Charities we support
We believe that it is a vital part of our role as a church to show God’s love for all by supporting those in need. Here at Holy Trinity we support a number of charities in various different ways.
Some charities receive our support every year. In addition to these, each year we choose an extra charity to focus on.
Charities we support every year
Christian Aid is..
“a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.”
Each year, in common with many churches we support Christian Aid week by delivering envelopes to homes in central Sutton Coldfield and collecting their offerings.
The Children’s Society
“We are a social justice organisation, and we are founded on and driven by our Christian values.”
The charity supports disadvantaged children in the UK.
We support the Children’s Society each year through a collection from our Christingle service, and through individual members of church keeping small change collection boxes at home.
Sutton Coldfield Food Bank
We support the food bank run by our friends and neighbours in the Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church.
Week by week throughout the year members of the congregation and users of the Trinity Centre drop food donations in with us. These are then taken down to the Baptist Church for distribution to those in need of this service.
When we hold our Harvest Festival in September we ask people to bring food donations suitable for the Food Bank so that our gifts can be used in the best and most appropriate way.
Action for Children at Birmingham Community Children’s Centre
Every year, just before Christmas we hold what we call the ‘Toy Service’. It’s an all age service, where we have many children and young people attending. We ask people to bring gifts of new toys, suitable for children of all ages. These are then given to Action for Children @ Birmingham Community Children’s Centre in Winson Green, who distribute them to local children who wouldn’t otherwise have much as Christmas.
In this way we encourage our young people, and indeed the whole congregation, to remember those who have little in this season of gift-giving.
Charities chosen for support in 2020
Each year we choose a charity to receive support . We support this charity through social and fundraising events, and from collections taken at church weddings.
This year we are supporting :
St Basil’s is a charity helping homeless people in Birmingham.They have a particular focus on helping younger people who find themselves in difficulties.
St Basil’s says:
“Every year over 1500 young people are housed in our 35 supported accommodation schemes, which for some young people includes their young children as well. We have a range of prevention, accommodation, support, employability and engagement services to help young people regain the stability they need to rebuild their lives, gain skills, confidence and employment and move on. The aim is to help them successfully break the ‘cycle of homelessness’ so that they can go on to experience a bright, fulfilling future and never return to a state where they are at risk of homelessness again.”
You can find out more from their website, https://stbasils.org.uk/
Charities supported in previous years
2019 Midlands Air Ambulance
2018 Mission Aviation Fellowship and Acorns Children’s Hospice
2017 Acacia Family Support and Malawi (Diocesan link diocese)
2016 British Heart Foundation
2015 Cancer support