Christmas Outreach

Christmas Outreach

Christmas Outreach


Crossings Missions Ministry is excited for the opportunity to be known by love in our community during the Christmas season with our annual Inner-City School Christmas Outreach program!

One of the most effective ways to share the message of Jesus is through relevant acts of kindness. We have opportunities to share God’s grace in the midst of real need. We can transform lives as people both see and hear God’s grace at work in their world.

You’re invited to take part in showing God’s love to our community by participating in this program, which benefits over 1,500 students and 340 staff members from our inner-city school partners.

We currently have five partners in our Christmas Outreach programs:

  • Eugene Field Elementary
  • John Marshall Middle School
  • Stanley Hupfeld Academy
  • The Club at Crossings (After-school outreach to John Marshall High School students)
  • Sunset Elementary


  • Dates: October 25, November 1, 8, and 15
  • Age: Distribution: 15+; Collection: 5+
  • Location: Crossings OKC (14600 N. Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73134)
  • Job: Help distribute backpacks to church members who will fill the backpack(s) with gifts AND/OR sign up to help collect backpacks when they are returned.

  • Dates: November 8, 15, 17, and 19
  • Age: Adults only
  • Location: Crossings Community Center (10255 North Pennsylvania, OKC, OK 73120)
  • Job: Sort backpacks, complete quality checks, and organize backpacks by school and classroom.

  • Date: Friday, December 4, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • 15 and up with supervising adult
  • Locations: Crossings Community Center (10255 North Pennsylvania, OKC, OK 73120), Eugene Field Elementary (1515 N. Klein Avenue, OKC, OK 73106), and Stanley Hupfeld Academy (1508 NW 106th Street, 73120)
  • Load boxes onto trucks and unload at the schools to prepare for the distribution of the backpacks to the students during their Christmas parties the following week. This position requires heavy lifting; men preferred.

  • Due to COVID-19, we are unsure if we will be able to host a party, although the students WILL receive their backpacks no matter what! Please sign up and pray we can be at the party on December 7.
  • Date: Monday, December 7
  • Shifts: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Age: 6+ with supervising adult
  • Location: Eugene Field Elementary (1515 N Klein Avenue, OKC, OK 73106)
  • Job: Volunteer at the Eugene Field Elementary Christmas party! You will be in a classroom handing out backpacks and helping students with their crafts. We will also share the story of Christ’s birth with the students.


OKC

  • Fill a backpack with toys and other items to give to a student at Eugene Field Elementary or Stanley Hupfeld Academy. You can select the school, grade level, and gender of the backpack you sponsor. Each backpack contains a list of suggestions per grade level and gender and five categories. Please include at least one item from each category (dental care, snacks, books, cold weather items, educational items, and toys).
  • Return backpacks to Crossings OKC no later than November 15!

There are two ways to participate:

  • Pick up a backpack from the Backpack Distribution tables on October 25, November 1 or November 8 in the Atrium.
  • If you are not currently attending church in person, you can sign up to sponsor a backpack online and the backpack will be provided for you to pick up at the main office by Monday November 9. Return backpacks to OKC Campus no later than November 15!


Sponsor-a-Backpack

Thank you Crossings!  All students have been sponsored!

  • Spread Christmas cheer to 25 students from John Marshall High School!
  • Select a student and purchase a $25 gift card from Walmart or Target. Return the gift card, along with a handwritten Christmas card, by Sunday, November 15 to one of the marked donation boxes near the Christmas sleighs at the Crossings OKC campus. (For security reasons, do not put gift cards in the backpack collection sleighs.)

There are two ways to participate:

  • Pick up an envelope (blank Christmas card included!) for a student from the Backpack Distribution tables on October 25, November 1, or November 8 in the Atrium.
  • If you are not currently attending church in person, you can sign up to sponsor a student online and the information will be provided for you to pick up at the Crossings OKC main office by Monday, November 9. Return backpacks to OKC Campus no later than November 15!


Sponsor-a-Student

  • Spread Christmas cheer to 337 teachers and staff at Eugene Field Elementary, Shidler Elementary, Stanley Hupfeld Academy, John Marshall Middle School, and John Marshall High School!
  • Select a teacher or staff member and purchase a $25 gift card from Walmart or Target. Return the gift card, along with a handwritten Christmas card, by Sunday, November 15 to one of the marked donation boxes near the Christmas sleighs at the Crossings OKC campus. (For security reasons, do not put gift cards in the backpack collection sleighs.)

There are two ways to participate:

  • Pick up an envelope (blank Christmas card included!) for a teacher/staff member from the Backpack Distribution tables on October 25, November 1, or November 8 in the Atrium.
  • If you are not currently attending church in person, you can sign up to sponsor a teacher online and the information will be provided for you to pick up at the main office by Monday, November 9. Return the gift card, along with a handwritten Christmas card, to the Crossings OKC main office by November 15!


Sponsor-a-Teacher

  • Don’t want to go shopping? No problem! We will do the shopping for you! Your financial donation is a great way to impact students and teachers this Christmas season.
  • Mail or drop off your check in one of the marked donation boxes near the Christmas sleighs at the Crossings OKC campus. Make check out to "CCC" with "Christmas Outreach" in the memo.
  • Donate online! To give online click 'Give Now' below, select 'OKC' as campus, then 'Missions' as fund.


Give Now

Edmond
Sponsor-A-Student
  • Spread Christmas cheer to 500 students from Sunset Elementary School. Crossings Edmond is providing each student a Christmas gift bag.
  • Sponsor a student gift bag for $10. We’ll purchase the gifts and assemble the bags.
  • Sign up online or stop by the Lobby by Sunday, December 13, to participate.


Sponsor-a-Student

Natalie

Natalie Haymaker

Project Coordinator, Missions

Michelle

Michelle Brock

Administrative Assistant, Missions/Outreach Ministry