The Angel Tree is up. This is your opportunity to share the bounty of your blessings with people who are struggling to keep their head above the mounting pile of bills. You can help make Christmas very special for a family by taking a tag and making the purchase described on the tag. Gift cards from various stores are always helpful. You will never know how much of a difference you make in a child's life, a parent's life and a family's life. these are tough times for many of our members so let's dig deep and share because we care. If you know of someone in need call Pastor or let Jacky in the office know. All is confidential.
We collect donations for the Veterans living in the Long Island State Veterans Home at
Stonybrook. Magazines, books, small unopened toiletries, used CDs, new greeting cards, stamps, pads of notepaper, pens or markers are welcome. Donation box is in the narthex and donations are delivered to the facility bimonthly by John Stuerzel, a proud veteran himself.
Outreach is Holy Cross' way of practicing what we are told in Hebrews 13:16: "To not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices, God is pleased." Our joy is to honor God and enrich the lives of people in our church family as they get involved and care for the people locally, in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, the nation and throughout the world.
We are blessed with many volunteers. And when the call goes out that we have a need or a special project, hands go up, feet hit the ground running and a lot of things happen.
Regular Outreach Events
We administer a very busy Food Pantry
We give away food baskets weekly and on special holidays
We host yard sales to raise money for the Pastor's Discretionary Fund
We have created PINK scarves to honor Breast Cancer survivors which are given away at the many walks hosted in the New York Metro area
We knit and crochet baby hats to go to World Vision
We support our local veterans with donations to the Long Island Veterans Home in Stonybrook
We knit and crochet hats, mittens and scarves for various organizations
We give away into the community 75+ school backpacks each Fall
We give out Easter Love Baskets (special little baskets of candy trinkets and a card) for those who are unable to get out or have no one
Valentine's Love Cans are chock full of "goodies" given to our local Adult Home and Assisted Living Facility and others
The Angel Tree at Christmas supports 10-15 families; purchasing gifts and gift cards and many extras
We joyfully participate in Operation Christmas Child of Samaritan Purse. Creating 75-125 shoe boxes full of gifts for children throughout the world
Souper Bowl Sunday we ask for soup donations for the Food Pantry
We believe that "the local church is the hope of the world." Each church, each house of worship, each Christian organization needs to make a difference. This is some of the ways we at Holy Cross do this.
Want to make a difference and help or make donations?
Contact: Lorraine Stark or the Church Office
516-588-9509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in short supply of some basic items
Your help is needed and appreciated as we care for our neighbors in this very difficult times. Below in BOLD are food items we urgently need. But always ALL items are needed to help create food baskets for those in need.
Cereal Peanut Butter
Mac & cheese
Noodles Potatoes - canned
Pudding Canned fruit
Cake mix Cookies
Let your friends and neighbors know that we help out many, many families weekly and monthly. Perhaps they want to donate to HCLC,