Housing + Homeless

Clothing Donations

Contact:  Joe Barber, Director (joseph.barber@trincoll.edu)

Throughout the year the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement collects clothes from students, faculty, and staff on an ongoing basis as well as through events like Dump and Run.  These are then donated to local shelters.  In most cases, the men’s clothes are given to the Immaculate Conception Shelter and the women’s and children’s clothes go to Hartford Interval House, a domestic violence shelter. 

Habitat for Humanity

Contact: trinityhabitat@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. With this in mind, Trinity’s Habitat chapter will engage in building, education, and fundraising:

  • Monthly builds in the Hartford area that sends 5-15 students to work in partnership with other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.

  • Fundraising, including 50/50 raffles at sporting events, spare change drives, care packages, linen sales, 5K Habitrot race, and Valentines day gifts.

  • An Alternative Spring Break Trip to a fun location in a different state.

  • Weekly meetings on Sunday 7:30pm in the Community Service Office.