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Engagement

Ongoing Engagement Opportunities

Agape Center

The Agape Community Youth and Family Center was started by Trinity in 1997 and serves children and families who live in the Bolton Road community. Although they live less than three miles from Trinity, the average income of Agape families is less than $23,000, and underemployment, crime, and poor housing are the defining characteristics of the community.

Agape works to end the cycle of generational poverty through education-based after school programming. Agape children attend Bolton Academy, E. Rivers Elementary, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School. 100% of the Agape high school students graduate (from a school with a 62% graduation rate), and 100% of Agape elementary students received passing grades during the 2015-16 school year. 

Make God’s Love Visible by Volunteering with Agape:

  • Be a Homework Buddy: Work with elementary or middle school children 1 hour per week and help them complete their homework and succeed in life.
  • Be a Reading Tutor: Participate in Cupp Reading Program training and work with elementary students 1 hour per week to help them master reading by third grade, when children learn to read rather than read to learn.
  • Provide and Serve Dinner: A key part of Agape’s program is to provide dinner to the students. All Agape students qualify for free or reduced lunch and live in a food desert with no nearby grocery store. Without Agape, many of the children would not eat dinner. Volunteer to bring dinner to the students. Bringing dinners is something you can do with younger children and is a great opportunity for mission for older children as well. We can recommend menus or you can purchase the dinners via a partnership with Publix and Costco.
  • Host Agape children during Thursday At The Table (TATT): Trinity hosts Agape children on Thursday nights during our Thursday At The Table Suppers. We need volunteers to sit and engage with the Agape children.
  • Assist with the Ragtime Seniors Program: Agape supports senior citizens who live in the Bolton Road community to help them stay connected and active. Volunteers provide lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays, donate prizes for bingo, and help with arts and crafts.

Contact:

Lesley Carroll: Agape Mission Co-chair lesleycarroll@comcast.net

 

Buckhead Christian Ministry

For more than 25 years, Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) has worked to prevent hunger and homelessness for local people facing life-changing events such as job loss, a reduction in work hours, or a medical problem.

Join in God's transformative work through BCM by:

  • Assisting in the BCM thriftique, which serves as a fundraiser for BCM, and, in addition, donates clothing and household items to families in need. You will assist customers and help people in need select clothing for interviews and everyday wear. Minimum time commitment is one three-hour shift per month.
  • Stocking and organizing the Food Pantry, which provides food staples to hungry families. Minimum time commitment is one three-hour shift per month.
  • Helping clients get the services they need by scheduling appointments, giving directions and providing service referrals. Minimum time commitment is one three-hour shift per month. 
  • Creating a warm and welcoming environment for BCM clients, many of whom are in desperate need of a smiling face. Minimum time commitment is one three-hour shift per month. 
  • Providing a listening ear for people in need and working with BCM staff to provide clients with food, clothing, new-worker support, and financial assistance. Minimum time commitment is two three-hour shifts per month. 
  • Filing, entering data, assisting with mailings and performing other administrative duties. This time commitment is flexible. 
  • Teaching clients to set a household budget, create and use bank accounts, and other basic skills for managing money. This enables families to move into apartments debt-free. No financial expertise is required, and the time commitment involves alternating weeks for six-month sessions. 

Contact:

Tiffany Banks - tiffanybanks@bcmatlanta.org - Volunteer & Church Relations Coordinator at BCM | (678) 399-8411

Buckhead Christian Ministries Volunteer Information Sheet

LIFESPAN Resources

LIFESPAN is a non-profit located on Trinity's campus that helps to sustain and enrich the lives of people 55 and older. Its programs provide opportunities for health, fellowship, and learning. There are numerous ways to assist at LIFESPAN, including driving seniors to medical appointments, and assisting in the Day Club.  

Contact:

Laurie Stokes, Executive Director | (404) 237-7307

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels Atlanta nourishes frail or homebound seniors who are unable to prepare or afford the nutrition they need due to extenuating circumstances such as disability or extreme poverty. No Atlanta area senior is hungry, cold, or forgotten. Proper nutrition empowers seniors to live fulfilling lives, and regular visits ensure that they are connected with their community.

Join in God's transformative work through Meals on Wheels Atlanta by: 

  • Delivering meals to home-bound seniors once a week. Shifts are available Monday through Friday mornings, and meals are picked up on Trinity's campus. 
  • Assisting in day programs for cognitively impaired seniors. 

Contact:

Marcy Clerveaux/mclerveaux@trinityatlanta.org OR (404) 495-8428

 

Refugee Resettlement

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. Trinity's Refugee Resettlement mission links the church to the diverse and global community within our city. You can read more about this opportunity by clicking here.

  • Donating gently used furniture and home goods to furnish an apartment. 
  • Transforming an empty apartment into a home for refugees who have recently moved to the Atlanta area.
  • Providing the families with assistance, and friendship during the transition into life and work in the city. 

Contact: 

Marcy Clerveaux| mclerveaux@trinityatlanta.org OR (404) 495-8428

 

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