Christmas Outreach

We’re so excited to “Serve our City” through the Christmas season with our Inner-City School Christmas Outreach Program!

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

Show God’s love by participating in our Annual Inner-City School Christmas Outreach Program benefiting 1400 children and youth who attend one of our Inner-City school partners and learn more about Local Missions at Crossings by visiting crossings.church/missions/.

Which Schools Do We Partner With?

We currently have six partners in our Christmas Outreach programs:

  • Eugene Field Elementary
  • Stan Hupfeld Academy
  • SeeWorth Academy
  • The Club at Crossings (After-school outreach to John Marshall Mid/High)
  • Whiz Kids students from Capitol Hill Elementary
  • Sunset Elementary

Available Opportunities

Sunset Elementary Outreach - Crossings Edmond

Show God’s love by participating in our Annual Inner-City School Christmas Outreach Program benefiting children and youth who attend our school partner Sunset Elementary.

Backpack pick up for Sunset Elementary will begin on October 28th in the lobby. Please note all backpacks, etc. must be returned to Crossings Edmond no later than Monday, November 25th, by 5:00 p.m. The date of delivering gifts to Sunset Elementary is Thursday, November 29th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. and then 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. If you can volunteer to help at one of these gift parties, please email Jenny at jsabiston@crossings.church.

Christmas Backpack Distribution Day

Sunday, October 21, 2018 or Sunday, October 28, 2018 – All Volunteer Positions Full

  • Age: Adults only
  • Location: Crossings Community Church (14600 North Portland Avenue, OKC, OK 73134)
  • Job: The Crossings Christmas Outreach engages the church to support our inner-city school partners by filling a backpack full of gifts for an elementary school student or making a financial contribution to purchase a hoodie for middle school and high school students. Help us distribute the backpacks to the congregation!
  • Contact: Natalie Haymaker – nhaymaker@crossings.church

Christmas Backpack Sorting

Sunday, November 4-18, 2018

  • Shifts:
    -Sunday, November 4 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – 6 volunteers
    -Sunday, November 11 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – 10 volunteers
    -Tuesday, November 13 – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – 10 volunteers
    -Sunday, November 18 – 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – 6 volunteers
  • Age: Adults only
  • Locations: Crossings Community Center (10255 North Pennsylvania, OKC, OK 73120)
  • Job: Participate in the Crossings Christmas Outreach by sorting backpacks, completing quality checks, and organizing the backpacks by classroom.
  • Contact: Natalie Haymaker – nhaymaker@crossings.church

Christmas Backpack Collection Day

Sunday, November 11, 2018 – – All Volunteer Positions Full

  • Job at Crossings Community Church: Participate in the Crossings Christmas Outreach by collecting the returned backpacks and loading them onto trucks for transport to the Crossings Community Center.
  • Job at Crossings Community Center: Volunteers at the Crossings Community Center will unload the trucks and sort the backpacks (on November 11 only)
  • Contact: Natalie Haymaker – nhaymaker@crossings.church

Christmas Backpack Delivery Day

Friday, November 30, 2018

  • Shifts: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Age: 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)
  • Job: Participate in the Crossings Christmas Outreach by helping 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
  • Contact: Natalie Haymaker – nhaymaker@crossings.church
  • Eugene Field Elementary Christmas Party

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    • 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.
    • Contact: Natalie Haymaker – nhaymaker@crossings.church

    SeeWorth Academy Party

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    • Shifts: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Age: 10+ with supervising parent
    • Location: SeeWorth Academy South Campus- 3806 N Prospect Avenue, OKC, OK 73111
    • Job: Volunteer at the SeeWorth Academy Christmas Party! You may help with cookie decorating, ornament making, games and more! We will also share the story of Christ’s birth with the students.
    • Contact: Natalie Haymaker – nhaymaker@crossings.church

    SeeWorth Academy High School Party

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    • Shifts: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Age: 14+ with supervising parent
    • Location: SeeWorth Academy North Campus- 12600 N Kelley Ave, OKC, OK 73131
    • Job: Volunteer at the SeeWorth Academy Christmas Party! You may help with cookie decorating, ornament making, games and more! We will also share the story of Christ’s birth with the students.
    • Contact: Natalie Haymaker – nhaymaker@crossings.church

    How Can I Get Involved?

     

    • Adopt a backpack for an elementary student on October 21 or 28, fill it up, and return on Sunday, November 4 or 11 to the atrium.
    • Make a financial donation by contacting Natalie Haymaker at nhaymaker@crossings.church to purchase a custom designed hoodie and gift card for students attending SeeWorth Academy
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    • Join us at one of the School Parties on December 3, 12, or 13 – contact Natalie Haymaker at nhaymaker@crossings.church if you’d like to get involved!
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    • Volunteer! We couldn’t do this without your help!

    Questions?

    Contact Natalie Haymaker, Project Coordinator for Missions, with any questions you have about the Christmas Outreach events by email at nhaymaker@crossings.church.