Hope in a Box


Nikki opened her door and recognized a new friend carrying a box of food.

Unemployed and addicted to drugs, Nikki had no money to pay for food. A few nights earlier, she’d met a bubbly woman named Melany at a dinner a local church hosted for the community. Melany cared beyond that single meal and reached out with the box.

Watch what happened when Nikki connected with Melany and a church pastor whose love took action.

Boxes of Love® is an outreach of Cru® Inner City that seeks to show a tangible means of care in a community and build relationships.

A short amount of time to serve can become significant.

“You have moved mountains just by that one hour,” Nikki says.

Find out how you can care for people in your city through Boxes of Love or visit Cru Inner City to learn more.

Rachel Streich
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Rachel Streich

Rachel serves as a journalist with Cru®. She grew up in Minnesota, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in journalism in 2014, and has since lived across the country and overseas. She loves sharing real-life stories.

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