Give Holiday Support

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.

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, donations can be taken to our East “Delivery Entrance” until 4:30 PM on weekdays. Please call ahead (417-865-5810) to schedule a drop off time.

Donate Food

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.

Donate Toys

Thousands more toys are needed!

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).

• Drop a Toy at Fazoli’s to receive a free coupon book. (Beginning October 2020)

• Drop a Toy at Crosslines

• Purchase a Toy from our Amazon Wishlist

• Purchase a Toy from our Walmart Gift Registry for Good Causes

• Donate money to cover the cost of a toy

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.

Adopt-A-Family Through Crosslines

Crosslines facilitates opportunities to adopt families for Christmas. If interested, call 417-865-5810 or email

Springfield News-Leader "Share Your Christmas"

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. 2021 stories will be shared starting Thanksgiving Day.  


We need your help! Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make food basket distributions and the Toystore a success. Groups of all sizes are welcome!

Christmas Distribution Volunteer Positions

Christmas Distribution Volunteer Positions

Help shoppers make sure they get all the toys they are eligible for and assist them in choosing items. Volunteers for this job will be inside and will be on their feet for their whole shift. Minimum Age = 14

  • Toy Store Set-up: place tables, organize boxes, etc.
  • Toy sorter: sort toys by age and gender, group items according to similarity, etc.
  • Shoppers: Fills bags with Christmas gifts using client’s wish list.
  • Bag Organizers: Sets up and organizes bags once filled.
  • Floaters: Willing to help out in whatever role is needed.

Distribution Day Volunteers

Curbside Loaders – Assist clients by loading food and/or toys into the client’s vehicle. Items will be numbered for the client, the volunteer will load the vehicle when the client’s vehicle is at the loading station and their number is called.  (Think curbside pick-up) Dress for the weather.

Bag grabbers – Volunteers will retrieve the client’s food and toy orders for the pick-up line.

Floaters – May include kitchen help, crowd control, volunteer check-in, or others. We will give you a job when you get here! This is a good position for those unable to work a full shift. Volunteers are able to sit through most or all of the shift if they need to.

Thanksgiving Volunteer Positions

Grocery Carry Out

Assist clients by carrying their bags of food to their vehicle. Volunteers for this job should dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for lots of walking.


Assist event organizers with things like crowd control, volunteer and client check-in, volunteer food service, and filling in for other volunteers on restroom and lunch breaks.

Delivery Driver

Delivery food baskets to Seniors/Homebound Client homes.