It was a wonderful holiday season for Crosslines, according to Director MaLinda King.
"Thanks to all of our supporters who helped make this a great Christmas for many families in the community," King said. "We were able to help over 320 families with food baskets and had nearly 30 families adopted through Crosslines. Many other families received gifts and gift cards."
King said 2011 was a difficult financial year for many area families.
"To see the looks in their eyes as we were able to provide gifts for their children is something I wish everyone could have seen," King said.
The Crosslines director also reported an unusually high number of donations for January, which she attributed to the early spring cleaning of closets and garages due to unseasonably warm temperatures.
Betty Messer has returned to the Crosslines Board of Directors. Messer replaces Shelly Enloe whose term ended in December 2011.
King said Crosslines has two new employees. David Ray serves as the new nighttime and weekend guard. Beverly Wells assists in getting donations out to the floor.
Sheila Alexander, who served as the assistant administrator, has left Crosslines to spend time with her husband, who started a new out-of-state job.
During the fourth quarter of 2011, a total of 798 families received assistance. Some services included: pantry food vouchers; hot meals; gas; utility bills; rent; electric heaters; blankets; furniture and household items; dental; baby items; personal hygiene items; household cleaning supplies; medical assistance equipment; glasses; uniforms; and footwear.