Redwood Family House
Starting in the Fall of 2016, Trinity introduced a new Outreach project that we hope will continue for at least three years as part of our long term planning process. As part of our calling to serve those who struggling with housing issues we are partnering with Redwood Family House, a part of the work of LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network,). Trinity has a long history of working with InnVision as part of our outreach efforts. We do occasional work days and backpack drives for their residents.
Catherine's Center is a Restorative Justice Program of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo in alliance with the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community. Trinity is partnering with Catherine's Center to provide community along with occasional food drives and fundraisers. If you are interested in supporting this ministry, contact The Rev. Elizabeth Riley.
Home and Hope
Each summer, Trinity Church spends one to two weeks hosting a Home and Hope shelter. The congregation provides volunteers to support this event and the mission of Home and Hope: to provide a safe haven for homeless families while helping them to regain long term self sufficiency and raise community consciousness on the issue of homelessness by actively engaging volunteers.
Learn more about Home and Hope: http://homeandhope.net
Trinity Church organizes volunteer opportunities and services days with the local chapter of Rebuilding Together. They provide critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners. Generally we participate in an annual Rebuilding Together day on the last Saturday in April.
Learn more about Rebuilding Together: http://rebuildingtogether.org
Easter Basket Build
Just before Easter, Trinity holds an Easter Basket Build (usually on the Saturday before Palm Sunday). We build about 300 baskets for children in shelters up and down the Peninsula. It's a great activity for families with younger kids, who really enjoy putting the baskets together. The dates for the next build will be posted here closer to Easter.