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


Comfort Cases Packing Party and Taco Feast

Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, June 1, we will hold a packing party to benefit Comfort Cases, which provides children in the foster care system with their very own backpack or duffel with some new items, and—more importantly—with dignity and the knowledge that someone cares about them. Participants are invited to purchase items for 50 cases which will be on hand and ready to be filled with pajamas, books, blankets and other useful items, as well as expressions of love and caring. If you would like to purchase items in advance, please see the shopping list or use the Amazon link below to shop from the "Holy Cross Episcopal Comfort Cases" wish list on Amazon. Select the Comfort Cases shipping address at checkout and items will be stored until the party. To learn more about Comfort Cases, visit

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 9:00 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 dwindling and again many shelves are empty.  They are in desperate need ofcooking oil, grape jelly, canned chicken, 2 lb. bags WHITE rice, beef stew, canned fruit, pancake mix and syrup, cereal, snacks & cookies for kids, laundry detergent, dish soap, tomato sauce, size 4 diapers, and shampoo.  Please only consider those items on this list at this time. 

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!