As you walk across Trinity’s campus, speak to members of Trinity’s faculty and staff, or spend time with any of Trinity’s students, the purpose of Trinity High School becomes clear. In addition to preparing students for further study after high school, we strive to form men of faith and men of character. Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, Trinity’s students personified that mission by walking the walk when it came to serving their community.
The individual numbers are impressive:
- This school year, Trinity students completed nearly 28,000 hours of community service.
- This school year, Trinity students donated more than $120,000 in money and the collection of goods.
- This school year, Trinity students served the following organizations:
- Abbey of Gethsemane, Active Day, Beacon House, Blankets of Hope Society, Broadway Cares, Catholic Charities, Catholic Community Center, Community Clubhouse, Dare to Care Food Bank, Festival of Faiths, Flaget Center, Hand in Hand Ministries, Healing Place, Home of the Innocents, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Just Creations, Kentucky Human Society, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, Kentucky School for the Blind, Kenyan Kids Foundation, Kid’s Cafe, Kling Center, Kosair Children’s Hospital, Kristy Love Foundation, Little Sisters of the Poor, Mayor’s Give-a-Day, Nazareth Home, New Directions Housing Corporation, Norton Breast Care Center, Operation Brightside, Operation Smile, Project Warm, Red Cross, Safe Place, Seeds of Change, Special Olympics of Kentucky, St. John’s Center, St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, St. Joseph Children’s Home, St. Mary’s Center, St. Matthew’s Area Ministries, Ulcerative Crones and Colitis Foundation, United Metro Way, Water With Blessing, WaterStep, Wayside Christian Mission and more …
The human impact of the almost 28,000 hours of community service and the more than $120,000 in donations and goods collected is immeasurable.
“Our call as Christians is to love and serve all people, but especially those on the margins. We have been able to do that through our student service hours, monetary donations and drives, and supply drives. We’ve been able to provide water filtration units in developing countries, build houses in Belize and Kenya, take supplies to hurricane victims in Florida, as well as help countless agencies in our own community,” says Trinity’s Assistant Campus Minister and Director of Service, Mr. Chris Luken.
He goes on to credit the entire Trinity team effort it takes to achieve these kind of successes in the realm of community service. “The whole Trinity community, people like Holly McGuire, Mike Budniak and Chad Waggoner, have been instrumental to these endeavors.”
Whether it’s building houses abroad in Belize and Kenya, or collecting Christmas gifts for families at Community Catholic here in our own community, Trinity students continue to showcase the spirit of service, faith and character.