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Community members participating in the locally-owned Just Between Friends-Maple Grove children’s consignment sale donated 2,389 pounds of clothing, toys and youth household items to CROSS Services in October. Just Between Friends Owners Kris Bishop and Katy Saunders provided community members with the option to donate their unsold clothing to the local nonprofit organization, CROSS Services, [...]

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ConAgra Foods Facility representative Mark Coombs, left, presents a donation to CROSS Executive Director Elizabeth Johnson. Also pictured are Keith Huegel and Crystal Chojnoski. A $15,000 ConAgra Foods Foundation Nourish Our Community Award was given to CROSS Services on Oct. 7. Nourish Our Community is an employee-driven grant making program that provides employees the opportunity [...]

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From backpacks to notebooks and pencils, approximately 3,630 pounds of school supplies were donated to CROSS Services in August to help area youth be ready for their return to school. CROSS Services would like to thank those in the community for their more than $18,000 worth of school supply donations which helped fill 644 backpacks, [...]

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CROSS Services and The Woods of Maple Grove are partnering for a Girls Night Out event 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, to help local individuals and families in need. Community members can lend their support to CROSS during several Girls Night Out activities at The Woods in Maple Grove, located at 15825 95th [...]

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The Opus Foundation located in Minnetonka awarded CROSS’ Peace of Mind Housing Fund $5,000 which is matched dollar for dollar by First Class Mortgage of Maple Grove. For the second year, First Class Mortgage has offered a $1 for $1 Match Grant up to $10,000 to help CROSS provide financial support to local families in [...]

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In 2013, nearly 700,000 pounds of food was provided to over 1,900 local families living in Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers. Over 25 percent of this food was fresh produce. Annually, CROSS provides food to approximately 6,500 individuals (46 percent are children under the age of 18, while 13 percent are over [...]

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As of June 1, CROSS is extending its evening hours for working families/individuals and closing on Fridays before rush hour traffic on I-94W is at its peak. Historically, Friday traffic leaving the city has made it nearly impossible for families to get to the offices before 4 p.m. New hours will be Mondays from 9 [...]

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