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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:

Emergency Assistance

  • Rent or mortgage
  • Electric/gas, water
  • Personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, laundry vouchers, bus tokens
  • Food assistance
  • School supplies (ONLY during our annual Back-to-School giveaway event)


*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.

CROSS Ministries
3226 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-279-9998 - CROSS Recording
515-279-8877 - CROSS Office
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Upcoming Events

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
Leadership Council
Thu Mar 16 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force (CPJ)
Tue Mar 21 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Moderators Meeting (MOM)

Coming Up

Thu Mar 02 @ 7:00AM - 09:00PM
CROSS Ministries Board Meeting

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Stated Meeting

 Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

All-Iowa Presbyterian Gathering

Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017

The six Iowa presbyteries are joining together for a weekend of worship, learning, mission, and fellowship.  PCUSA Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson will be preaching and speaking as we celebrate our differences and share our common faith as the one Body of Christ.  Come celebrate being Presbyterian in Iowa!  Registration will be taken by each presbytery, and more information will be forthcoming soon!  Save the date for what will undoubtedly be an impacting experience.  The meeting will be hosted by Collegiate & Northminster Presbyterian Churches in Ames, Iowa.