Chris's Crosses

A Christian Family Giving
We have setup our site, Chris's Crosses "A Christian Family Giving" in order to be a tool in our charitable efforts. We in no way are hoping for praise or accolades for the things we do, we just do them out of love and generosity. As a family, we enjoy helping others wherever possible. We hope you enjoy our stories and if you are so incline to join our philanthropic crusades, we invite you to do so, who knows you might even start your own? There is a world of hope waiting out there for many; even the smallest gifts can make a huge difference.

Jeremiah School – $10,450.00 Raised

May 26th, 2014

Jeremiah School is a new upstart school here in Midland focused on kids with special needs such as ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s.

We are raising startup capital for the school.

Race For Wishes 2012 – $50.00 Raised

November 13th, 2012

In Memory of Ethan (Hobbes) Parsley We are hosting a team at the Make-A-Wish, Race for Wishes. November 17, 2012 We would like to invite anyone and everyone to attend as Make-A-Wish held a special place in Ethan’s heart. Race For Wishes is a fun event. You may walk, run or race. Or… you can just show up and support the cause and eat free stuff, Breakfast burritos, ice cream and snacks Read More...

Relay For Life – American Cancer Society

March 26th, 2012

Our son Jackson (10) has taken it upon himself to start a Relay for Life team to raise money for cancer. He is making duct tape flowers and wallets to sell. Each flower or wallet is $5.00 with all proceeds going to the Big Spring Relay for Life.  Please contact us if you are interested in a flower or a wallet Read More...

Ft. Davis Area Fire Relief

April 13th, 2011

I received an email this morning pertaining to the West Texas fires and particularly the fires in the Ft. Davis area. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone and everyone. Hi Friends! I am forwarding this email to you in hopes that you can help the people of Ft. Davis and spread the word to your friends Read More...

Pathways – Philanthropic Crusade Project

February 2nd, 2011

Our latest philanthropic crusade, Pathways Youth and Family Services ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: The Pathways project was a success! The team at Pathways was extreamly excited about the room and they wanted us to pass on their gratitude for everything that was done Read More...

Ronald McDonald House – Houston, Texas

February 1st, 2011

All Ronald McDonald Houses, especially the one located in Houston Texas are near and dear to our hearts. Our late son, Ethan (Hobbes) Parsley was diagnosed with an cerebral arteriovenous malformation in 2001. During the next nine years we made many trips to Houston for Gamma Knife Radiation and spent counless days at Ronald McDonald House during these trips Read More...

Race for Wishes 2010 – $1,200.00 Raised

November 1st, 2010

* Updated - You guys Rock! We want to thank everyone involved with our Make-A-Wish Team, Team Ethan (Hobbes) Parsley. With everyone's help we were the top fundraising team, as well as the largest team in the history of the race, with 118 team members. Way to go people. We granted some wishes and brought some smiles to some young faces Read More...

Jump Rope for Heart 2010 – $198.00 Raised

March 1st, 2010

Our son, Jackson is participating in the 2010 American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart.  Jackson will be helping Taylors new years wish come true. Taylor is a 7 year old Survivor. Taylor's New Year Wish "I wish they [kids with special hearts] could feel better so they could come out and play Read More...

Race for Wishes 2009 – $800.00 Raised

November 1st, 2009

Join us, Lace'em up and let's help out, get fit and grant some wishes! Make-A-Wish, Race for Wishes - 2009 - Midland, Texas Race for Wishes is a community event where participants, 'wish' kids and families along with volunteers take big strides to make more wishes come true. Every dollar raised from this fun-filled event will go directly to fulfilling the wishes of our West Texas children Read More...

LiveStrong Challenge 2009 – $6,076.00 Raised

September 1st, 2009

United to Fight. Committed to Conquer.  We did it! Wende and I rode 25 miles on the hills of Central Texas, Dripping Springs just outside of Austin! It was a blast. We are ready to do it again. We would like to thank all of you for the support and generous contributions you pledged to our team and the Lance Armstrong Foundation Read More...