Church of the Holy Cross
2455 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027-1225

703.698.6991

Angel Tree

We we've changed our Angel Tree program this year, so we're doing everything earlier. This year, we are providing gifts for the Committee for Helping Others (CHO) Christmas store. The store is a place for CHO clients to choose gifts at no cost. For us, that means gifts do not need to be wrapped but do need to be returned by Sunday, December 2.

The good news is that you can take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals when you shop! Please take an ornament from teh tree in the Upper Room, sign the sheet and make Christmas brighter for a family in need. Please contact Maude Hales, maude.hales@holycrossepiscopal.org if you have questions.

If you would like to make a donation to help purchase gifts, use the paypal link below.

 

Art-n-Soul

Join us Saturday, January 19, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as we paint for a cause. No artistic experience required, we will provide all the materials and walk you through creating a painting of your choosing. You get to enjoy a day of painting and the paintings get donated to Pathways to Housing clients as house-warming gifts. The session runs over the lunch hour and some food will be provided (please bring food for yourself if you have dietary restrictions), and bring whatever you might like to drink--water, coffee and tea will be available. Please email the Rev. Jamie Samilio at jamie.samilio@holycrossepiscopal.org if you plan to attend. Suggested donation is $25 Please ask about discounts for multiple people or children--scholarships are available.

Join the Parish Lunch Line

The third Sunday of every month we gather in the parish kitchen to make sandwiches for clients of Northern Virginia Family Service's Bailey's Crossroads shelter. After our 10:30 a.m. service, we work for about 45 minutes to assemble and package sandwiches with the supplies we have on hand. All are welcome to come help out for as much time as you can spare. We are always accepting donations of lunch meat, cheese, and bread.

CHO Food Pantry

The Committee for Helping Others (CHO) houses a food pantry that provides food and other basic supplies to its clients. Holy Cross collects items on a weekly basis to help support this program.

You are invited to bring in items at any time and place them in the red wagon outside the sanctuary. You can also help by delivering the contributions to CHO as needed.

Supplies at the CHO Food Closet are low and they've had to cut back to serving needy families once a month instead of twice a month. They are currently in need of cooking oil, peanut butter, dry and canned fruit, tomato sauce, spaghetti, canned ravioli, kid's snacks, liquid laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, and sizes 4 and 6 diapers.  Please only consider those items on this list at this time.   Our weekly red wagon donations are very much needed and appreciated by CHO.  Thank you for your continued support!   

Clothing Donations for Those in Need

The CHO Clothes Closet is now closed for the summer, so please find another organization for your gently-used items. The Food Pantry remains open year round so please continue to fill the red wagon!