Christmas Stores at Dégagé and Family Promise

In-kind or financial donations are gifted by Trinity members to these organizations, which support hungry and homeless people in our community. Clients and their families are invited to ‘shop’ at the stores created, where items can be purchased at a very low price. These programs help to maintain clients’ dignity without making them dependent upon others.

Compassion International

Trinity members are given an opportunity to sponsor a child through this Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world.

Dégagé Ministries

This organization has been a safe, Christian alternative to the streets for those living in the Heartside area of Grand Rapids since 1967. Trinity has four teams of Volunteer Meal Servers that regularly help serve evening meals. Our members also have an opportunity to purchase $2 Panhandler Vouchers at Trinity to give to people who publicly ask for money. They can be used at Dégagé for many services for which there is a small fee such as a full meal, storage in a locker for a week, a haircut, a pair of warm socks, and much more. The small fees associated with these services encourage dignity and responsibility – a hand up instead of a hand out.

Fair Trade and SERRV

On the second Sunday of most months at Trinity, we have the opportunity to purchase and enjoy high-quality fairly traded items such as coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, snacks and artisan crafts from around the world.

Family Promise / Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

This non-profit strives to engage the faith community in ending homelessness in Grand Rapids. Trinity is one of many area congregations that provide shelter and meals for homeless families on site on a quarterly basis for a week at a time by combining safe and comfortable surroundings with the hospitality of volunteer hosts. Click here for more info.

God’s Kitchen

A noontime hot, nutritious meal is served daily at God’s Kitchen in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Seven days a week, volunteers from area churches (including a team of volunteers from Trinity), businesses and community organizations gather to prepare and serve lunch for those in need.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat builds safe, decent and affordable houses for qualified families using largely volunteer labor and donated materials. Trinity members periodically work as a group on Habitat Builds in Grand Rapids.

Holiday Meals

Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are purchased by Trinity members and personally delivered to families served by area pantries.

Lutheran World Relief Quilts

A small, but busy, group of Trinity women get together on a regular basis to make hundreds of beautiful quilts for distribution around the world wherever and whenever disaster strikes.

Operation Christmas Child

Trinity members are given the opportunity to fill shoeboxes with small toys and gifts for children for distribution around the world to help them experience the joy of Christmas and hear the good news of Jesus Christ.

Schools of Hope Tutoring Program

Volunteers are trained to work one-on-one with lower elementary students at local schools in an effort to improve their reading skills.

Souper Bowl Sunday

Money collected by Trinity’s youth on Super Bowl Sunday is donated to area food pantries.