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Helping local school children who struggle with hunger

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CHILDREN

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Crossroads-Connection is a Christian community service organization that provides a Weekend Food Program for needy children in the public schools of Gainesville and Haymarket, Virginia.  Our goal is to alleviate hunger as an obstruction to classroom learning.  Sustained by a faithful and growing community of donors and volunteers, we operate as a chartered club of Heritage Hunt and a ministry of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Haymarket.  We welcome all who desire to support this mission.

2018-2019 INFORMATION SHEET


News January / february 2019

PACKING & DELIVERY FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:   

The Next Packing Night is Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm at 5960 Piney Grove Way, Gainesville.   Click HERE to Volunteer! 

FUTURE PACKING DATES:
  
 
March 11
    April 8
    May 13

Can you help shop?  We'll need help on February 28 and May 2.  For more information, please contact: foodcoordinator@crossroads-connection.org

NEW TO CROSSROADS? WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

  1. Go to www.SignUpGenius.com
  2. To create an account click on New Member Registration. Enter your email address and create a password.
  3. In the upper right corner look for "Create a Sign Up" and, beside it, the search icon.
  4. Click on the search icon.
  5. Go to “Search by Email”, enter the email askales@comcast.net followed by the random text - and click on search.
  6. This will take you to available sign ups for Crossroads.
  7. Click on Volunteers.
  8. On the sign up, scroll down to the date when you want to volunteer.
  9. Click on sign up and you’re set!

 

 

CROSSROADS-CONNECTION FUNDRAISER AT PANERA:

  • WHAT:    Dine out for donations!  20% of all sales will be donated to Crossroads
  • WHEN:    Monday, February 25th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • WHERE:  Panera Bread 7351 Atlas Walk Way
  • WHY:      Raise money for the Crossroads-Connection        Weekend Food Program

You must show this flyer to the cashier to ensure that your order counts towards our fundraising totals!  Thank you for being part of the Crossroads Community

 CROSSROADS-CONNECTION IN THE NEWS:

  • District Supervisor Pete Candland’s GAINESVILLE NEWSLETTER for November includes a highlight on Crossroads-Connection. Click here if you’re not on his email list.
  • If you live in Heritage Hunt see Jim Allmon's great article on Crossroads-Connection and transition to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in the November issue of the HORN, page 16 and January issue, pages 14 & 15 .  Thanks, Jim!
  • To read the article in the Bull Run Observer (10/19/2018) on email fraud, click here.
  • View NBC4's 11/5/2018 Report on Crossroads here.

NEW MANAGEMENT CONTACTS:

 

The Challenge

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, The Women's Club of The Regency, local businesses, and individual donors.  The number of children served each year depends on available funding.

Looking Back In Time...  Just 4 years ago our organization was reaching 40 children at 4 schools.  Today, thanks to donors and volunteers, we helping 90 children at twice as many schools.  Can you help?

The 2018–2019 School Year commitment is to serve 90 children:

  • Battlefield High School:  4 children
  • Buckland Mills Elementary School:  10 children
  • Bull Run Middle School:  12 children
  • Glenkirk Elementary School:  2 children
  • Gravely Elementary School:  11 children
  • Mt. View Elementary School:  4 children
  • PACE West School:  11 children
  • Piney Branch Elementary School:  16 children
  • Tyler Elementary School:  20 children

The Details

Shopping, Packing, & Delivery

  • Volunteers organize to shop bi-monthly or as needed at local stores
  • Packing is monthly with 15-20 volunteers
  • Delivery to schools is monthly

Food Provided is non-perishable, high protein, low sugar.  Items may vary from time to time. 

  • Cereal - Oatmeal (2 different flavors)
  • Drinks - White Milk and 100% Juice Box
  • Fruit - Applesauce and Mandarin Oranges
  • Dinners - Variety of Chef Boyardee, Kraft Mac & Cheese
  • Protein - Nature Valley Protein Bar, Peanuts & Raisins
  • Salty Snacks - Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars, & Goldfish
  • Sweet Snacks - Chocolate Chip Chewy Bar & Snack Pack Pudding Cup

We use SignUpGenius for routine volunteer signups.

$250

Cost per Child per 10-month School Year


$22,500

Budget for 2018-2019

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