Goods Collections

Trinity sponsors goods collections throughout the year and for special disaster needs.

 

Monthly Goods Collection

DontShopAlone.jpgThroughout the year, Trinity collects non-perishable food items and personal care items not covered by food stamps for the pantries of area social service agencies in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, designated to one agency each month. Permanent baskets are at both entrances to the sanctuary to accept your donations.

 

Catholic Social Services Emergency Food Program on Ann Arbor’s north side is the destination for our November goods collection. They report that demand now is higher even than last year’s and they are ‘low on everything.’ A general list of nonperishable food in unbreakable containers outlines their needs: cereal, pasta and pasta sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, canned stews, meat, chicken or fish, peanut butter, and boxed goods such as potato dishes or tuna helper. Personal care items like bar soap and also dish-washing liquid are also requested. In this season when we celebrate abundance it is especially appropriate to “remember the poor” as we are sent to do at the close of worship. Don't shop alone! Collection baskets are by the entrances to the worship space and available throughout the month. Final collection will be November 30th. Let it be bounteous!

 

 

Mitten Tree

Our bare Christmas tree gets filled with donated mittens and winter caps each December to help keep area kids warm who cannot afford to purchase winter gear. Through the Delonis Center and the Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization (HERO), mittens and hats are distributed through various agencies across our county.

 

Trinity Giving Tree

Trinity's giving tree is displayed during the month of December and is filled with ornaments that have attached cards.  Each card provides a description and gift card need for an underpriviledged family or child in our local community who are being served by the Peace Neighborhood Center. Congregation members purchase gift cards for a designated amount from a specified local retail store. Those who contribute are encouraged to take the ornament home, as a remembrance of the person they have helped. Contact Pam Watson for more information.

 

Rotating Shelter and Alpha House Collections

Each year Trinity opens its doors for a week of hosting the overflow of homeless men from the Delonis Center. Volunteers stay overnight and providing snacks, clothing and friendshipin a warm indoor haven away from the winter elements. Volunteers drive the men each evening from Delonis to Trinity, and each morning, to St. Andrew's for breafast. Contact Joyce Stein or Sandy Schmoker.