Giving in 2020 looks a little different. We are offering opportunities to donate to the Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Virtual Giving Tree. We are also hosting coffee sales for the St. Jean Baptiste Committee.
Thank you! We made our goal, and thanks to your generosity we will be providing Thanksgiving meals to Fr. McKenna Center, Hope and a Home, Housing Up, HT Migrant Families, and our custodial staff. If you would like to make a donation towards food insecurity (the need is only growing), please consider donating to our COVID-19 Relief Fund.
If you did sign up to provide a complete meal, the shopping list is below. Please bring your donation to Trinity Hall on Sunday, November 22 by 12pm.
Virtual Giving Tree
In “normal” times, parishioners provide over 1500 gifts to 10-13 organizations. COVID-19 makes achieving this annual goal a challenge. At this time we are working to fulfill the wish lists of the following organizations: Christ House, Fr. McKenna Center, Hope and a Home, Mary House, Spanish Catholic Center, and St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families. As the initial requests are fulfilled, we will continue to add names and “wishes.”
Please select an organization and follow the instructions for giving included on the sign-up genius or wish list. Some volunteer coordinators are receiving gifts at their homes, so do not be surprised if a home address of a parishioner is the shipping destination. If you would prefer to make a cash donation to our “North Pole,” you may do so through our virtual giving site or by mailing a check to Holy Trinity, Attn: Ashley Klick, with “Giving Tree #189” in the memo. These funds will be used to purchase gift cards for teens and adults and to fulfill any outstanding wish list items.
The mission of Christ House is to provide comprehensive and compassionate health care to sick, homeless persons in the District of Columbia, and to assist them in addressing critical issues to help break the cycle of homelessness. Items on the Giving Tree wish list include handheld razors and hand held radios and earbuds. Many items on the wish list!
Fr. McKenna Center
The Father McKenna Center is an independent 501(c)3 in the Ignatian Catholic tradition, steps from the US Capitol in Washington, DC. They serve men struggling with homelessness and families in Ward 6 dealing with food insecurity. Items on the Giving Tree list are for children and caregivers in Ward 6. Over 40 gifts still need to be purchased!
Hope and a Home
Hope and a Home’s mission is to empower low-income families with children in D.C. to create stable homes of their own and to make lasting changes in their lives. Items on the Giving Tree list are for members of the 25 families (children/teenagers) they currently serve. There is a sign up list for items that are not readily available on Amazon. There is also an Amazon wish list. All items should be shipped to Holy Trinity. Just added and many gifts are needed!
Mary House is a community-based transitional organization that provides housing and support services to low-income immigrant and refugee families. Items on the Giving Tree list are for children and teens. Once fulfilled, we will include adults. We did it- all gifts fulfilled!
Spanish Catholic Center
For more than 50 years, the Spanish Catholic Center has been offering medical and dental clinics, job training programs, English classes, a food pantry and case management services in four locations. The Spanish Catholic Center offers holistic services to immigrants from around the world. The multicultural staff of the Center speak more than eight different languages and have experience working with individuals from more than 72different cultural contexts.
We are grateful to the Holy Trinity School families who have committed to partnering with this organization. Additional items may be purchased through the North Pole Wish List.
St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families
St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families strengthens and supports families on their journey toward stability. Inspired by Catholic social teaching and Gospel values, St. Ann’s Center provides a nurturing community where families heal from the past, overcome barriers, and take hold of their future. Items on the Giving Tree are gifts for newborns, toddlers and mothers. Gift cards for the mothers may be purchased through monetary donations and gifts for children are available on the wish list. Only a few gifts remain!
Shop the North Pole! We have a North Pole wish list of items for our friends at Georgetown Ministry Center, The Northwest Center, and for supplemental items like books, mittens, and small toys for partners. Many gifts remain- sleeping bags needed for GMC!
Shopping with Amazon?
Did you know that your Amazon purchase can benefit our school and social justice community? All year long, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Each quarter the donation is split between the school and the social justice ministry. On your first visit, enter Holy Trinity School (Washington, DC) as your preferred charity. Then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. Thank you!