Virtual Holiday Giving

 

Giving in 2021 still looks a little different. We are offering opportunities to donate to the Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Virtual Giving Tree. 

Thanksgiving Drive

Our goal is to provide meals for Fr. McKenna Center, Hope and a Home and Migrant Families. $40 purchases a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 4 that includes:

  • Frozen turkey
  • 1 16 oz. box instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 6 oz. packages stuffing mix 
  • 1 large can yams/sweet potatoes
  • 2 16 oz. cans green beans
  • 2 16 oz. cans corn
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • makings for a cake or pie for dessert
  • 1 reusable shopping bag

You may make a cash donation through our online site or mail a check to Holy Trinity, Attn: Social Justice, with “Thanksgiving Food Drive #187” in the memo.

 

 

Virtual Giving Tree

We are working to fulfill the wish lists of the following organizations: Christ House, Fr. McKenna Center, Hope and a Home, Kino Border Initiative, Mary House, Northwest Center, Sister Parish St. Jean Baptiste, Spanish Catholic Center, and St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families. 

Please select an organization and follow the instructions for giving included on the sign-up genius or wish list. If you would prefer to make a cash donation to our “North Pole,” you may do so through our online 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.

Christ House

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 digital alarm clocks and hand held radios and earbuds. These may be purchased on the North Pole Amazon Wish List. Shop Now

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 of families in Ward 6.

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 27 families (children/teenagers/adults) they currently serve.

Mary House

Mary House is a community-based transitional organization that provides housing and support services to low-income immigrant and refugee families. Please sign up to purchase gifts. They may be dropped off at the church or shipped. Sign Up.

Northwest Center

The Northwest Center seeks to promote the dignity of women and a respect for all human life. They seek to accomplish this goal by offering the loving support and comprehensive aid necessary to enable all women to continue their pregnancies, deliver healthy babies, and adequately care for themselves and their children. We are supporting seven families. You may sign up through our Virtual Tag site or shop the North Pole Amazon Wish List.

Sister Parish St. Jean Baptiste

Haiti has suffered widespread destruction from a series of disasters--a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake in August 2021, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and a catastrophic earthquake in 2010. These calamities have severely impacted our sister parish in Anse d’Hainault, on Haiti’s rural southwestern coast. Holy Trinity has been making a difference in the lives of Anse d'Hainault's children so that they can lead purposeful and faith-filled lives. We have been integral to rebuilding the parish school, sponsoring students pursuing post-secondary studies, creating a library, providing a solar electrical system and a computer lab for the school, installing two wells, and creating an agricultural mill. Please help Holy Trinity's St. Jean Baptiste Committee by participating in its Giving Tree toy drive for children Christmas 2022. (Note due to the shipping challenges we collect gifts for the following year!)  Shop the Amazon Wish List 

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 72 different cultural contexts.

We are grateful to the Holy Trinity School families who have committed to partnering with this organization.

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.

North Pole

Shop the North Pole! We have a North Pole wish list of items for our friends at Georgetown Ministry Center, Kino Border Initiative  and for supplemental items like books, mittens, and toys for partners. Shop 

 

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!