The holidays are upon us and during this time of the year we get a lot of questions and interest from folk that want to help. So, in order to provide some clarity for those that are interested, here is our plan and how you can be involved!
Cross & Crown
December 8, 6:00-8:00ish Christmas dinner and worship
*this is the evening that we will distribute jackets, gloves, scarfs, warm clothing to whomever is present.
*there is also a possibility of a group coming to distribute $5 gift cards to parents for places like Sonic, Braums, Mcdonalds, ect.
*there will be a group present leading worship and several others present that are coming to help distribute the warm clothing
*we will have a meal and Christmas party December 10. Every year looks different for us. Some years we partner with youth groups and have a combined celebration, other years we take the youth off site to a movie or to eat in Bricktown. Our plans are determined based on involvement/financial givings of donors and groups.
*each Christmas we like to give the youth a gift. Rather than overwhelm them w/the latest toy, gadget or shiny new thing we prefer to provide them w/a Rock Island sweatshirt. Practical and a little sentimental all in one 🙂
To summarize, here’s how you can help.
1. Collect, purchase or give money towards us purchasing NEW warm clothing. Desired items are jackets, gloves, beanies/toboggan and scarfs. (Desired sizes: Mens Xl/XXL & all sizes for children)
2. Come help distribute the warm clothing December 8 at Cross & Crown at 6:00.
3. Give financially to Rock Island in order to provide an opportunity for the youth to go off site/provide a meal, ect. As well as, purchase sweatshirts for each of the youth.
Let us know if you have any questions or need further explanation. Thanks for your interest in helping out!