We have a spiffy blue Trinity Center!
Thanks to a merry band of St. David's and neighbor volunteers, Trinity Center is freshly painted and beautiful. Saturday's Day of Service produced light blue walls and a sunny face to the room.
KVUE even came to the Center as part of a story about St. David's Day of Service. You can see the report, including a nice interview with one of our neighbors, here.
Next up in our spring cleaning will be a thorough scrubbing of the floors!
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Incorporated in 2000, Trinity Center grew from the concern of parishioners of St. David's Episcopal Church for people experiencing homelessness, their downtown “neighbors,” who were living in shelters and on the streets near the church. The center was founded by volunteers and is based on a model of action through volunteerism. Since its inception, Trinity Center has evolved from a Sunday-only ministry in borrowed space to a separately-incorporated 501(c)(3) organization that offers a variety of programs throughout the week.
|Irit Umani: Toward Humanity
By Michael Barnes
If Hollywood made a movie of Irit Umani’s life, Dame Judi Dench would play the Israeli-born Austinite.
The executive director of the Trinity Center, which helps the homeless downtown, shares with the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire the short, white hair, the creased brow and the alert eyes. Both employ warm, deep voices to convey fluent, carefully connected tho [ ... ]
|Barbara Jordan Celebration: A big success!|
On April 18th we gathered to celebrate Trinity Center and to raise contributions that enable Trinity Center to operate and grow. Board members, staff, interns, volunteers and a community of supporters, 200 people strong, enjoyed each other’s company, food and wine and the piano performance of our friend Roger Lambert.
We raised $60,000 during a short part of the evening, due to the generosity of our guests who raised “paddles” to supp [ ... ]