Crossroads-Connection is a local charity dependent entirely on the goodwill of donors like you. Every dollar received goes to the purchase of food. If you wish to donate, see the information below to donate online or by check
OUR NEXT PACKING AND DELIVERY DATES: To volunteer, click here.
"Does the Weekend Food Program make a difference?"
"Many of our students' families are struggling to meet basic needs, and facing hunger on a daily basis. This year you have helped support a family who lost all of their belongings in a house fire; another family, new from Puerto Rico, who had to reestablish themselves after hurricane Maria; a family dealing with extreme medical costs due to one of our students getting hit by a car, and another needing an organ transplant; more than one single parent home due to escaping an abusive environment, and other families facing such hardships as deportation of a parent.
These are just a few of the families you have helped support this school year at Bull Run. Providing these families with the food part of their budget not only ensures their children get healthy meals over the weekend, but also provides them with a sense of security to achieve self-reliance."
Signed, Jennifer Bullen, Director of Counseling, Bull Run Middle School
Does your child need Volunteer Service Hours? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how he or she can help.
POVERTY & HUNGER IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
On February 20, 2018, Dr. Brian Engleman, a demographer for Prince William County, made a power point presentation to the Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt. Although his topic is broad, the primary focus is on the area of Gainesville and Haymarket. The issues of poverty and hunger are of particular interest to Crossroads-Connection. With his permission, the entire presentation is available HERE for your viewing.
Crossroads-Connection works with counselors at local public schools to provide weekend food for children in need. Funding comes from local churches and church organizations, the Heritage Hunt Women's Organization, the Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt, local businesses, and individual donors. The number of children served each year depends on available funding.
Looking Back In Time... Just 2 years ago our organization was reaching 40 children at 4 schools. Today, thanks to donors and volunteers, we helping 83 children at twice as many schools. The need is great. Can you help?
The 2017–2018 School Year Commitment is to serve 83 children:
Shopping, Packing, & Delivery
Food Provided is non-perishable, high protein, low sugar. Items may vary from time to time.
Individuals Seeking Volunteer Service Hours Always Welcome!
We use SignUpGenius for routine volunteer signups.
Cost per Child per 10-month School Year
Budget for 2017–2018
Crossroads-Connection is a 501c(3) charity in partnership with Riverside Presbyterian Church. Gifts are tax-deductible and 100% goes to the purchase of food.
Make checks payable to
Riverside Presbyterian Church
Send Checks to:
c/o David Gifford
5960 Piney Grove Way
Gainesville, VA 20155
Or, you can donate online using Riverside Presbyterian Church's secure ACS System. You will have a variety of funds to direct your donation to — please select "Crossroads Connection"
IT’S EASY TO DONATE TO CROSSROADS-CONNECTION BY TEXTING. HERE’S HOW: Text: 73256. Type: RPCGIVE Backpack Amount (space between RPCGIVE and Backpack Amount with NO dollar sign). Send. You will be prompted to enter payment info. For Example: If you wish to contribute $50.00 to Crossroads you initiate a message to 73256 Your message would be RPCGIVE BACKPACK 50 You will be prompted with the following message: "You’re almost there. Click https://goo.gl/ExpgXs to complete your gift to Riverside Presbyterian Church."