It’s time to show St. Louis that we, The Crossing, are ForTheLou. We are for local businesses and restaurants. We are for our essential workers and educators and our wonderful friends in healthcare. And, we are for YOU.

What does it mean to be ForTheLou?
Serve like Jesus.
Know your neighbor.
Cross the divide.
Commit to being #forthelou.

Below are all kinds of opportunities for you to show up in your community. You can mix and match, get creative on your own, or follow this list in its entirety. Whatever you do, we want to celebrate with you, so be sure to TELL US how you are being ForTheLou.

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ForTheLou: An Overview
Serve Like Jesus.
Know Your Neighbor.
Cross The Divide.
Commit to being #forthelou.

Invite Your Neighbors

Do you have a neighbor who may need some conversation or time with others?

Donate Blood

Organizations in our community are in need of life-giving donations.

Help A Student

Lift a financial burden for a student and their family.

Beautify the Area

When you're away from home, what can you leave more beautiful than how you found it?

Appreciate Neighborhood Workers

Leave a kind token for professionals who serve your neighborhood.

Support a Refugee Family

Provide household items for a local refugee family.

Encourage Your Neighbors

Write notes of encouragement for your neighbors.

Gift a Bible

Help someone own their first Bible through The Crossing Bookstore.

Thank Emergency Services

Take time to show appreciation to the people working at you local emergency services stations.

Support Young Pilots

Provide meals, snacks or notes to students in the Red Tail Cadet Program.

Learn For Your Neighbors

Are there people in your neighborhood or daily routine who speak a language, including sign language, different from your own?

Provide Interns Snacks

Start a snack collection for the interns at R3 Development in East St. Louis.

Fund A School Project

Make a donation toward a local classroom or school project.

Create Kid Hygiene Kits

DIY a kit for kids served by Crisis Nursery.

Host Your Neighbors

Host your neighbors so everyone can get to know each other.

Host a Baby Products Drive

Collect needed items for expecting military moms through Operation Shower.

Bless Healthcare Professionals

Share some encouragement with medical workers near you.

Serve Your Neighbors

What capabilities do you have that would be helpful to others?

Assist Families with Household Items

Help a family in need with some household basics through Helping Hand Me Downs.

Donate for World Refugee Day

Drop off supplies at an Oasis International event benefitting local refugees.

Donate For A School

Tangibly help the students in your school district.

Serve through the Food Bank

Help the Food Bank distribute items needed all over the metro area.

Recognize Retail Employees

Give owners/managers positive feedback to let them know what their employees are doing well.

Make Fleece Tie Blankets

Calling all crafters to make fleece tie blankets for Crisis Nursery.

Read With Your Neighbors

Do you love to read? Share your love of books with your neighbors.

Encourage Educators

Teachers and faculty could use some encourage words after a challenging year.

Support Local Families

Collect and donate items for local families to Circle of Concern in Valley Park.

Give For Your Neighbors

A food pantry nearby could use your support for your neighbors.

Encourage Workers Who Serve You

Remember the people who serve you, your neighbors, and your larger community.

Host a Food Drive

Collect food from Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service wish list for families in St. Charles County.

Beautify a School

Put your green thumb skills to work for your community this summer.

Help with a Rehab Project

Do you enjoy construction type projects? Join R3 Development for a serve day.

Share With Your Neighbors

Gardeners can offer to share their abundance.

Host a Feminine Hygiene Products Drive

Support women and girls with needed supplies through Helping Hand Me Downs.

Serve Children with Diverse Abilities

Help provide blankets or notes of encouragement to kids and their families through Synapsory.

Pray for Eductators

Pray for the teachers, staff and administrators of your local school.

Volunteer for Creation Care

Serve with one of our local conservation or parks organizations to preserve God's creation.

Donate to Animal Care

Help a local shelter provide for the animals in their care.

Encourage a Senior Community

Choose a nursing home or senior living community to reach out for encouragement or support.

Serve a Local Organization

Choose your own organization and serve! Or let us help find a better fit for you.