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


Stuff the Truck September 30!

We're stuffing a truck for the Lamb Center, which serves those in need in our own neighborhood. The truck will be in the parking lot on Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., ready to receive your donations!

If you can help out by spending an hour loading items on the truck or unloading donations in the afternoon, please contact the church office at

The following items can make a world of difference for the homeless in our community and those who serve them through the Lamb Center.

  • Small Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Travel Size Shampoo
  • Conditioner & Lotion
  • Disposable Double Edge Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Men's & Women's Underwear & Socks (new only, please!)
  • Small Umbrella
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Backpacks
  • Small Canned Fruit
  • Cups of Soup
  • Bottled Water
  • Pop Tarts
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Energy Bars
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Cold Drink Mix
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Lysol Spray
  • 55 Gal Trash Bags
  • 13 Gal Trash Bags with Drawstrings
  • Bath Towels & Wash Cloths (no hand towels please)
  • Sturdy Paper Bowls
  • Disposible Dinner & Dessert Plates
  • Hot & Cold Drink Cups (8 or 9 oz., please)
  • Plastic Forks & Knives
  • Napkins

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.

Health Mission to Tanzania

Holy Cross parishioners Dr. Henry and Priscilla Ziegler have been medical missionaries for many years, partnering with Tanzanian individuals and organizations in order to improve the health and education of poor Tanzanians. Holy Cross has become increasingly involved in supporting this important work, and a group traveled to Tanzania in February, 2012 to offer hands-on assistance. The team of 12 improved the buildings and the financial systems, taught the nursing assistants, give an AIDS orphans party, taught primary school children and paid for lunch for 750 students at the school. We also visited and assisted an isolated rural village. In 2013, three youth traveled with their parents to teach computer skills to school-age children in Dar es Salaam. In August of this year, a team of nine will travel to one of the poorest communities in Dar es Salaam to construct an open-air waiting room at St. James Anglican Hospital and build a playground for the children of St. Augustine’s Primary School.

If you are interested in learning more about Health Tanzania, or Holy Cross's participation in this program, please contact the parish office .

Donate online to support the mission:

Read the latest report from the Zieglers here. If you would like to receive the HABARI GANI newsletter regularly, please contact Priscilla Ziegler .


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.

The immediate needs are tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, applesauce/canned fruit, raisins/dried fruit, pancake syrup, diapers: sizes newborn/4/5, toilet paper, bar soap, laundry detergent, kitchen dish soap. Items NOT NEEDED at this time include pasta, peanut butter and jelly, canned beans, soups and vegetables. Please consider donating grocery cards to cover perishable or restrictive dietary items or items not covered by food stamps—soap, toilet paper, diapers, or any other non-food items.

CHO Clothes Closet

The CHO Clothes Closet serves about 40 families (160 people) each Monday during the spring, fall and winter seasons. They are collecting spring/summer clothes and request that donations be appropriate to the season.  Gently-used clothing and shoe donations can be dropped off in the CHO hamper by the red wagon. Thank you for your continued support of the CHO Clothes Closet.