Easter Giving Parade

Take part in our special Easter Giving Parade on Saturday, April 10, 2-3:30 pm. Volunteers will be in the church parking lot so you can conveniently drop off donations for our neighbors in need.

Support one of our partner organizations serving our community—CHO, Cornerstones, Comfort Cases, Second Story, and the Lamb Center—by donating needed for those who are hit especially hard by the pandemic.

The most needed items right now are:

med. size laundry detergent
diapers, size 6
shampoo
baby shampoo
travel size toiletries (see specific items)
Clorox wipes
hand sanitizer
pajamas (adult S-XXL) no gowns, please
backpacks
instant oatmeal
grits
Spam
2 lb. bags white rice
cooking oil
beans (black & kidney)
cold cereal
sugar
sugar-free maple syrup
canned fruit & vegetables
individual fruit cups
peanut butter
Maseca brand corn flour
tea bags
bottled water
sugar-free drink mix
hot chocolate
coffee (large cans preferred)

At Holy Cross, we seek to be Christ's hands and feet in the world, serving those in need in our community and around the world. We do this by partnering with established programs that are engaged in improving the lives of those in need and giving hope to anyone seeking a better life. There are many ways to make a difference in the world.

You are welcome to join us in any of the programs listed here.

Red Wagon

We collect shelf stable food items for the Committee for Helping Others' food pantry, which serve food insecure families in our immediate surroundings. Donations are delivered to CHO on a weekly basis.

Personal Care Items

Parishioners donate shampoo, soap, and other personal care items that are delivered to the Lamb Center, a day shelter in Fairfax County.

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.

Comfort Cases

We hold packing parties twice a year to provide much-needed supplies and a sense of dignity to kids in the foster system.

United Thank Offering

Parishioners drop coins in their blue boxes as they count their blessings twice a year. The funds are gathered and donated to UTO, which provides grants to groups seeking to serve the world.

Porridge Program

During Lent, parishioners are invited to sponsor a student who is suffering from malnutrition, by paying for daily breakfast at St. Augustine's Primary School in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

Thanksgiving Meals

In November, parishioners pick up grocery bags and shopping lists to purchase Thanksgiving groceries for struggling families served by Second Story.

Angel Tree

During Advent, we collect Christmas presents to be donated to CHO, which makes them available to their clients free of charge. Struggling families can choose gifts for their children at the Christmas store in mid-December.