Want to help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas to our neighbors in Greene County? With Crosslines, you can help out by donating to the pantry or adopting a family in need.



Crosslines is always accepting food donations to provide meals for those in need. Consider a donation of food to provide holiday dinner for a family.


The Toystore is collecting brand-new toys for children from birth to 18 years old, as well as books and knit items. If you have questions about what items we accept, please call us (417-865-5810). Friday, December 8 will be the last day we accept toy donations.

Host a Food or Toy Drive

Looking to host a food or toy drive? Crosslines offers collection bins wrapped and ready for you! We also offer bulletin inserts, flyers, and posters you can distribute at your church or business. Please contact the Program Coordinator at 865.1076 ext. 101.

Donation Drop Off

Monday – Friday

9:00 AM-1:45 PM

front door of Crosslines (615 N. Glenstone)

If you need to drop off items at a different time, you can from the East Delivery Entrance until 4:30 PM on weekdays. Please call ahead (417-865-5810) to schedule a drop off time.


As of Tuesday, December 5 all families have been adopted. Please consider supporting a family through the Share Your Christmas program. See below for information about families who are available to support.

1. Apply to Adopt

Fill out the interest form below to adopt a family. Adopted families do not receive assistance from any other organization or program. Please keep this in mind when committing to a family size that your donations will be the only they receive.

Support a Family through Share Your Christmas
2. Contact Your Family

Once you are matched with a family, send the family a letter to let them know you will be providing assistance to them.

3. Shop

You will also receive a wish list of the family’s holiday needs. Donors can expect to spend at least $60 per family member to provide food and gifts.

4. Deliver

Donors are responsible for delivering items to the family. You will be provided contact information to set up a delivery time with the family.

Adoption Deadlines

Thanksgiving Adoption: Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Christmas Adoption: Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Share Your Christmas 2016

Crosslines has partnered with the Springfield News-Leader to publish the stories of families in need from circumstances beyond their control and find donors to support these families. Please take a few minutes to read these stories and consider making a donation to help meet their needs.