Crosslines is now accepting applications for holiday assistance

Crosslines is now accepting applications for holiday assistance

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -Hundreds of families in need receive assistance each year through the Crosslines Holiday Food and Toy Assistance Program. Application for receiving aid opens on October 18 at 4 p.m

The organization has been serving families in Greene County for decades, and one of the programs they offer is a holiday food and toy assistance program. Families in need can apply to receive all the food needed for a traditional holiday meal and to choose toys for their children.

“The goal is to cover three full meals for the whole family that day, so they’ll have a variety of items for breakfast, lunch, and then all the items for traditional holiday meals like casserole and turkey or ham, depending on what’s available on the particular day. way,” said Crosslines director Wes Buchholz.

To qualify for Crosslines vacation assistance programs, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • They must be residents of Greene County
  • Must provide social security cards for all household members (including children)
  • You must submit mail that is less than 30 days old
  • Household income must fall at or below USDA Poverty Scale for family size

In addition, applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • A school-aged or younger child (from birth to 18 years old) must live in the household. OR
  • All household members must be 60 years of age or older OR
  • All household members must be tied to the house

It takes hundreds of people to make this service available. This holiday season, Crosslines is looking for volunteers to help with distribution, but that’s not the only way you can help.

“Volunteering is kind of the lifeblood of this organization,” Buchholz said. “Then the next thing would be financial support. If you are interested in sponsoring a certain number of meals, we can arrange this for you. We do holiday adoptions or sponsorships where we connect donors with families. So we’re always looking for people who would be willing to support in that way.”

Without this service, these families may not be able to celebrate the holidays.

“It’s a community-supported, community-based organization that’s staffed by community volunteers who largely respond to the fact that we know a lot of people in our community are struggling year in and year out and they just need help,” Buchholz said.

If you would like to apply for assistance, you can do so in person at 615 N. Glenstone or call 417-865-5810. Crosslines will be accepting applications in the coming hours.

Apply for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas in person or by phone:

  • Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 21: 4 – 7 p.m
  • Saturday, October 22: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
  • Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28: 4 – 7 p.m

Register for Christmas (only) in person or by phone:

  • From Monday, November 28 to Friday, December 2: 4 – 7 p.m
  • Saturday, December 3: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

For more information on the vacation assistance program, click here HERE.

To report a correction or typo, please send an email [email protected]

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