If you've travelled down Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, at the corner of Winnall Down - a block or so from Peachtree Rd - across from Little Nancy Creek Park - you've likely seen the home of Dr. Gary Gropper and family.
Dr. Gropper, who sits on the advisory board of the Genesis Shelter, has quite an impressive display of inflatable characters that has grown over the last couple of years. The display is more than just for show. Donations can be made to benefit the Genesis Shelter and this effort has raised thousands of dollars over the last couple of years.
"We started out with one for fun. Now we are up to around 150", says Brittany Gropper. "Most days are pretty busy...the display is up all day until around midnight."
Zack Gropper, says when folks ask about the power bill, "We like to tell people that Georgia Power sends us boxes of Godiva Chocolates and leave it at that. It's alot of fun to meet and talk to folks who come by...and it's all for a good cause."
Please take a moment to stop by to take this all in. There's nothing like it.
About The Genesis Shelter
The Genesis Shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves babies six months of age and younger, and their families; with a priority given to families with a newborn. This could mean a baby and a single Mom, a couple with a baby and other children, a single Dad and his baby, or even sometimes Grandparents caring for a grandbaby. Approximately 80% of the families served are single Mothers with a newborn and one or more additional children.
In 1994, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman and Rev. Joanna Adams brought together a coalition of faith-based organizations to address the growing issues of women leaving the hospital with newborns and living in the street or in their cars. Since then, Genesis has served 3000 individuals in 1200 families.
To learn more about the Genesis Shelter please visit their website at www.genesisnewlife.org.