COMMUNITY EVENTS

LOVE STARTS HERE.

A Zanis Crosses For Losses Community Event is a united act of compassion that honors the individuals who have tragically lost their life through violence and helps heal grief stricken families and communities. Local churches, businesses, community service and health organizations partner with us to make the crosses and supply the needs of the gathering.

WHY COMMUNITIES?

Communities and families are the heart of our country. When families heal; communities heal. Zanis Crosses For Losses is committed to working with local volunteers, businesses, agencies, churches and organizations who believe in building strong communities and overcoming hate and violence with LOVE.

In the United States, there are many communities struggling with violent crime and we have even seen acts of terrorism in recent years.  When we come together as a community, we help strengthen the will of the people to live in peace without fear and without violence, and we build a stronger bond for working together through LOVE to teach our children how to handle conflict without violence.

"We may not be able to change the choices people make, but we can definitely increase the choices that they have."

Greg ZanisFounder of Zanis Crosses for Lossess
Greg Zanis
Founder of Zanis Crosses for Lossess

Our Impact

Murdered Individuals Honored with their own Cross Memorial in 2016.

2,374

Murdered Individuals Honored with their own Cross Memorial in 2016.
Community Events in 2016.

17

Community Events in 2016.
Volunteers at Community Events in 2016.

8,020

Volunteers at Community Events in 2016.

46

Churches and local organizations partnered with us in 2016.

540

Candle Light Vigils honoring victims in 2016.

OUR APPROACH

Community Partnerships

Zanis Crosses For Losses’ works in advance with community leaders and stakeholders forming partnerships that build the foundation for our memorial marches and candle light vigils. Partnership with local governments, organizations, churches and business are crucial to the success of these events.

Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of all community outreach events. Zanis Crosses For Losses engages with community members in building a volunteer base, establishing a customized plan for the community, and carrying out the event. At many community outreaches, thousands of volunteers participate.

Events

Thousands attend to honor and bring attention to the individuals who have been murdered in the community.  The heart and soul of every one of our Community Events is LOVE and compassion for the grieving.  Many Guests of Honor are people who are working to end violence and teach peaceful resolution to conflict. 

Zanis Crosses For Losses Community Events