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Big News! GI Thrift is coming soon!

Preparations at our Grand Island Thrift Store are underway! Donations are already being received, racks are being set up, and hangers are being filled! Watch closely – we’ll be open before you know it!!

The GIVING Trees!

Each Crossroads Mission Avenue shelter now has a Giving Tree in the lobby! These aren’t your typical yuletide decorations! The Giving Trees are decked out with paper ornaments indicating the age and gender of every one of our guests, both children and adults. If you can help bless one, two or more of our guests with a small gift this Christmas, come choose a tag! You can stop by anytime between 7am and 9pm to pick up one or more ornaments, and then shop for that particular adult or child. We ask that you return your gifts to the Mission by December 13. Please wrap your gifts, and include the information from the ornament on the outside of the gift so we can distribute them to the correct recipients at our Christmas parties. Here are some adult gift ideas, if you need a little help: Winter socks, Cologne or perfume, Manicure set, Body lotion, Gloves and hat, Candy, Fast food gift cards (where no alcohol is sold please), Coffee mug, Snacks, Light weight blankets, Decorator pillows (smaller sized), Slippers. Thank you for being a blessing to others this Christmas!

Shopping through AmazonSmile makes a donation to Crossroads Mission Avenue!

Using AmazonSmile will automatically send a donation to Crossroads Mission Avenue! Before doing your usual online shopping, visit the AmazonSmile site and sign up to donate to Crossroads. AmazonSmile will then donate .5% of eligible purchases to Crossroads. How easy is that?!?

Thank you to Watson Elementary!

Thank you to Watson Elementary for collecting 1466.2 pounds of food for Hastings Crossroads Mission Avenue! Way to CARE about your needy neighbors!! This food donation will provide not only for our guests, but for those experiencing food insecurity in Hastings and Adams County. May God bless you for your hard work and concern for your neighbors!

Berean Bible Church serves Hastings Shelter!

Hastings Berean Bible Church served the Hastings Crossroads Mission Avenue shelter recently! Their crew blessed the Mission with workers who painted, cooked, scraped floors and organized the pantry! What an awesome job they did, and it is greatly appreciated!! Thank you to all who came!

SOUP-er Heroes at Faith Christian School!

Faith Christian School crushed their goal of collecting 100 cans of soup, and were able to donate 135 cans of soup to Crossroads Mission Avenue in Kearney! They wanted to provide warm meals for families in need this winter, and their donation will certainly help! Thank you for caring for the homeless and needy in Kearney!

Prayer changes things!

Thank you to the First United Methodist Church of Kearney for their donation of prayer shawls for the Kearney Crossroads Mission Avenue guests! The Kearney Area Community Foundation wrote a wonderful article about the donation. Our guests were excited to receive such a personal and meaningful gift!

Warm feet are a blessing!

Thank you to Tradehome Shoes for donating 400 pair of socks to the Kearney shelter! WOW, that’s a lot of socks! Kearney Crossroads Mission Avenue served 365 guests in 2020, and even more in 2021! This donation provides an essential piece of clothing for our guests and will be greatly appreciated!

OOOOO just smell the coffee!

Our Grand Island shelter was thrilled to receive a generous donation of coffee from Zabuni Specialty Coffee! How wonderful to wake up to the smell of fresh coffee! Thank you for your donation!

Stuehrenberg Insurance Agency blesses Crossroads guests!

Thank you to Stuehrenberg Insurance Agency for donating six turkeys to Crossroads Mission Avenue! As the shelters prepare to host our guests and our communities for a bountiful Thanksgiving meal, this food donation helps us prepare and will bless many needy people! Thank you for blessing our neighbors in need!

UNK blesses Kearney Crossroads!

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion at UNK donated 20 boxes of canned goods to the Kearney shelter – that’s almost 2000 pounds of food! Thank you to the students! What a blessing this is for our guests!