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Meet Our Sneaky Sack-Lunch Angels!

By Diane Holloway
Communications & Volunteer Coordinator

Once a month, on a Sunday morning, 100 sack lunches magically appear in Trinity Center’s utility closet. These are not the kind of lunches that will spoil in a day or two. They are sacks of carefully chosen items that will survive in a homeless person’s backpack for a long time. Tucked into brown paper bags are crackers, tuna, juice, raisins and other tasty items.

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NCL volunteer Abbey reflects

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

Like a few other daughters from our wonderful National Charity League’s mother-daughter teams, Abbey Archer has spent a portion of her summers serving with us at Trinity Center during many of her formative years.

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More than basketball …

By Jason Palos
Thursday Volunteer

Writing this has been surprisingly daunting … basketball means so much to me. One, it’s a fun game, but more powerfully, and I feel this is true for the neighbors and myself, it reminds us of a different time in our lives.

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Lindsey bids farewell to our neighbors

By Lindsey Sermons
Operations Coordinator

For anyone who has not yet heard, today is the last day I will spend among you as a member of the Trinity Center staff. Over the next few months, I will travel a bit and spend lots of time with my friends and family in Austin before leaving their presence. At the end of August, I will move to Kuwait to serve as a high school counselor at an international school. I am hugely excited for my next adventure, but that doesn’t make my heart any less heavy at the thought of closing out this chapter in my life.

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2018 Barbara Jordan Celebration Soars!

Message From Board President Martha DeGrasse:

More people attending, more money raised, more fun had! Our 2018 Barbara Jordan was a spectacular celebration of “compassion in action,” as Executive Director Irit Umani’s address described. On April 24, we gathered in St. David’s Bethell Hall to raise money for our mission to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Austin’s downtown homeless neighbors. It was a truly spectacular event that will allow us to continue to be a loving community day center where hospitality and love are served to all.

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