CROSS: helping out for the holidays

CROSS is pleased to have the support of many local businesses and schools this time of year to help us with our donation needs. Here is just a little spotlight of ways to help out CROSS in your everyday lives.

Following are some of the locations collecting food and toys for the Holidays:

• From now through Thanksgiving Granite City is holding a food drive. Come in and enjoy a meal and bring in some food for others.

• Bass Lake Center is  holding both a toy and food drive for us until Dec. 20.  Stop by any of the stores or businesses and bring a toy to donate.

• Lynde’s Greenhouse is holding a food and toy drive until Dec. 23.

•  Pro-Tech Auto in Corcoran from now to Nov. 4 with a nonperishable food item or a $10 dollar donation they will provide a free tire rotation as well as a free battery test to make sure your car is ready for the long Minnesota winter.

•  Kalla Lily Salon will be collecting food and toys.

•  Northern Community Chiropractic is collecting toys for children at their locations

•  Many  of the local schools and churches are also collecting food for our busy holiday season.

As always, donations at our location in Rogers are always welcome. Located at 12915 Weinand Circle right by Cabela’s. currently getting ready for the holidays so especially looking to help the families.

In just a few short weeks we will also be participating in Give to the Max Day put on by GiveMN. Make a donation to CROSS Nov. 14 and it will be matched by local businesses that are helping us out. More information will be released about this day as it approaches.

CROSS has been providing assistance to families in northwest Hennepin County for nearly 40 years. Sole provider of assistance for Maple Grove, Rogers, Corcoran, Osseo, Dayton, Hassan Township, and west Champlin. For more information or to volunteer, call 425-1050.