Our Local Missions
mission and presence has been felt by
people in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and the
surrounding communities. The Social Concerns
committee at Trinity oversees many of
these local ministries including the following:
Serving the Hungry
Our in-house pantry serves walk-in clients on an unrestricted basis. We typically provide food for 400-500 families each month. We also provide information about other resources available in our community to meet the needs of families in financial distress. Read more about our food pantry.
Friends of Flynn
Over the past few years, the financial need has grown among many students throughout Eau Claire. A substantial number of children receive free or reduced lunch and are unable to afford some of the basic items needed on a daily basis. Because of this need, Trinity has formed a partnership with Flynn Elementary School in Eau Claire to support students and teachers. Read more about Friends of Flynn.
The Community Table
Trinity helped establish The Community Table, our local soup kitchen, located at 320 Putnam Street. Volunteers serve a hot lunch the second Monday of each month to area families. For more information or to volunteer contact Dave or Sonia Becker at 833-1453 or by email.
In addition Trinity's Youth and Families serve at the Community several times a year. Additional opportunities to serve are also available.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Trinity hosts a community-wide Thanksgiving meal. This meal is open to anyone who might find themselves without any community on Thanksgiving Day. Trinity volunteers provide the food and serve the meal.
Serving the Homeless
The Sojourner house is Eau Claire's shelter for single adult men and women. Offering a safe, clean place, regardless of what their ambitions or hopes are, to sleep overnight; shower, clean their clothing, and have breakfast while ensuring our guest's personal dignity, respect and safety. Trinity supports the Sojourner House in our community. In addition, our quilters have donated many beautiful quilts as a special gift for the homeless.
View more information on the Sojourner House.
Interfaith Hospitality Network - Beacon House
With the incredible volunteer efforts of over 20 area faith based organizations, the Beacon House in downtown Eau Claire provides emergency shelter, meals, and hospitality to families and single pregnant women for up to 30 days. In 2010, 57 families received shelter including 101 children. 90% of these families left the Beacon house with stable housing. 72% left with stable employment. Trinity is proud to be a supporter of the Beacon House. Four times a year we serve by providing meals and acting as hosts to the guests. Itís a wonderful, rewarding opportunity to serve those in need in our community. If you would like more information, or would like to volunteer, please contact Roman or Diane Fritz at 715-835-5021 or email@example.com.
Additional Outreach Opportunities
Soles for Special Souls
Soles for Special Souls is our mission
project that reaches out to provide shoes
for children in our community for back-to-school.
K-mart in Eau Claire has partnered with
us in this endeavor. We collect donations
distribute vouchers for childrenís shoes
and boots to families in need. These children
will be able to select their shoes at
Kmart, and the discounted cost will be
billed back to Trinity. An average pair
of childrenís shoes costs $20.
Trinity has also partnered with the Bolton Refuge House to provide shoe vouchers to be used at the staff's discretion when the need arises.
Chippewa Valley Clinic
The mission of the Chippewa Valley Free
Clinic is to provide
healthcare to and advocacy
for the people of the
Chippewa Valley who have
no health care alternative.
The clinic is a safety net that provides much needed healthcare support to our
community, filling a gap for the uninsured, the under insured, the unemployed,
and the underemployed.
proud to partner with the clinic financially, and by meals and volunteers. See the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic website for more information.
Trinity hosts the Red Cross Bloodmobile semi-annually in early May and the Monday of Thanksgiving week in November. Anyone who is 17 years of age or older, in good health, and weighs over 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. Other opportunities to volunteer for bloodmobile include working as a reception host, a canteen host, or providing baked goods.
This ministry of caring creates quilts
that are distributed at local hospitals
and globally through Lutheran World Relief.
Trinity quilters invite you to join them
as they quilt and assemble health, sewing,
and school kits for Lutheran World Relief.
Contact Annice Reiman 832-2605 for more
of many people who knit is employed to
make Prayer Shawls for people who are
experiencing transitions in life from
giving birth, facing serious illness,
or grieving. If you knit, join this ministry.
Contact Cindy Beck for more information
Nursing Home Birthday Parties
Trinity volunteers host birthday parties at some of our area nursing homes in January, February and April. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks and friendship for the parties, bring residents from their room and sit with them at the party. Contact Ellen Dovre, Coordinator, at 831.6030 for more information.
Every spring and fall Trinity has adopted
the two mile stretch of Highway 37 south
east of the city. Join adults and kids
6th grade and older clean twice a year.