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Events & News 2017-09-06T11:56:54+00:00

Join the Scavenger Hunt on Sat, Sept 16, 2017

Registration begins at 10 am in Chandler Park, and the event will kick off at 10:30.  This is a fun event for everyone of all ages.

  • $10 per person or if you register as a family, $25 per family.
  • Participants get a t-shirt,  free food and drinks and live entertainment at the award ceremony by Amy Dirker and Josh Keck.

Money raised at the event will go to helping complete the family emergency homeless shelter.  Come out, have some fun, and support a great cause!

Registration forms can be emailed to c.whitman@genesis-garden.org or snail mailed, or dropped off at the office at 133 S Randolph #207, Macomb, IL 61455.  Payments can be made by cash, check, and Paypal.  Registration is open until the start of the event on the 16th, however we cannot guarantee a t-shirt if you do not register by September 8th.

Welcoming Candace Whitman

We are happy to announce the selection of Candace Whitman, LCPC, as our new executive director. She is filling the vacancy created by William Wetzel’s departure.
Candace holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She has most recently served as owner of a private counseling practice, Hope, Harmony, & Holistic Health Counseling Center, LLC, and as the director of a Young Adult Interfaith Program. She has years of experience working in non-profit social service agencies including Bridgeway, Action Ministries, and the Boys & Girls Club. She has served as a volunteer counselor at Lost-N-Found, a homeless shelter for LGBTQ young adults in Atlanta, GA. She has also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Springfield, IL, and the Young Adult Guidance Center and Malachi’s storehouse in Atlanta, GA.

A quick message from Candace:
“I am really excited to be a part of Genesis Garden as it grows and extends its arms to be of service to more people in the community. I am thrilled to bring my clinical training and background to assist Genesis Garden in developing and sustaining programs to promote overall wellness and success in multiple aspects of life. I am also very excited to meet and develop relationships within the Macomb community!”

Read the McDonough Voice’s front page article on July 27, 2017: “Genesis Garden Welcomes New Executive Director.

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A night of stories of hunger, homelessness, and hope.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Genesis Garden and generous supporters from the Macomb community came together for an evening of live music and dinner.  The event brought us another step closer to Opening the Doors at the family emergency shelter.  Thank you to everyone who attended and donated.