MISSION PROJECTS AT HOLY TRINITY:A BRIEF SYNOPSIS
1 – In cooperation with Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, we collect non perishable goods and household supplies to benefit the Valley Stream Food Pantry, located at 55 East Jamaica Avenue.
2 – We undertake the collection of new and gently used clothing for the United Veteran’s Beacon House, a non profit agency which caters to the social and economic needs of former service members and their families in the New York metropolitan area.
3 – Holy Trinity collects and distributes personal hygiene items throughout the year for long-term residents and inpatients at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Medical Center in Northport, N.Y.
4 – Our parish has also staged a series of Book Drives for the benefit of the V.A. community in Northport, N.Y.
5 – We maintain an ongoing commitment to the collection and distribution of pet food and general supplies to both the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, N.Y. and the Last Hope Animal Shelter in Wantagh, N.Y.
6 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at the end of October 2012, Holy Trinity served as a collection and distribution center of non- perishable goods and household supplies for the many people in the local region who were directly impacted by the storm.
7 – Also in response to the events surrounding Hurricane Sandy, Holy Trinity organized and planned a community blood drive in cooperation with the American Red Cross to address the donor shortage in the New York metropolitan area during November 2012.
8 – Back in October 2011, Holy Trinity organized an independent job fair, featuring 30 public and private sector employees operating in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
9 – In response to community input, Holy Trinity organized, in cooperation with Franklin Hospital and North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Systems in Valley Stream, a six part health care/wellness lecture series during September and October 2013.
10 – The parish holds an annual Supermarket Bingo event for the direct benefit of the Valley Stream Village Food Pantry.
11 – During the autumn of 2010 and 2011, Holy Trinity, in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity, supplied volunteers for the construction of new affordable family housing in the village of Hempstead, N.Y.
12 – Holy Trinity, in cooperation with the Long Island Mental Health Association, staged a special lecture and theatrical performance to address the topic of bullying at home, school and the workplace during June 2014.
13 – During the period between October 2013 and March 2014, Holy Trinity served as a host site for Project Hope, to offer social work outreach and financial assistance counseling for those still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
14 – As part of our Christmas initiative, Holy Trinity collects new and gently used winter coats on behalf of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters charity in the New York metropolitan area.
15 – Another part of our traditional Christmas outreach involves the collection and distribution of holiday wish list items for the long term residents of the Orzac Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Valley Stream, N.Y.
16 – Finally, our long standing holiday outreach efforts are highlighted with the collection of Christmas gifts for needy households in the local community through the Adopt A Family program.