CROSS Services is asking supporters to share their generosity by donating online for CROSS during the annual Give to the Max Day in Minnesota Thursday, Nov. 13.
Why give to CROSS?
“Money donated to CROSS Services will benefit local individuals and families in their time of need,” CROSS Executive Director Elizabeth Johnson said. “Last year, the community shared its generosity by donating $24,930 during Give to the Max Day. Ninety-five percent of every donation goes directly back to support programs such as the food shelf, Meals on Wheels and housing assistance. CROSS Services hopes to raise even more funds this year to support families in need living in the communities of Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Corcoran, Dayton and west Champlin.”
Annually, CROSS serves over 6,800 of area neighbors. Each year, community donations help provide more than 665,000 pounds of food to individuals and families in need, contribute to providing 8,330 meals to the elderly, disabled, and homebound individuals through the Meals on Wheels program, assist over 200 local families with funding to stabilize their housing crisis, and allow CROSS to be a part of a community team that helps nearly 2,000 children and homeless youth in 11 area schools to receive weekend food supplies each month.
“Your donation makes a great impact,” Johnson said. “Because of the tremendous volunteer support at CROSS…We are fortunate to be one of the few organizations that direct over 90 percent of your contribution right back into programs to help families and individuals.”
$1 for $1 Match for CROSS
For 2014, several local organizations and businesses generously provided a $1 for $1 match for Give to the Max Day Nov. 13. The Maple Grove Lions provided a $10,000 match. Additional matches from area businesses included ICA Corporation, Kal’s Plumbing, Hassan Sand & Gravel, J Brothers Home Improvement Inc. as well as an anonymous match donation. The grand total match for 2014 Give to the Max Day is $16,300. This means that the public’s donations will be matched $1 for $1 up to $16,300.
CROSS Services appreciates these generous local companies and organizations for matching community online donations on Give to the Max Day Thursday, Nov. 13.
More Information about GiveMN
GiveMN links donors with organizations like CROSS that are working to make Minnesota a better place. Its online giving website, GiveMN.org, hosts a giving page for each organization, allowing the donation to go directly to your charity of choice. To donate to CROSS Services, simply go www.CROSSservices.org and click on the “donate” button. Now donors can schedule their Give to the Max Day (GTMD) gift instead of waiting until Thursday, Nov. 13.
“Give to the Max Day has become a Minnesota ritual,” Executive Director of GiveMN Dana Nelson said. “For 24 hours, thousands of organizations and individuals rally to support amazing and important causes in Minnesota to make our state a great place for everyone. What’s not to love about that?”
CROSS has been operating for nearly four decades and serves more than 600 local families each month. For more information, contact CROSS at 763-425-1050 or visit the website at www.CROSSservices.org.