Our Annual Services
There are many times of year when extra stresses are put on local families already living with poverty. These times present opportunities for us to make a difference in the lives of families, especially children who go without through no fault of their own. Crossover strives to provide additional opportunties for assistance in the hope of sharing the love of Christ, restoring hope, and rebuilding lives.
Each summer, we sponsor up to 40 children to go up north for a week long adventure. Our 2017 campers will attend Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, Michigan. The camp experience teaches the children christian values, while providing swimming, canoeing, singing, games, and chances to make lifelong friends.
If you are interested in your child attending camp this summer, please contact us for registration information.
Would you like to sponsor a child to attend camp? Call us today!
Since 2009, we have been helping a minimum of 100 families enjoy a typical Thanksgiving meal together by providing all the "fixins" and a voucher to purchase a turkey!
Special thanks to the following for helping make our 2017 Thanksgiving box program a success and blessing so many!
In 2016, we served over 430 people!
We start wrapping presents in July and don't stop until Christmas! For those who struggle to feed their families, Christmas is a very difficult time. Providing gifts
In 2016, we served 384 men, women and children who were blessed to celebrate Christmas!
Back to School
For many children, going back to school is a fun time of shopping and preparing for a wonderful new year of learning. Unfortunately, for many it's trying to find hand me downs that aren't falling apart or wearing the old faded, stained clothes that really don't fit right.
Each year, we sponsor a minimum of 100 children, providing them with 2 new outfits (including underwear, socks, shirts, and pants), a new pair of shoes, a new belt, and a new backpack full of school supplies! Our goal is to send as many children as possible back to school with confidence; ready to learn!
In 2016, we served 206 children!
*Children are referred to Crossover by DHHS and other area agencies.
Mobile Food Pantries
We take food to the streets by partnering with area churches and sponsoring Mobile Food Pantries throughout the spring, summer, and fall months. For our efforts we are feeding around 500 individuals at each event.
- If you are interested in helping with one or more of these programs, please call us at (810) 234-2479.
Our Additional Programs*
Though our focus is on providing free emergency food, clothing and more to those struggling to make ends meet, we collaborate with other area agencies in the attempt to prevent our services from being needed in the future. What a blessing it would be to put ourselves out of business because everyone had enough to eat, clothing to wear, skills to obtain and maintain their jobs, etc. To this end, we are working on the following programs:
In collaboration with the MSU Extension, we provide the opportunity for our clients to learn food safety, nutritional information, shopping/budgeting and other techniques to prepare healthier meals for their families and possibly develop skills useful for obtaining meaningful work in the food service industry. Families also receive a week's worth of supplemental nutrition...fruits, veggies, and more to help insure success in implementing the lessons learned in class!
At the end of the six weeks, students receive a certificate from MSU Extension and a cooking implement to help remove barriers to their success from Crossover.