The Trinity Outreach Commission is currently chaired by Timi Most. Please contact her for information about upcoming meetings and how you can get involved!
As needs arise Trinity Outreach provides grants towards disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally. Primarily we give through Episcopal Relief and Development, a four star rated non-profit on charity navigator.
Christmas Outreach Project: Ecumenical Hunger Program
For 2017 Trinity will partner with Ecumenical Hunger Program and their Family Sharing Program by providing new gifts and gift cards for families in need. You can sign-up from November 19 through December 10 with specific gift request details by clicking here. For more information contact Timi Most. If you prefer, you can also make a monetary gift through our Giving portal which will be used to purhcase gifts. Just choose Outreach from the first drop down menu and Christmas Project from the second.
My New Red Shoes
Trinity's Youth group is partnering with My New Red Shoes for a service project this fall. My New Red Shoes focuses on improving the educational experience and quality of life for children in need by providing them with a pair of brand new athletic shoes and the opportunity to shop for school clothing. Please help the youth group by donating a pair of brand new shoes or making a $25 contribution towards the purchase of a pair of shoes. To learn more visit: mynewredshoes.org and contact Patrick for more information.
Elmwood Correctional Facilities
in 2017 Trinity launched a jail ministries program working with CIC Ministries at Elmwood Correctional Facilities. On the third Sunday of the month our team does a prayer service for some of the women at Elmwood. If you are interested in joining our team please contact Rev. Elizabeth Riley. In February 2018 we will be doing a book drive for inmates at Elmwood.
Easter Basket Build (March 26, 2018)
Just before Easter, Trinity holds an Easter Basket Build. 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.
Rebuilding Together (April 28, 2018)
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. For more information please contact John Crevelt.
Learn more about Rebuilding Together: http://rebuildingtogether.org
Home and Hope (June 17 - July 1, 2018)
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. For more information please contact Jim Bramlett or Barbara Newton.
Redwood Family House
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. For more information please contact Jim Bramlett.
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. Learn more about Catherine's Center here:
New Creations Ministries
In 2017 Trinity's Family Ministries did service work with New Creations Home Ministries, a home for homeless teen mothers in Palo Alto. Trinity families provided childcare, dinner, and parenting support classes for the residences and local families in the community.