We hope everyone is doing OK in these unusual and challenging times.
Like many others, Love Geneva has been adapting to our new circumstances by re-focusing on our core mission (supporting economic and social sustainability in Geneva, NY by encouraging and nurturing local independent businesses and artists). During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have focused on two initiatives: the “Stay Strong” window sign campaign and the “Sunday Lunch with Love Geneva” project.
The “Stay Strong” window campaign is still active and we’ve raised over $4,000 for the meal delivery service run by the Boys & Girls Center of Geneva. You can order a window sign via the GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/f/love-genevastay-strong.
For the past three months, the “Sunday Lunch with Love Geneva” project has been purchasing lunches from locally-owned restaurants and providing them for free to whoever wants them on Sundays at noon at the corner of Castle and Exchange Streets. We began with 50 meals, but quickly realized that the need and the interest was much bigger, and are now providing over 80 free meals each Sunday. So far this project has been sustained by private donations and the generous discounts provided by the restaurants. We have received numerous questions about how individuals can support this initiative. You can do so by sending donations via PayPal to LoveGenevaNY@gmail.com. These funds are separate from the “Stay Strong” window sign campaign.
Even though we operate as one, we are not officially a non-profit entity, so donations are not tax-deductible. If you would prefer to make a tax-deductible contribution to help those in need, we encourage you to donate directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva. And please continue shopping (in-person or online) at all the great locally-owned businesses and restaurants in Geneva. Stay Strong and Stay Safe!