Serve in the Community

We are committed to Transforming the Triangle and the World! This means using our gifts, abilities, and resources to help people connect to God.

How Can You Get Involved?

There are many opportunities that need a helping hand and a joyful heart. It may not sound like much, but simple tasks like collecting food or thrift store contributions, sorting donations at a food pantry, tutoring an elementary student in reading, or using your handyman skills, are all tremendous blessings to our community.

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    Unto PACKHOPE Experience
    Saturday, July 10

    Unto PACKHOPE Experience
    Saturday, July 10 |  Morning/Afternoon Sessions
    Mt Zion Church (316 Allen Lewis Dr, Cary, NC 27513)

    You can bring hope to thousands in just one Saturday session! Unto (formerly GAiN ministry) packs humanitarian aid which is shipped to those who most urgently need it around the world.

    This year, Unto is bringing their "PACKHOPE Experience" packing events to local communities! We will join forces with members of six other Triangle churches to pack 120,000 rice and bean meals. These meals will be sent to refugees and food insecure communities in some of the toughest places on earth – Africa, The Middle East, Latin America, and Central Asia.

    Help us feed the hungry! Crossroads is putting together five teams of 12 volunteers (a total of 60 people) for this event. Each team will pack one pallet of meals (an equivalent of 4,285 meals!) There is a $25 minimum donation required to participate. Your donation will help pay for materials and logistics for this critical aid. Each pallet costs $1,800 (roughly 42 cents per meal), so we encourage individuals and teams to pray about contributing additional funds or using fundraising to help meet the required goal for each pallet.

    Together we can help relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal the hope of Jesus to those most affected by this past year’s pandemic.


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    2021 Community Partners Book

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    Community Partners
    Serve in the Triangle

    We are committed to Transforming the Triangle and the World! This means using our gifts, abilities, and resources to help people connect to God.

    How Can You Get Involved?

    There are many opportunities that just need a helping hand and a joyful heart. It may not sound like much, but simple tasks like collecting food or thrift store contributions, sorting donations at a food pantry, tutoring an elementary student in reading, or using your handyman skills, are all tremendous blessings to our community.

    If you are very passionate about a special cause, contact one of our local partners below to see what you can do to transform the Triangle!

    Missions Thrift Store

    Lorri Winter
    919-981-0222 x122

    Providing new, gently used goods and clothing at an affordable price with proceeds benefiting local and global missions outreach.

    Hope Reins of Raleigh

    Hilary Schofield

    Pairing hurting kids with rescued horses to find true hope and real healing.

    Green Chair Project

    Kerry Celestine
    (Kathleen Lichtenstein)

    Working together to provide everyone the comforts of home.

    Raleigh Dream Center

    Jeremy Porras

    Bringing hope and restoration through the message of the Gospel for people in the Triangle through community programs such as critical food aid, student reading programs, community Bible studies and Adopt-a-Block.

    Shepherd Youth Ranch

    Ashley Boswell

    Providing hope and restoration to the hurting through a unique relationship with a horse.

    New Life Camp

    Bo Roberts

    Loving and accepting children right where they are and walking with them towards God's best for their lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


    Laura Goulian

    Eliminating child abuse in Wake County by helping adults and children create nurturing environments free from abuse and neglect.

    Communities in Schools of Wake County

    LaToya Jeffreys Montague

    Surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

    Prison Alliance

    (Christian Library International)

    Tim Curington

    Advancing Christ's Light in Prisons

    Passsage Home

    Cory Godwin
    919-834-0666 x241

    Developing people, developing places, strengthening communities.

    Raleigh Rescue Mission

    919-828-9014 x126

    Realizing transformed lives and a transformed community through Christ.  We offer short and long-term transitional housing and recovery for men, women and women with children.


    Brooke Powers

    Proactively building solid marriages....saving your marriage before it starts.

    North Raleigh Ministries

    Kara Gravinese
    919-844-6676 x152

    Providing individuals and families in crisis with food, financial and other crucial assistance in a Christian environment.

    Finely YMCA

    Heather Milne

    Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

    Alliance Medical Ministry

    919-250-3320  x418

    Affordable healthcare for uninsured working families.

    Note In The Pocket

    Dallas Bonavita

    Providing clothing to impoverished and homeless schoolchildren in Wake County with dignity and love. We believe that it is unacceptable for children to be limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school.

    Refugee Hope Partners

    Rebecca Camplejohn

    Loving our refugee neighbors with the hope of the Gospel! Engaging families and individuals as they face cultural, practical and emotional hurdles. Equipping hands, minds and souls for independence with dignity. Encouraging healthy relationships & spiritual growth with the hope that all will thrive.


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    Food Donations

    Food Donations
    One way we love our zip codes is by collecting food all year long to benefit local food pantries. Food is collected weekly and during church-wide food drives.

    How Do I Get Involved?

    Collect non-perishable pantry items in your neighborhood or by donate a bag of canned or boxed food. We partner with Raleigh Dream Center and North Raleigh Ministries Food Pantry for food donations. Check out their websites by clicking the links above or you can drop off your donation at the Millbrook Campus South or West Welcome Centers or at the Wake Forest Campus office. Thank you for helping to eliminate hunger in our community. Matthew 25:31-40

    Suggested Donations for Weekly Collection (no glass please):

    • Canned meats: tuna, chicken
    • Canned fruits: peaches, pears, etc
    • Canned vegetables: peas, green beans, corn
    • Canned beans: black, pinto, or pork & beans
    • Canned soups: chicken noodle, tomato, etc
    • Canned meals: Spaghetti O's
    • Low sugar cereal
    • Powdered or boxed milk
    • Quick prepare meals: Hamburger Helper, etc
    • Applesauce cups or fruit cups
    • Peanut butter and jelly
    • Spaghetti pasta & sauce (no Ramen noodles)
    • Rice
    • Juice or juice boxes
    • Bar soap and toilet paper (not available with Food Stamps)

    You may also make a monetary donation:

    1. Give Online — Text CRFNC to 77977 or visit and select "food" in the drop down menu.
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    Missions Thrift Store

    COVID-19 Policy Update (5/17/2021):

    With the Governor's latest announcement regarding statewide COVID-19 policies, the Missions Thrift Store is moving to a mask optional and no social distancing policy effective immediately.

    You are more than welcome to continue wearing a mask and your decision will be respected. Hand sanitizer stations will still be available at the store for your convenience.

    Sign up to receive coupons, sale alerts, specials and news from the Missions Thrift Store!

    The Missions Thrift Store provides new and gently used goods and clothing at an affordable price. Proceeds from the store go toward local and global missions outreach including our community partners, local schools, mission trip teams and our ministry partner, Deaf Opportunity OutReach (DOOR). Donate, shop or volunteer to impact our community and the world!

    The store is located in the warehouse section of the Millbrook Campus; enter through the North side of the building. Look for The Missions Thrift Store signs on the property. The Thrift Store does not deliver furniture or any items to your home or business.

    Store Hours:

    Sunday  -  Closed
    Monday  -  Closed
    Tuesday - Saturday:  9am - 6pm

    *Visit our Volunteer page to fill out the application and sign up!

    Regular Volunteer Hours:
    Sunday  -  Closed
    Monday -  10am -1pm
    Tuesday - Friday  -  10am- 4pm

    Small, non-breakable items or bags of clothing and shoes can be placed in one of our two drop off bins at either campus (see below). Larger or breakable items including furniture may be dropped off during volunteer hours (listed above). The Thrift Store does not pick up items from your home or business.

    • Millbrook Campus, on the east side of the building
    • Wake Forest Campus, in the back parking lot

    Items Accepted for Donation
    Kids Toys/Clothing/Shoes
    Men's/Women's Clothing & Shoes
    Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware
    Small Kitchen Appliances

    Items Not Accepted for Donation
    Gas Stoves/Tanks
    Office Furniture

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    Helping Hands

    Is construction work something you enjoy?

    Are you handy with a hammer or paint brush?

    Can you fix a garbage disposal, ceiling light or an electrical outlet?

    Do you have experience with plumbing?

    Helping Hands is a ministry to members of our church who are unable to make necessary household repairs due to financial or physical limitations.

    Contact Marcel Plante to learn more about Helping Hands.

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    Sports Missions Outreach

    What is Sports Missions Outreach?

    Sports Missions Outreach (SMO) is an outreach ministry led by Pat Teague. We use sports to share the great news of Jesus Christ. He faced the challenge set before Him and conquered. 1 Corinthians 9:24 tells us to run the race of life in such a way as to win. This ministry is all about helping you win that race that is set before you. Hebrews 12:1-2 explains to us that there is a great crowd of witnesses cheering for you. We are a part of that crowd cheering you on as you run the race God has given you to impact the world!

    Pat Teague is a Community Sports Chaplain to private and public schools, including local universities, where our students attend. Pat reaches out to athletic directors, coaches, and students.

    In the arena of sports, students can express their values, goals, and dreams. If we can reach athletes where they live, they can genuinely connect with Jesus.

    Pat is always eager to partner with current and former athletes, coaches, and fans who want to love their zipcode by serving in sports. Contact Pat to see how you can get involved!


    Email: Click HERE.
    Text or call: 919-247-2572

    Ways You Can Support Pat:

    • Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in Pat's life and this ministry.
    • Email an encouraging note about how the ministry has blessed you.
    • Participate on his support team through prayer.
    • Share about Pat's ministry with others.
    • Become a monthly financial supporter or make a one-time donation:
      • Give Online - Under 'FUND' select 'Chaplain SMO'.
      • Give by Check - Make a check to "Crossroads Fellowship" with "Chaplain SMO" in the memo.

    Pat is a member of Crossroads Fellowship and an ordained minister, having served at a local church here in Raleigh for 13 years. He is happily married to Sheila and has three wonderful children. Pat played football with NC State and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he has been a speaker for over 25 years with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


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    City Reaching Foundation

    Making a Difference in Our Community

    The mission of Crossroads is to transform the Triangle and the World. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with local agencies to address the needs of the community in the areas of compassionate outreach, personal empowerment and next generation outreach.

    We believe that by helping to meet the basic needs of our community, such as food, clothing, furniture, affordable housing and medical care, we can help pave the path toward self-sustainability.

    We also believe that by helping to meet the mental and emotional needs of our community, such as pregnancy education and care, prison aftercare and family support, we can help the members of our community move beyond self-sustainability toward growth.

    And finally, we believe that by partnering with local agencies who pour into the next generation through mentoring relationships, addressing the needs of at-risk youth and by supporting our schools, we can transform the Triangle beyond our generation.

    If you or your agency would like to help us transform the Triangle, please fill out an application:

    • Foundation Letter to Applicant: Word or PDF
    • Missions City Reaching Funding Application: Word or PDF
    • Missions City Reaching Re-Application: Word or PDF

    *Deadline for each application to be received is April 5, 2021.