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CROSS Ministries

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)

1,500 
Free Filled Backpacks!

Grades Headstart to 12th
Bring IDs for all members of the family

Polk County River Place
2309 Euclid, Des Moines

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(or until supplies run out)

Questions?  Call 515-279-9998

 

Wednesday, August 2, 1:00 PM: Able bodied volunteers are needed to load boxes of school supplies into a large truck (CROSS, 3226 University Ave.) and then unload the supplies at the distribution site (Polk County River Place, 2309 Euclid Ave.).

Thursday, August 3, 5:00 PM: Volunteers will fill backpacks assembly line style. Volunteers for Wednesday afternoon or Thursday can simply show up and work.

Saturday, August 5 (the day of the Giveaway): Volunteers should call Joyce Hoffman at 515-669-1866, to be scheduled for specific times.

Roberta Victor, Ph.D., ATR-BC 
CROSS Executive Director

David Moore
Food Pantry Director

Joyce Hoffman
Volunteer Coordinator

If you would like to make a donation to CROSS Ministries, click here.

The CROSS Ministries Board members may be found here.

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.

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Stated Meeting

 

Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The 509th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the United Christian-Presbyterian Church, 1500 Industrial Ave., Bedford, Iowa. The meeting will be hosted by the Southwest Regional Partnership of the Presbytery. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

You may make your reservations for the meeting here