Cru connects with the needy primarily through a strategy of compassionate evangelism. We provide relief products to expand and extend the ministry of urban churches and missions, which in turn hand deliver them to the poor in their communities.
Evangelism is integral to everything Cru does. Included in most products is Christian literature for children and adults. Additionally, participating ministry personnel are trained in how to most effectively use the products in evangelism. Our compassionate evangelism meets the spiritual and physical needs of the poor through a variety of Compassionate Products™. These compassionate products include:
Box of Love®
The purpose of the Box of Love outreach is to provide a Thanksgiving meal to a family who might not otherwise have one. Each Box of Love feeds a family of six. Each box holds a turkey with stuffing or a ham or chicken (depending on what is culturally appropriate to the neighborhood), along with vegetables, potatoes, juice, yams, apple or cranberry sauce, bread, fruit, dessert, and more.
Holiday Care Box™
Similar to Box of Love, but distributed in December around Christmastime.
Homeless Care Kits™
Each kit includes a blanket, warm gloves, a scarf, socks, toothbrush, soap, and gospel materials. These kits often serve as the first step of a spiritual journey for a desperate person.
Plain paper bags filled with some of the things inner-city children treasure: candy, fruit, crayons, a toy, a full-color children's activity book about Jesus for children with little church background.
Backpacks with school supplies and age appropriate spiritual materials.
Heart & Sole®
Providing shoes and God's love to inner-city children in need.