Crossroad's Halloween Party Pictures

Crossroad's Halloween Party Pictures

Halloween Party

Pictures of Crossroad's Eckert's Farm Trip

Pictures of Crossroad's Eckert's Farm Trip

Eckhart's Farm

A Big Fall for Crossroads

A Big Fall for Crossroads

The Simple Room kicked off its fall programming with an Open House in September. Since then, we have enrolled a record-breaking 45 children and adolescents in our formal mentoring program. Upon enrollment, each participant is paired with a volunteer mentor with similar likes and interests from Greenville College or the Greenville community.

We have two college interns assisting our executive director, Lee O'Connor, with coordinating the program. Together Lee, Josh, and Biz have planned and executed several exciting events this month.

The Simple Room Receives Service Award

The Simple Room Receives Service Award

The Greenville Womens Club presented The Simple Room with a Special Service Award during the Apple Day festivities on Saturday, October 2nd. Lee O'Connor, executive director, and Kaity Teer, resource development coordinator, accepted the award during a ceremony on the courthouse steps. Jerri Davenport, from the women's club, honored The Simple Room for three decades of service to the community's youth.

The Simple Room is very grateful to the Greenville Womens Club for their support.

We have a Cause on Facebook

Causes Facebook App

Now, you can show your support for The Simple Room on Facebook using the Causes application.

Go to our Cause.

The Simple Room Open House

We invite you and your family to stop by The Simple Room's Open House on Monday, September 13th from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. This is a great time to enjoy refreshments, meet our staff/program coordinators, hear more about our fall programs, and fill out enrollment forms. We are looking forward to a great fall with programs in the digital arts, music, tutoring, mentoring, weightlifting, dance, and more. Check out the programs section of our website to learn more.

This is also an opportunity for college students interested in volunteering at The Simple Room to meet the staff and get a tour.

open house flyer

Triathlon to Benefit the Simple Room

100% of the profits from the first annual Litchfield TriathLOU on September 25th will be donated to The Simple Room. We encourage you to support The Simple Room by participating in this event. The race will be held at the beautiful Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, IL. Events will include a 1/4 mile swim, a 13 miles bike course, and a 3.1 mile run. Click here, for additional race information and online registration. There is a discount for college students - you can even form a team and race with your friends!

Litchfield Triathlon to benefit The Simple Room

Electronics Recycling Fundraiser

Excited about the new iPhone 4 but don't know what to do with your old phone? Is your old iPod nano sitting in a drawer because you got a new iPod touch with your laptop bundle for college? Donate your used electronics to The Simple Room, we'll send them to YouRenew to be reused or recycled and we'll receive cash for your donation. This is a great way for college students with limited cash flow to help support our ministry.

Electronics recycling flowchart.

(Above: YouRenew's electronics recycling flowchart.)

What can I donate?

We can accept the following items whether they are used or broke: cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, game systems, digital cameras, and external hard drives.

Be a Mentor

Last year the Crossroads program paired over 30 local youth ages 8-18 with Greenville College students who served as mentors. A Crossroads "big brother" or "big sister" can have many different roles in a child's life. Sometimes being a mentor means helping with homework or filling out a job application. At other times being a mentor might mean working out together or getting coffee. But at all times, being a mentor means being a friend. It means listening and encouraging and growing together.

Mentors and kids dressing up in silly costumes.

(Above: Newly formed mentoring pairs participate in a goofy photo contest at last year's Crossroad's kick-off.)