Partnering For the End to Violence

LOVE takes teamwork! In that spirit we partner with like-minded organizations, who are doing good work to transform violence into peace and to comfort the grieving families and communities during times of tragic loss of life.

Zanis Crosses For Losses’ partners—including corporations and organizations—are crucial to our work to bring LOVE and healing into communities and families torn apart by violence, holding community outreach events and implementing life changing peace initiatives to help end violence. This is accomplished by providing funds, labor, and materials to make crosses and distribute them when and where LOVE and healing is necessary.

WHY Partner with Crosses for Losses?

Zanis Crosses For Losses’ partners—including corporations and organizations—are crucial to our work to bring LOVE and healing into communities and families torn apart by violence; holding community outreach events and implementing life-changing peace initiatives to help end violence. This is accomplished by providing funds, labor, and materials to make crosses and distribute them when and where LOVE and healing is necessary.

"A lasting change in violence is made possible when volunteers, nonprofits, businesses and governments work like a team."

GREG ZANISFounder of Zanis Crosses for Losses
GREG ZANIS
Founder of Zanis Crosses for Losses

OUR PARTNERS

Partner Spotlight

Our Impact

Murdered Individuals Honored with their own Cross Memorial in 2017.

4,500

Murdered Individuals Honored with their own Cross Memorial in 2017.
Community Events in 2017.

350

Community Events in 2017.
Volunteers at Community Events in 2017.

5,500

Volunteers at Community Events in 2017.

49

Candle Light Vigils honoring victims in 2017

780

2017 total Public appearances, TV and News interviews in United States

85

International Interviews in 2017 (London Times, Sputnik news in USSR, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Greece, Asia, Dubai, Alaska, China, India, South Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, France)

OUR APPROACH

Greg Zanis

Founder – Zanis Crosses for Losses

The motivation for behind Zanis Crosses for Losses is simple.
When asked, Mr. Zanis simply says, “We need to show that we love one another,”
It was a personal tragedy that set Zanis on his cross-building mission. He was a luxury custom home builder until his father-in-law, Ralph K. Stadler, 71, was shot and killed in his office on the 600 block of Jungles Avenue in Aurora during an armed robbery in 1996.
A few months later, 6-year old Nico Contreras, of Aurora, was fatally shot in a gang-related shooting while sleeping at his grandparents’ home. Nico’s mother asked Zanis to build a memorial cross for her son, and at that moment he found his purpose in life, he said.
Zanis has traveled the country since then placing thousands of markers at the sites of murders and tragedies.