The Council of Churches of the Ozarks announced they are closing their requests for Christmas assistance on Friday, November 20, at the close of business.
CCO’s Crosslines says that donations of food and toys for the Christmas distribution this year is lower than normal.
“With COVID many locations who were collecting sites for food and toys are either closed from public access or are experiencing less foot traffic as shoppers move online,” Tom Faulkner, Director of Crosslines, said in a statement. “We’ve made it easier for online shoppers to continue to give by setting up an online donation site and Amazon and Walmart wish lists.”
“COVID has changed everything about how we serve the community but not what we serve the community,” Jaimie Trussell, CEO of Council of Churches of the Ozarks, said in a statement. “We know God is good and He will continue to send the support needed to serve these families at Christmas. We appreciate all who have and will step up to help our vulnerable neighbors.”
If you would like to donate toys or other products to help Crosslines provide for those in need during “Covid Christmas,” visit the Crosslines Holiday website.
Families who are in need of help for Christmas and cannot register through the website can call for help Wednesday or Friday between 2 and 5 p.m. at 869-0563.