The holiday season is all about giving, not only to loved ones, but to our community and those less fortunate. At Trinity, we do just that through the Trinity Foundation, a 501 C3, non-profit organization made up of our Team Members. The Trinity Foundation works to improve people’s lives by serving and investing in our community to promote wellness, inspire giving, and influence future leaders. Coming up on the end of 2019, we wanted to share what the Trinity Foundation has done this year to give back.
Through events like Big Pink Volleyball, Trinity Golf Tournament, Heart & Sole 5k we were able to raise and donate:
$16,926.50 to Health & Wellness
$6,750.00 to Youth Leadership Development
$20,231.59 to Local Necessities
That is a total amount of $43,908.09 raised and donated in 2019.
Thanksgiving For All
In November, we take part in Thanksgiving For All, packing and delivering boxes of Thanksgiving meals for needy families. This year, team members packed and delivered 500 boxes of Thanksgiving dinners that included a turkey roaster and sides! That is double the amount from last year.
Individual families and organizations picked up a total of 454 boxes.
The local organizations we served this year were:
We sent the remaining 46 boxes to Delmarva Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is a network of Christian faith-based corporations intended to help teenagers, adults, and families with problems such as substance abuse or self-destructive behavior. They immediately turned the boxes around during their Saturday Community Food Pick Up.
In December, a Christmas Families tree is set up in the office. This tree has paper ornaments listing the wants or needs of “adopted” families. Those that could use a little help making their children’s Christmas merry and bright. Team Members select an ornament to buy a gift for a local child. Once we have all the gifts bought, we wrap the presents and deliver them to the families. This year we were able to send some holiday cheer to 54 children.
Finally, the Trinity Foundation would be nothing without our volunteers. Team members give what may be considered most precious to all, their time. Our total volunteer hours currently stand at 5104.95 hours amongst all seven of our office locations.
It’s one thing to work for a company that does well in business and grows. It’s an even bigger takeaway to work for a company that gives back to people and the community. Trinity Logistics is a company with a culture of improving people’s lives. Regardless of whether you’re a customer, a Team Member, or someone in the community.
With the end of the year comes a time for reflection. We take stock of where we came from and have a moment to think about where we are going, as we pursue the future with hope. May your new year be all that you hope for, and may it include love and friendship. From our family to yours, we wish you a joyous holiday season!
AUTHOR: Christine Griffith
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