Local missions / Community Outreach

Below is a list of Trinity's local mission partners and links to their websites. 

For a brief overview of monthly opportunities to serve through Trinity go here.

  • Sandwiches on sunday (s.o.s.)

    On the second Sunday of the month, Trinity makes 100 bag lunches, and serves them to the hungry in Redwood City. The people served are from all walks of life; they share the reality of not being able to make ends meet.

     

    You can help: Volunteers are needed to help make the lunches in Trinity’s kitchen before our Sunday service, and/or pass out lunches at the Fair Oaks Community Center at noon, or cleaning up afterwards. Call Debby Brown (650) 365-6467.

  • Street life ministries

    Five nights a week Street Life Ministries holds a church service and provides a hot dinner to anyone who comes to their Redwood City, Menlo Park, or Palo Alto outdoor locations (location is determined by the night of week). Trinity organizes the meal for the Redwood City location on the third Monday of the month. (www.streetlifeministries.org)

     

    You can help: Sign up to cook part of the meal on one of Trinity’s Monday nights, deliver meals using Street Life’s food van, or serve the meal and participate in the church service. For more info contact one of the Helping the Hungry Deacons: Steve Wallace, Peter Schuurmans or Christian Halden. Christian can be reached at (650) 773-9603. You can also contact David Shearin, Executive Director of Street Life Ministries, at (650) 241-8865.


  • saint Francis / siena center

    St. Francis Center’s motto is Compassion not Judgment. It serves needy families in the Redwood City area by providing the essential services needed by these "working poor": food, clothing, housing, and education. Siena’s after school and summer programs provide academic & enrichment programs, sports activities, mentorship, leadership classes, and other programs which empower 10 to 24 year olds. Young people learn they have choices and  that they can break the cycle of poverty and gang involvement.

    (www.stfrancisrwc.org)  (www.sienayc.org)

     

    You can help: St. Francis Center is always in need of canned food and gently used clothing. Donations may be left in the atrium in the St. Francis bin. Volunteers are also needed to sort clothing, pack food, and tutor adults. Visit St. Francis' website for ways to volunteer or donate. For information call Sister Christina at St. Francis Center (650) 365-7829.

  • help one child

    Help One Child is a Christian ministry that finds homes and helpers for foster children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Their mission is to recruit, train, and support married couples or single adults willing to provide a home for foster children or volunteer support services. (www.helponechild.org)

     

    You can help: When someone at Trinity decides to care for a child, we support that family through babysitting, encouragement, and prayer. Call Carrie DuBois (650) 766-9069.

  • redwood high school

    Redwood High School is the continuation high school for the Sequoia Union High School District. It serves about 500 students, 80% of whom are Hispanic, with many English language learners. Because Redwood does not have a formal PTA, Trinity comes alongside the school to help fill that role. We work with the teachers and staff, seeking to serve where they have a need: providing volunteers in classrooms, hosting special events, providing snacks bi-monthly for hungry students, hosting teacher appreciation events and a holiday party for students, as well as meeting other needs as they arise. (www.redwoodhs.org)

     

    You can help: Watch for bulletin announcements of various events.

  • hope house

    Service League of San Mateo County's Hope House is an intensive substance use disorder (SUD) program for women and their infants. Their goal is to individually assist each woman to live a clean and sober life without having to reincarcerate or live on the streets. The program ranges from approximately 3 months or longer, to 11 months for those that are pregnant. Graduates, who follow their discharge plans, have up to a 75% success rate. The program provides a focus on positive communication, healthy living and nutrition, mood management, SUD education, relapse prevention, 12-step work, and many other supportive services to prepare for life after treatment. Hope House also focuses on reunification of mothers with their children.

    (www.serviceleague.org)


    You can help: Donate school supplies like binders, paper, pens, pencils, highlighters and scissors. Brushes, combs, and clear water bottles are also appreciated. Donations may be left in Trinity’s atrium in the Hope House bin. Be a mentor for a woman twice monthly for 1 hour, provide client transportation to/from appointments, provide fitness and educational classes, and help with special projects. Contact Trinity rep Naomi Kitajima at (650) 595-8987, or call Service League Executive Director Karen Francone, (650) 364-4664 x 118.


  • second harvest

    food bank

    Second Harvest provides food to 450 non-profit agencies and distribution sites throughout the Bay Area (including St. Francis Center, Redwood High School, LUEC, and Puente). The food bank relies on monetary donations and collects surplus food from growers, packers, grocers, and manufacturers. We have the ability to enable struggling families to provide nutritious meals to their families.  (www.2ndharvest.net)

     

    You can help: Trinity sponsors monetary donation drives a couple times a year. Donations can also be made directly to Second Harvest through their website. $25 provides 50 nutritious meals.


  • Sequoia Village

    The Village provides membership-based support services and community connections which allow aging adults to live independently in their homes.  Volunteers drive village members to all sorts of appointments, grocery stores, even haircuts.  

    (www.sequoiavillage.org)


     FISH Rider, not a membership-based service, provides rides to medical appointments for residents of Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood City. To request a ride, call (650) 593-1288 and leave a message with your name, phone number, address, and the date and time of your medical appointment. 


    You can help: Volunteers are needed for minor home repairs, driving village members, running errands, and technical assistance. Contact Trinity rep Patrick Brown at (650) 464-6908 or call Villages of San Mateo County (650) 260-4569. 


  • Puente Ministries

    Puente’s mission for the past 25 years has been to provide people in their rural, isolated South Coast communities with the opportunities and support they need in order to thrive.  As the region’s only Community Resource Center, Puente serves the communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. They advocate for their communities, leverage resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and promote health and wellness. Puente supports local leaders and works with their neighbors to create solutions for their diverse communities. They are the sole provider of vital programs and services to more than one-third of the region’s farm workers and their families. Deeply embedded in the life of the community, Puente is seen as a safe and trusted organization. (www.mypuente.org)


    You can help: Monetary donations made directly to Puente are best. When specific items are needed, they will be announced in Trinity's email blast. For more information, contact Trinity rep Mike Garoutte at (650) 867-5717, or Puente Program Director Arlae Alston, (650) 262-4351.


  • Latinos Unidos en Cristo

    Based out of First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, Latinos Unidos en Cristo (LUEC) is a congregation of around 140 people. Sunday worship is conducted in Spanish. Since 2003 Trinity has supported LUEC financially, but is not currently involved in outreach activities.

     

    You can help: Contact Trinity rep Mike Garoutte at (650) 867-5717 or LUEC's Rev. Dr. Jorge Abdala at (650) 347-6248.


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