Vision for Trinity outreach
“Mission activated in the world through various outreach ministries, specifically through efforts to eradicate hunger and raise academic achievement in the immediate neighborhood of Trinity Church.” Outreach Ministries include the following: Dayspring Sunday Dinners, The Sunday Dinner, Community Outreach Grants, Magi Tree, The IPS Back to School Supplies Drive and School Uniforms Project, the Emergency Assistance Program, and Habitat for Humanity.
Also, within the oversight of Outreach Ministries is the management of the Trinity Outreach Center, which provides rental space at below market rates to the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and the Mid-North Food Pantry, and is the home of Trinity’s Sunday Dinner.
The Magi Tree: Trinity’s Magi Tree represents a partnership between Trinity Episcopal Church and a community organization or campus partner to designate Christmas gifts to that organization for their clientele. This year gifts were given to St. Nicholas Early Learning, Inc., and designated for Infants and children. Parishioners provided over 80 gifts to this cause.
Community Outreach Grants: Trinity awarded seven grants totaling $18,500 to nonprofit organizations that share a common mission and are in partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church. Those organizations and awards are as follows:
- Gleaners Mobile Pantry – $3,500 to underwrite the cost of two Mobile Food Pantry distributions for needy families in Trinity’s neighborhood. This grant funded the return of a favorite outreach program for many members of Trinity Church.
- Habitat for Humanity – $1,500 these funds were used to provide financial support to build a home in the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood.
- Mid-North Food Pantry – $3,000 to support the general operations of the food pantry.
- Project Home Indy, Inc. – $1,500 funds were used to provide financial support for the general op- erations of the home.
- Second Helpings, Inc. – $5,000 this grant supported the Hunger Relief Program of Second Help- ings, Inc., the program that provides the weekly entrée for Trinity’s Sunday Dinner.
- Sweet Dreams Project – $2,000 this was a crisis relief project to provide mattresses for children. This project was a partnership with St. John’s Episcopal Church, Speedway, to purchase 30 twin size mat- tresses and donate them to an IPS school.
- Way Cross Camp – $2,000 – These funds were used to provide scholarships for Trinity youth to attend Waycross Summer Camp and provide general support for Waycross Camp operations.