“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacia Tauscher, dancer and artist
On Thursday, August 4, CROSS held the 24th Annual Back to School Giveaway for the children of low and no income families. This year a record number of 1,641 children were provided with a new backpack filled with the basic supplies needed to begin their school year! Although the Giveaway was scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM, parents with children began showing up as early as 10:15 AM waiting in line for nearly five hours in order to receive the supplies their children would need for school.
CROSS Ministries is a non-profit homelessness prevention agency with the Presbytery of Des Moines. Since our creation in the mid 1970s, we have grown exponentially to offer services to thousands of community members each year. We provide direct financial emergency assistance, food, and personal hygiene products to low and no income households.
Come visit us if you or someone you know needs help in the following areas:
*Applicants must provide identification for each person in the household
**Assistance is not guaranteed, but will be determined on an individual basis
***CROSS Ministries serves all people equally regardless of age, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation
You can find out more by visiting our website at crossministriesdm.org.
3226 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-279-9998 - CROSS Recording
515-279-8877 - CROSS Office
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|Thu Mar 02 @ 7:00AM - 09:00PM|
CROSS Ministries Board Meeting
|Tue Mar 07 @ 8:30AM - 10:30AM|
Congregational Reconciliation Task Force (CRTF)
|Tue Mar 14 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM|
Our Sister Parish
|Thu Mar 16 @12:30PM - 03:00PM|
|Thu Mar 16 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM|
Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force (CPJ)
|Tue Mar 21 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM|
Moderators Meeting (MOM)