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
HAYMARKET DAY IS COMING! Crossroads-Connection will be participating in Haymarket Day on Saturday, September 15th. Many of us our blessed in our lives and it is easy to forget that children in our schools come to class Monday mornings hungry. Our goal is to spread the word about the Crossroads program and continue to build community support. Stop by our booth in the “Community Non-Profit” area at Haymarket Day.
PACKING & DELIVERY FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR: Plan Now to Volunteer!
1. Aug 27/28: 3 weekends
2. Sep 17/18: 4
3. Oct 15/16: 4
4. Nov 12/13: 5
5. Dec 17/18: 4
6. Jan 14/15: 4
7. Feb 11/12: 4
8. Mar 11/12: 4
9. Apr 8/9: 5
10. May 13/14: 5
AMAZON WISH LIST We know it “takes a village” to provide weekend meals to the food insecure children of Haymarket and Gainesville. We also know that sometimes life gets busy and it’s not always easy to find the time to volunteer. While we hope to see your smiling face at one of our future packing parties, we also want to make helping easy! Next time you're doing online shopping, check out our Amazon Wish List, click on an item (or a few) and check out…Amazon takes care of the rest! We thank you for your continued support of Crossroads-Connection. Click here, or from your own Amazon session:
See the link above to “Transition Announcement (4/2018)”. As steps are taken to make the transition complete you can read about them here. Our partners at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will take the lead for managing packing and delivery in August 27 & 28.
New Contacts for Crossroads-Connection:
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, 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 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 2018–2019 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."