April 27, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact Kelley Carpenter, Director of Development & Marketing
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NASB Donates $50,000 in Community Partnership with Cross-Lines
Thousands of vulnerable Kansas Citians struggling in the wake of economic hardship created by the COVID-19 crisis will benefit from a partnership between North American Savings Bank (NASB) and Cross-Lines Community Outreach.
NASB has contributed $50,000 to Cross-Lines to help support vital programming that provides a crucial safety net for struggling individuals and families. The contribution will be divided as follows:
$40,000 will support Cross-Lines’ Housing Stabilization program
$10,000 will support other critical needs through a sponsorship of the 2020 Gala for Hope, the main special event for Cross-Lines that provides 10% of the agency’s annual budget which supports other services such as Hunger Relief.
The partnership between Cross-Lines and NASB reflects a continued commitment to the wellbeing of the Kansas City community and an investment into the lives of those in need. As a local, community-focused business, NASB allocates donations, sponsorships, and volunteers by closely observing the following guiding philosophy: “NASB’s corporate giving philosophy is to provide resources and support for programs and foundations which aid in providing education, health, welfare and social services for children and families in need, and we concentrate our efforts toward organizations that achieve these missions.”
NASB’s generous community contribution will help support Cross-Lines’ Housing Stabilization Program, which provides extended case management services, along with financial assistance, to help families avoid homelessness and implement long-term solutions for self-sufficiency and housing stability. Case managers walk alongside clients, providing them access educational opportunities, including budgeting and financial coaching, referrals to critical resources to improve physical and mental health, as well as other supports to help them become financially stable.
Cross-Lines was established in 1963 as “a place of hope” for those struggling with the hardships of poverty in Wyandotte County. We are a safety net for our community, providing crucial services in the areas of hunger relief, housing stabilization and basic needs. In 2019, Cross-Lines Housing Stabilization program served 670 individuals. Cross-Lines also served more than 68,000 meals in our Community Kitchen and provided 3,279 homeless individuals with a place to shower. Our commodities program provided nearly 14,000 boxes of shelf stable food to low-income seniors living in Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Johnson County. Our food pantry provided emergency groceries for 11,123 individuals, including 3,736 children.