While most kids want to spend their summer break relaxing and enjoying their free time, a group of students from Trinity is getting up early, working hard and serving the needy in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Pittsburgh boasts plenty of beautiful landmarks and also a large homeless population. Thousands of people have nowhere to live and no idea where their next meal will come from.
One organization, the Rainbow Kitchen, provides food for hungry children, struggling families, low-income elderly, the homeless, along with the unemployed and under-employed. Last year, Rainbow Kitchen provided more than 19,000 nutritious Kids Cafe meals to needy children in the area. as well as 18,000 hot breakfasts.
Trinity youth area serving in the area at Rainbow Kitchen. They are also helping at World Vision to unpack semi trucks loaded with clothes and furniture for the needy.
The kids have been running activities at a Boys and Girls Club Kids camp and interacting with the students who attend the camp. They have also helped a food pantry pack bags, stock shelves and distribute food.
While they have worked to Engage the World through their actions in Pittsburgh, they also have taken some time to explore the city and the fun things it has to offer. They have taken in dinner. fountains and even rode the Duquesne Incline to watch a sunset.
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From the sparkling three rivers that give Pittsburgh its edge to its landmark fountain at the point of it all, water brings life to the City of Bridges. Pittsburgh boasts the only state park in the country that’s located smack dab in the heart of a city. Newly renovated Point State Park—known to many locals simply as “The Point”—is a 36-acre green space right on the water’s edge, and it’s a perfect spot for recreation and relaxation after or during your week of service.
The people of Pittsburgh are looking forward to your arrival. We hope to see you there!