Local congregations share hospitality (emergency shelter, meals & short-term housing)
with homeless families (and their children), to help those families achieve self-sufficiency.
Currently, 42 congregations help, 24 host 4 times/year. We sponsor an
interim shelter home at #8 Carter St. along with First Baptist.
Project Host Soup Kitchen (PHSK)
Meals served Sunday-Friday to anyone, no questions asked.
Churches volunteer to prepare & serve on Sundays. Trinity serves 6 times a year
Provides at-risk children with non-perishable food to take home over
the weekend. We currently package & deliver 148 backpacks to two local schools.
Provides safety & comfort for children hurt by abuse & neglect. Through
the Residential Program (Smith House), Supportive Community Services for Teens, Safe
Family Visits, & Comprehensive Assessment for Children & Families in Foster Care,
Pendleton Place strives to establish a community where children are safe, families are
strong and victims become whole again. We support Pendleton Place through OIAM &
volunteer time spent with the residents.
We support our neighbors (Sec 8 government housing) by providing a
meeting place every Thursday for the Mental Health Clients from the Tower. Our
volunteers provide a meal on the 1st Thursday of each month. We also provide a BasicCare
Toiletry Item Closet for the clients, as well as support for Towers East residents
United Ministry Food Collection (UM)
UM works with homeless men & women to meet basic needs with the goal of getting them
on track for long-term housing; financial assistance (utility & grocery bills); adult
education; assistance with job placement; community education. Food is collected at
Trinity on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month.
Food Collection during Lent & Advent
During Lent & Advent, Trinity collects extra food items to stock designated community
pantries. In the past, Triune has received Lenten food collection; AID Upstate has
received Advent food collections.
Meals on Wheels
Hot meals are provided M-F to community members in need. The
coordinator from Outreach acts as a Liaison between Trinity Volunteers & Meals on
Wheels Volunteer Coordinator (making the initial connection/contact).
Greenville Free Medical Clinic (GFMC)
Provides health care & wellness services at no charge to people who can’t pay for care &
those without insurance. The coordinator from Outreach acts as a Liaison between Trinity Volunteers & GFMC Volunteer Coordinator (making the initial connection/contact).
Tutoring in ESOL, basic math, reading & writing.
Trinity is a collection site for book donations for their fundraiser – The Really Good, Really
Big, Really Cheap Book Sale. Collection boxes usually placed in breezeway in June.
Literacy is responsible for collecting the books.
Held in the spring & the fall. Outreach Committee provides snacks.
Operation InAsMuch (OIAM)
A day of community service. Projects vary based on need in the community. Held in the
spring & fall.
Coincides with OIAM. Agencies to benefit determined based on need. SOS Thrift Store
accepts donations & gives GAIHN families voucher credit.
$3000 of our Outreach budget supports a Habitat Build. This is typically accomplished in
conjunction with Thrivent. Volunteers from Trinity help with the build as well as
provide food on certain days.
In the fall, determinations are made as to who will be placed on the tree. Collections take
place during Advent with delivery prior to Christmas.
Gifts of Hope
Alternative gift giving program through the SC Synod. Trinity participates during Advent.
Furman Lutheran Student Association (LSA)
Meets every Monday. Meal is provided by Trinity members & coordinated by Pastor
Setzler. The students make stockings for the children on our Sharing Tree each year.