Where in Atlanta could you go if you suddenly found yourself without a place to live? Every month Crossroads Community Ministries greets about 350 newly homeless men, women, and children with kindness and effectively links them to services that can restore their lives to productivity. And, about 45 % are women and children! Crossroads offers a warm morning meal, and service connections, but not overnight shelter – that has been provided by other organizations, including the Peachtree-Pine shelter, Atlanta’s largest emergency overflow shelter.
St. Veronica’s Guild channels toiletries that you so generously give so Crossroads staff can offer personal care items to guests in their daytime ministry. One St. Veronica’s work session generates over 100 pounds of personal care items for Crossroads staff to distribute in a two month period.
Now Crossroads has stepped forward as Peachtree-Pine is closing, and will help manage the overnight shelter in the interim as they work with other organizations to provide ongoing overnight services. It will take many more pounds of personal care items, and cleaning supplies to meet needs in the overnight shelter. The Cathedral has committed to support Crossroads in this major work with the large amount of additional supplies. And, Crossroads still needs the personal care supplies for their welcoming daytime ministry. Please review the list below, give generously, and bring your gifts to the marked collection bins in the Atrium. Or, shop online with Crossroads’ Amazon wish list.