11/28/2022 by Christine Morris
One of the unique aspects of Trinity Logistics is our value of servant leadership. We believe it’s not just about what you accomplish, but who you lift up, who you make better, and how you give back. Trinity Logistics has always been heavily involved in our local communities throughout the years, so one year, we decided to streamline our efforts. In 2005, we formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization named the Trinity Foundation.
The Trinity Foundation is somewhat unique, as it’s entirely operated by Trinity Team Members. Trinity’s Team Members are passionate about serving others, and the Trinity Foundation strives to benefit causes they believe in. All community service and charitable giving from Trinity Logistics funnel through our non-profit organization, the Trinity Foundation.
While all Team Members have the opportunity to serve their time or make monetary donations to the Trinity Foundation, there is a subset group, or Board of Team Members, who organize the Trinity Foundation’s fundraising events and giving, which are fueled by the desire to better our local communities. These Team Members apply for a position and are voted in to serve two-year terms on the Trinity Foundation Board and Sub-Board.
Every organization has a powerful purpose, and our purpose is reflected through our three core focus areas that guide our efforts to continually improve the lives of others by serving and investing in our communities. Those core focus areas are;
This focus area is to encourage and aid in good health and wellness among our community members. This can involve efforts such as holding our annual 5K promoting movement and heart health or holding blood drives to support our medical community.
Youth leadership development supports aiding in the growth of leadership and building a future of strong community members by helping our youth and promoting continued education. This can include efforts such as building relationships with local schools and assisting in their needs, sponsoring camps, offering scholarships, or hosting leadership conferences.
Community necessities is a focus area in which we invest and donate to those in need. We aim to improve and strengthen our local communities through efforts such as monetary donations or sponsorships made to support local organizations, providing a monthly meal or much-needed goods to shelters, and providing gifts and necessities to families in need during the holiday season.
While we host many different events and fundraisers to support our core focus areas, we have several large efforts that we take part in annually.
Every November, we partner with the Food Bank of Delaware and Love Inc of Mid-Delmarva to provide Thanksgiving meals to our local community members in need.
We purchase boxes of non-perishable Thanksgiving-themed items from the Food Bank, Perdue donates roasting chickens, and our Team Members help pack the boxes and distribute them.
On average, we help 300 families a year.
Each year around the holidays, and with the help of Love Inc of Mid-Delmarva, we adopt families for our Team Members to shop for gifts for them. The adoptees are kept anonymous, and Team Members buy presents based on the wants and needs of family members.
In 2021, we adopted 23 families, and every child received a coat, a pair of shoes, outfits, and four to five toys.
This fundraising event started back in 2010 by a small gathering of runners to raise money for a worthwhile cause. In the early years, funds were raised for Tidalhealth’s cardiac rehabilitation efforts. In the past few years, we were presented with opportunities to help raise funds for family members of Trinity Logistics Team Members battling cancer.
Big Pink Volleyball is an annual fundraising event that we began in 2014 to raise funds for breast cancer charities. Trinity Team Members and any local participants can sign up to compete in a volleyball tournament as teams. But wait, there’s a fun catch! THE BIG PINK BALL. It’s a fun day for all.
This fundraising event started in 2005 and has remained our largest fundraising event each year since. Trinity Team Members and any local participants can sign up to compete in a golf tournament locally held at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, Delaware.
In 2021, we were able to raise $30,000 with funds going towards our efforts to continue our mission of improving lives by serving and investing in our communities.
One way we support our core focus area of Youth Leadership is through our annual Servant Leader Scholarships for graduating high school seniors. This scholarship aims to give young people – the leaders who will build and shape our communities while displaying Servant Leadership – every opportunity to be prepared for the future. This scholarship is one way we strive to engage youth in their communities to continuously improve their self-esteem, develop a sense of citizenship and an ethic of service, and become stronger leaders of our future. Recipients are chosen by a committee of Trinity Foundation members and are granted one scholarship to go towards their post-secondary school tuition.
All of Trinity’s Regional Service Centers are encouraged to take part in this non-profit organization and suggest or offer other community efforts that support our core focus areas. In addition to our main initiatives, we also accept donation requests and because of this, there is so much more that we do beyond these annual events. For example, the Trinity Foundation has helped local schools with supplies, packed and donated bags of essential supplies for the homeless, volunteered at homeless shelters, made and donated peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to local shelters, sent boxes of goodies to soldiers, and more.
Operation: Trinity cares is where the Trinity Foundation collects and sends boxes of goodies to those serving overseas during the holidays.
The Trinity Foundation hosting a blood drive.
The Trinity Foundation participating in Wreaths Across America.
The Trinity Foundation bought and collected donations of school supplies to fill backpacks to support our local schools. 0
To stay on top of what the Trinity Foundation has been up to lately, or to get involved, visit our Facebook page.
We place emphasis on the fact that our non-profit organization belongs to the entire company and is comprised of each and every Trinity Logistics Team Member. However, it doesn’t stop with our Team because we couldn’t do everything we do without our community supporters!
Each event and fundraiser’s purpose is to make a positive impact on our communities and help our friends and families locally. Many of our neighbors and corporate partners look forward to these opportunities to give back, and we have plenty of those available!
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Stay up to date on what the Trinity Foundation is currently working on and how you can get involved, whether that includes donating much needed items, signing up to participate, or becoming an event sponsor!
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