One of our desires at CrossRoads Church is to focus some of our missions resources on a few ministries that serve our community. CrossRoads Church currently contributes to the following three nonprofit organizations.

End 68 Hours of Hunger

We have a box in the entrance at CrossRoads to collect the specific food items that End 68 Hours of hunger needs (you can see a list of suggested donations by clicking here). You can also donate directly to our community's End 68 Hours of Hunger by going to http://www.end68hoursofhunger.org/find-your-community/new-hampshire/wolfeboro-tuftonboro-ossipee/.

"End 68 Hours of Hunger's mission is to provide food for children Pre-K through Grade 6 in the Woldfeboro, Tuftonboro and Ossipee communities, in the hope that no child goes hungry on the weekend. Childhood hunger is a nearly invisible problem, but exists in every community in America. It exists in ours! During the 2014-2015 school year [we were] feeding 78 children each weekend!"*

Life Bridge, Inc. 

"Life Bridge's mission is to facilitate long-lasting, intentional relationships between students, their families, and caring volunteer mentors. The goal for each mentoring relationship is to grow in the climate of trust and flourish beyond the first year. Mentors encourage students academically, provide social and emotional support, and guide them through often turbulent times within their journey toward becoming a responsible adult in their community."*
To learn more go to www.lifebridgementoring.org.

White Horse Addiction Center, Inc.

"The mission of White Horse Addiction center, Inc. is to educate, transform and regenerate the addicted, moving them from a life of addiction, pain and separation to a life of freedom, love, and reconciliation with God, themselves, their families, loved ones and with the community."*
To learn more go to www.whitehorseac.com.

We are also a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child. Individuals or local churches can bring their shoeboxes to our church building during the third week of November. (Contact us as we get closer to drop off week for drop off times.) You can find out how to pack a shoebox by going here: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/.

Operation Christmas Child

"Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

Many children who receive these boxes have the opportunity to participate in The Greatest Journey.

The Greatest Journey is a discipleship experience offered by local churches to many of the children who receive shoebox gifts. The 12-lesson program introduces boys and girls to salvation through faith in Christ and encourages them to grow as faithful followers. This connects children to local churches who can, through discipling relationships, teach and nurture the children in faith."*
To learn more, go to: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/frequently-asked-questions/

Photos of shoeboxes our church packed in 2018. Some of the kids came to the front to pray with Rick before the shoeboxes were sent on their way. We became a drop-off location in 2019.

*Quotes from the organizations' brochures and website.