Trinity Church Turkey Trot is a wonderful event and a great way to prepare for the feast that follows. It has become a tradition in many Princeton households. Last year we raised a record-breaking $25,300 and introduced several improvements such as early packet pick-up and D-tag timing. These enhancements have helped to streamline the process and make the event an even more enjoyable experience!
Each year proceeds from the event support local organizations: The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, Urban Promise - Trenton, Housing initiatives of Princeton (HIP), and this year we are pleased to welcome Trenton Children's Chorus.
Last year our non-perishable food drive for the Crisis Ministry food pantry was a huge success, so we’re doing it again this year! Look for the Crisis Ministry van parked near the registration tables and drop off your heart healthy items that are low in sodium and sugar. Click here for a guide to donating food.
Crisis Ministry strives to achieve stability for neighbors in need through Hunger Prevention where food is provided to more than 1,300 Trenton area households and more than 200 Princeton area households each month; Homelessness Prevention through timely, caring financial assistance for emergencies, including back rent, mortgage, security deposits, and utilities; and Workforce Development by providing an on-the-job setting in which a rotation of up to 40 clients per year develop skills in customer service, product presentation, and teamwork for retail employment readiness.UrbanPromise - Trenton – http://www.urbanpromisetrenton.org
Since 1988, UrbanPromise has successfully provided thousands of inner-city children with an alternative to drugs, gangs, substandard education and hopelessness by hosting summer camps and after-school programs. They focus on development of relationships that equip children and teens with the life management skills, discipline, sense of responsibility and leadership essential for positive development in the face of daunting environmental challenges. Beginning in the city of Camden, NJ, these highly effective programs have now branched out to other cities in the US as well as Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, Copan Ruinas, Honduras and Malawi, Africa. Now, we are thrilled to participate in the launch of a new UrbanPromise site, as we help to provide the same kind of dynamic summer camp and after-school program experiences to the children of nearby Trenton.Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) – http://www.housinginitiativesofprinceton.org
Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) provides transitional housing for 12-24 months to low-income working individuals and families in our community who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness. In addition to housing, HIP supports its clients by providing a professional case manager to assist their efforts toward self-sufficiency. Supportive services are tailored to the client’s individual needs and include assistance with budgeting, referral for credit counseling, assessment of job skills and educational needs, assistance with job search activities and locating permanent housing they can afford.Trenton Children's Chorus – http://www.trentonchildrenschorus.org
Trenton Children's Chorus is an after school program that offers choral music education and performance opportunities for underserved children in grades K-12. TCC serves as a vehicle for character development of the whole child and provides an opportunity to expand social and cultural horizons outside of Trenton. Enrichment includes a healthy snack, tutoring and homework assistance, SAT and college application help, financial support for music lessons and summer camps, and scholarships for private secondary school and college.
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