Tanzania Mission Trip
Holy Cross is planning a mission trip to Tanzania in August to teach the children at the St. Augustine Anglican Primary School there basic computer skills, which would provide the students with many new options for learning. Youth from our congregation and their parents will take laptops with them for the students (see below). Holy Cross has received a Mustard Seed Grant from the Diocese of Virginia to cover the cost of preparing the computers and paying for internet access in Africa.
The travel and lodging costs are not covered by the grant, so we can use your help to support this significant project. A donation in any amount will make a difference. If you are interested in joining the mission team, please contact the parish office .
Donate Old Laptops to Tanzania Mission
If you recently upgraded your laptop or are in the market for a new one in the near future, please consider donating your old one to the mission team for Tanzania. To donate a computer, please contact the parish office at 703.698.6991.
Cooking for the Homeless
Join us on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. to prepare food for guests of Safe Haven Day Shelter. It’s a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and outreach. You will meet some wonderful people, and you may learn a new recipe or two. We normally gather on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome any time.Contact Robin Yi or the parish office if you have questions or would like to help.
Health Mission to Tanzania
Holy Cross parishioners Dr. Henry and Priscilla Zeigler 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. Individual members of Holy Cross have made several trips back since February, and plans are under way to take a group of youth to teach computer skills to school-age children there this summer.
If you are interested in learning more about Health Tanzania, or Holy Cross's particiaption in this program, please contact the parish office
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.
CHO Clothes Closet
The Committee for Helping Others (CHO) offers clothes in good condition to clients at no charge.
Holy Cross parishioners contribute to the clothes closet, which is open from September through June, on an ongoing basis by bringing in gently used clothing and placing it in a hamper in the Narthex. Volunteers deliver clothes to the closet as needed.