In the Fall of 2015, the Elders and Leadership team of The Crossing Church began monthly support for our weekend backpack program. The commitment and encouragement from that support came just in time as up to that point we had only one individual and our Executive Directors pouring into Empower Youth financially on a monthly basis. The generosity of The Crossing to us and to two other backpack programs were the difference makers in Clermont County for our first season as a not for profit organization.
After their initial commitment from a church wide giving campaign, The Crossing Church then came back to us in November of 2016 and committed to monthly giving out of their general budget. We realize the huge step The Crossing took in believing in Empower Youth from the start and are forever grateful.
Over the last couple of years, we have been able to help send students to camp and direct them to The Crossing when they have expressed interest in a Batavia church. The Crossing has been out to our packing facility at the Red Barn to pack our weekend food bags to get a taste of what their support is doing. We look forward to continuing our relationship with The Crossing for many years to come!