Out with the OLD…

And in with the NEW! Crossroads Mission Avenue was blessed with a new stove, just in time for our holiday meals! Our old stove was used for many years and provided a way for us to make hundreds of thousands of meals for the homeless and needy in Hastings. Some of our generous donors have come alongside our Hastings shelter to meet our dire need for a new stove, as the old one was worn out after continual use ….. the shelter provides over 85,000 meals in a typical year! THANK YOU to all who were involved in meeting our need!

New stove for the Hastings shelter
Thank you Kearney!

Kearney’s annual Give Where You Live 2020 Giving Day was amazing! The Kearney community continues to be a gracious and generous supporter of Crossroads Mission Avenue and has helped us raise over $16,000 to exceed our goals for the Give Where You Live 2020 event! Many needy in Kearney will be helped through your generosity, and we are very grateful!

Warm Socks! Comfy socks! New socks!

Thank you to DivvyUp for a wonderful shipment of new socks! Guests at each of our Crossroads Mission Avenue shelters were given new socks last week, just in time for the cold weather! What a blessing to have warm feet as the weather turns cooler! Thank you!

The Thrift Stores are open!

Our Thrift Stores in Kearney and Hastings are open, and we’d love to have you come and shop! We do have a few guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy, including allowing only 25 people in the store at a time, still observing social distancing while shopping, and we are asking that you wear a mask as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • We are also accepting donated items! We are happy to arrange a pick-up with you.
  • For Hastings donations, please contact: Erika at 402-462-6460 or
  • For Kearney donations, please contact: Patrick at 308-708-7448 or
  • For Grand Island donations, please contact: Tyler at 308-380-5897 or

Online donations are also gratefully accepted! Just click the button below!

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

– Hebrews 13:16 NIV

Nebraska Environmental Trust awards Crossroads a $12,800 grant to purchase more Win Bins!

Crossroads Mission Avenue is ending 2020 with a much-appreciated grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET)! This grant is allowing us to purchase more Win Bins to be placed in the tri-city area! The increased number of Win Bins will tremendously help our effort to serve the communities of Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings, by providing additional accessible and convenient locations for drop-off of donations and recycling. Click here to find a Win Bin located near you: Return to the website often to find more Win Bin locations – we will be placing the new Win Bins around your local community in the coming months!

This Win Bin purchase is funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery and has awarded more than $305 million to more than 2,200 conservation projects across the state of Nebraska since 1994. The Nebraska Recycling Council is a non-profit, membership organization of public and private organizations, as well as individuals, and has been a recycling advocate for Nebraska since 1980.

Thrift Store Discount

Our Thrift Store is a busy place, and has new items every day. All proceeds from the Thrift Store directly support homeless men, women & children at the Center. All at prices that can’t be beat…unless you have a coupon.

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