Holy Cross students bring music to retirement community on All-School Day of Service

The Academy of Holy Cross students’ voices rang out from the Lang Hall auditorium as they sang a diverse selection of songs, ranging from Christmas standards to the Lizzie McGuire soundtrack, to an audience of senior citizens at The Village at Rockville, a continuing care retirement community in Maryland.

This was just one of several events held throughout the Washington area as part of the Kensington academy’s All-School Day of Service on April 27, when close to 400 students were joined by faculty and staff at 29 sites doing various kinds of service. The community outreach program began in 2018 during Holy Cross’s 150th anniversary year. This year the service activities also included Holy Cross students unloading food and serving at a food pantry, delivering Meals on Wheels to families, volunteering at a farm, assisting with administrative tasks at a crisis pregnancy center, cleaning up along the Anacostia River, helping load bikes for the Bikes for the World project, cleaning the grounds at a parish, and helping with planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables at the urban garden of the Capital Area Food Bank.

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