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, sponsoring a family in need, or volunteering either in preparation for the holidays or at our holiday distribution.

Donation Drop Off: Crosslines (3055 E. Division – bay doors on the west side of the building) 8am-4:30pm on weekdays. Please call ahead (417-862-3586) to schedule a drop off time.

Ways to bless neighbors this season: 

• Drop off Toys at Crosslines (View Wishlist)

• Purchase a Toy from our Amazon Wishlist

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

• Donate funds to cover the cost of a Toy

Thanksgiving Distribution: November 18

Christmas Distribution: December 16

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 (417-862-3586).

• Drop a Toy at Crosslines

• Purchase a Toy from our Amazon Wishlist

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

• Donate funds 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 Program Coordinator, Nathan Mortenson, via email ( or by phone at 417-862-3586 ext. 101.

Sponsor-A-Family Through Crosslines

Registration to sponsor a family for Christmas is open. To learn more about how you can help sponsor families in need this Christmas season. please email us at:

Sponsor a Foster Child

Kids in foster care never have to worry if Santa will find them at their new home. AFC coordinates the collection and delivery of Christmas gifts for all children and youth in Greene County foster care.

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. If you would like to partner with this program or have questions, please call 417-866-8008 or email


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! Please download and fill out our volunteer waiver below and bring it with you for your chosen service day.

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.