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Lazarus House participates in Geneva History Museum Giving Trees

Nov 29, 2018 10:41AM ● By Hannah Ott

Geneva, IL - Geneva East Book Club has decorated the Lazarus House Giving Tree to remind everyone that homelessness is not just black and white. The tree represents the upcoming gala theme, Phantom of the Opera, which will be held on January 26 at the Q Center, 1405 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles. 

The tree is on display at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. 3rd St., along with 15 others. From now until December 22, the public can vote for their favorite tree at the museum or online at with donation dollars. The museum sells tickets for $1.00 and there is no limit to the number of times an individual can vote. The winning organization keeps 100% of the funds pledged to support their tree. The remaining organizations split the winnings with the museum.  

Lazarus House was voted #1 tree in 2016 and 2017, and it was a win for the community, as well. The shelter is always there to provide a safe, warm and caring place when life seems out of control. Having a warm meal and a place to sleep can make all the difference in the world to a person in need. 

Lazarus House is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Emergency Shelter and Center for Transitional Living serving men, women and children from Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and western rural Kane County. For more information about Lazarus House go to

Source: Darlene Riebe 630-587-2144