Our Charity: Crossfire Ministries, Asheville, NC
This year we are working with Jamie Johnson and Randy Shepherd of Crossfire Ministries to raise awareness regarding the work they do for children/teens who want to play basketball but have little to no funds to participate nor the proper athletic shoes/socks. So, we are asking that everyone bring a new pair of sneakers and socks (boys and girls) to be donated to Crossfire Ministries. On Sunday, like each year, we will have a special financial offering towards their ministry.
From Jamie Johnson and Randy Shepherd, Crossfire Ministries
Hey singles, what a blessing to be informed that the Labor Day Singles Weekend called, "Relentless" has chosen Crossfire as their non-profit organization to support for 2017. We are humbled and excited about being selected as your Charity of choice. Thanks so much.
Allow me to tell you a little more about the push to collect socks and or shoes for our organization. It would help for each of you to know exactly what our needs are so you can make a decision on what to do if you so choose.
Each year during the summer we offer basketball camps for boys and girls ages 6-17. Throughout the summer we provide scholarship assistance to those who qualify. By definition this means kids that are without health insurance, no cell phones, limited opportunities to do anything fun because their financial status is labeled as living in poverty. We also provide one specific camp for kids from within the inner city. We pick up these kids from several locations within the city by bus. We allow all of them to come for free. We provide snacks each day along with a free camp t-shirt and a free Crossfire basketball. As you can imagine, seeing kids board the buses without proper shoes and or clothing is difficult to digest knowing that they probably feel a little embarrassed and or like they are being looked down upon by their peers. In order to protect them from these types of feelings. we provide each of them a pair shoes, socks or anything else that is needed.
What sizes should you bring? We suggest boys and girls sizes that fit ages 6-12 year olds. We don't mind shoes for boys and girls ages 13-17 but the greater need tends to be for the younger campers.
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the ministries effort to impact the next generation for Christ. Anything you do is going to make a big difference in someone's life!
And "Thanks Freddy Johnson & Kris Swiatocho!
Teammates for Christ!
Randy and Jamie <><