TRINITY PLACE SHELTER RENOVATION PROJECT
An on-going, long-term initiative of The Colors of Love is our integral involvement with the renovation project currently nearing completion at Trinity Place Shelter (a non-sectarian, 10 bed residence that offers up to 18 months of transitional housing to homeless LGBTQ+ youth). Having offered unwavering commitment, here are a few examples of how a community has come together to support young people in need - facilitated by The Colors of Love
Upon learning the news of a city mandated renovation to the entire building that houses Trinity Place Shelter, we asked Executive Director Wendy Kaplan what we could do to facilitate an easy transition for the residents before, during, and after the renovation. She informed us that finding affordable storage was proving to be difficult.
Colors of Love corporate partner American Christmas would not only be happy to supply safe storage at no cost, but went on to provide a moving crew and a truck at both ends of the journey as to make Move Out and Move In day as easy as could be for the residents. This single act of kindness would be the first of many to follow!
Our deepest appreciation to American Christmas for their gesture of kindness!
The Colors of Love Inaugural Telethon would be the first opportunity for our donors to become involved with the renovation project. We posted an Amazon Wish List of various items that would turn the church basement shelter into a place the residents could call home. The overwhelming response from our donors has insured that each resident will be the recipient of all new bedding and bath linens.
Heartfelt thanks to our donors for making our first telethon a HUGE SUCCESS!
HEARTS of HOPE
The debut of our Informational Resources Table brought with it an opportunity to bring people together through selfless acts of kindness.
Visitors to our booth were asked to fill in a blank heart with a positive or uplifting message for a young LGBTQ+ person living in a shelter and leave that note on one of the boards provided. Those boards will eventually become part of the wall art displayed in Trinity Place Shelter's Recreation Room. The notes can be taken by the residents whenever they need their spirits lifted or a positive reminder that they are loved.