Making a Difference

Trinity Makes A Difference

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Trinity's Outreach Highlights through our social media campaign: Trinity Wheaton is Making a Difference (#TWisMAD). This section of our website is used to highlight charities that Trinity is helping to support each year.

Christmas Sharing of Wheaton Warrenville

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Christmas Sharing is an all-volunteer charitable organization run by a coalition of Wheaton and Warrenville, Illinois churches that provides assistance to families in need during the Christmas season. Families are assisted without regard to their religious affiliation and our goal is to make their holidays a little brighter. The area we serve lies within the geographic boundary of Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200.

Christmas Sharing volunteers collect food, gently used clothing, toys and cash from District 200 schools, local churches, scouting groups, libraries, civic groups, small businesses, corporations and individuals. In early December of each year, items are sorted and distributed from eight church locations, to families in need as identified by school social workers.

Our mission is one of simple compassion—to make Christmas a little more joyful for our neighbors in need.

Visit the Christmas Sharing of Wheaton Warrenville website to learn more about this program.

People's Resource Center

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People's Resource Center (PRC) community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources. Trinity Outreach volunteers services to PRC and collects food and sundries for the organization monthly. Over 30,000 DuPage residents rely on PRC services. To learn more about PRC, please visit their PRC Website.

Lawrence Hall

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Lawrence Hall is a community based service agency embracing at-risk youth and their families by instilling resilience, healing and changing lives for good. Lawrence Hall is Chicago's oldest social service agency. Trinity Outreach has selected this charity as one of its benefactors for 2016. Please visit the Lawrence Hall website to learn more about this program.

Magdalene House

Magdalene House Chicago is committed to sharing the mission of the community of Magdalene. That is by nurturing transformative, sustainable change for healing and freedom, Magdalene House Chicago stands in solidarity with women who have survived lives of trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness. Magdalene is a recovery program for women who have histories of substance abuse and prostitution. It was founded in 1996 by Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest and chaplain of St. Augustine's Church at Vanderbilt University.

The system of recovery practiced at Magdalene is based on the twelve steps and twelve traditions of Narcotics Anonymous. In addition to NA and counseling, the Magdalene program offers job and financial skills training to the women so that they may live productive lives free of criminal activity. An individual typically leaves the program after two years.

The Magdalene program requires that its participants find work after six months in recovery.

Magdalen House Chicago was invited by Trinity to give a presentation about the its mission for the Chicagoland area in 2016. Magdalene House Chicago is focusing its efforts on establishing a firm foundation within the region.