and cocaine use, and a stuttering economy resulted in a dramatic increase of people on the street and in need of shelter. After seeking guidance from Emergency Shelter, Inc., the faith community responded by opening the doors of their downtown churches and synagogues in the evenings to offer shelter and a cot from the winter weather. Each congregation provided shelter for several weeks at a time, offering cots and blankets to those in need. In 1987, this effort was formalized with the incorporation of CARITAS.


World Pediatric ProjectWorld Pediatric Project
http://www.worldpediatricproject.org/
World Pediatric Project heals children in developing countries today while creating and implementing long term solutions to address the critical healthcare needs of children and babies who will be born tomorrow. World Pediatric Project saves children’s lives and transforms their communities by empowering medical volunteers, building partnerships and creating sustainable healthcare programs. They send teams of volunteer pediatric specialists to developing countries to diagnose and treat critically ill children who don’t have access to advanced medical resources or expertise. World Pediatric Project brings the most advanced cases to its partner hospitals in the U.S. for treatment. World Pediatric Project develops programs to prevent birth defects in its partner countries and implements capacity-building physician and nurse training programs.


Comfort Zone Camp
www.comfortzonecamp.org
Comfort Zone Camp® is the nation’s largest independent bereavement camp, located in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. Currently, Comfort Zone Camp® offers camps in Virginia and the New York Metropolitan areas for grieving children from across the country.


Make-A-Wish Foundation
www.wish.org
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life- threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.


St. Andrew’s School
www.st-andrews-school.org
St. Andrew’s School, provides Tuition Free Education and an environment for Learning and Growth for families and children economically disadvantaged. The school is located in Oregon Hill and has been serving this community since 1894. Grace Arents, niece of Lewis Ginter had the vision and executed upon her vision with a large gift. This was part of her goal to bring the most modern resources to Richmond’s working class Oregon Hill Neighborhood. St. Andrew’s is K- 5 and has many children that have graduated and ended up with a college education along with a good job that enables them to give back to the school which made a lasting difference in their life.



Virginia Hospital Center Foundation
http://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/
The mission of Virginia Hospital Center is simply To Be the Best Hospital. For more than 60 years, Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional care to the community. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people rely on Virginia Hospital Center to meet their medical needs. The Virginia Hospital Center Foundation was established to raise funds to help ensure that the Hospital has the resources needed to continue to provide the highest-quality healthcare to the community by expanding services, offering the most advanced medical technology, and providing care to all in need regardless of their ability to pay.