Dec 19th, 2022
More Than Packaging: Trinity Donates Over $2 Million to Charities
2022 has been a year for the books!
At Trinity, our goal is to be a true partner to our clients and provide them with quality packaging supplies at the best price and quickest lead time possible. And being a true partner means caring about causes that are close to the communities we serve.
Philanthropy is vitally important to our founder and CEO, Anthony Magaraci. This year, he has donated over $2 million to various charities across the United States!
We've gathered a list of the incredible organizations we've supported in 2022 that are making a difference in their communities. Learn more about Trinity's charitable giving, these groups, and the causes they support.
The American Heart Association
Finding a cure for heart disease is close to Magaraci's heart - literally. While he was in college, his grandmother experienced a heart attack. While she fully recovered, the close call left a lasting impact.
"My grandmother's heart attack was a wake-up call for not just me, but my entire family," Magaraci says. "I recognize how devastating heart diseases are on society, communities, and families. I'm proud to support the American Heart Association, whose tireless work has helped millions and will help millions more in the fight against heart disease and strokes.”
Katz Jewish Community Center
Located near Trinity's east coast headquarters in Voorhees, New Jersey, the Katz Jewish Community Center is South Jersey's premier Jewish social, cultural, recreational, and educational center.
This year, we donated to the Katz Jewish Community Center to help support their many award-winning programs, including:
- Their after-school programs
- Early childhood camps
- Health and wellness complex
PrimoHoagies and The Extended Hand Ministries
One of the most impactful partnerships we had this year was our commitment to providing $120,000 for veterans in need.
Four days a week, veterans can visit the Extended Hand Ministry for a hoagie and a hot meal. “The people receiving the hoagies are absolutely thrilled,” said Michael Gould, a longtime volunteer with The Extended Hand. “Word is spreading about the delicious sandwiches and we are starting to see more first-time clients.”
Magraci was not only drawn to helping veterans, but he was also interested in supporting a fellow small business owner. “It's a way to fight hunger, support our veterans, and help one person's small business,” Magaraci said. “It's a positive thing all around.”
Shelter Partnership's S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank
The Shelter Partnership has served the Los Angeles homeless community for over 30 years. In addition to providing essential supplies like diapers, socks, and facemasks, they upcycle products to prevent them from ending up in landfills.
Earlier this year, Trinity donated over $660,000 of PPE products to the Shelter Partnership's S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank, which distributes donated goods to homeless service agencies in the Los Angeles area.
Each year, over 23,000 teens age out of the foster care system with no support. Dream Makers aims to change that.
Dream Makers has a marketplace, Market 18, which gives foster youth an opportunity to create, market, and sell products to generate income and work experience. Trinity proudly donates all the packaging supplies Market 18 needs to help fulfill their orders.
The Raise Foundation
Since 1974, The Raise Foundation has worked hard to help end the cycle of child abuse in Orange County.
This year, Trinity was proud to sponsor their first-annual Hoops 4 Hope basketball tournament, which thanked first responders for their hard work in preventing child abuse and neglect.
Gloucester County NAACP Youth Council Backpack & School Supplies Donation
Supporting causes our employees care about is important to Magaraci. So, when our administrative assistant (and Gloucester County NAACP Youth Council chapter president), Dominique Banks, told us about the NAACP Youth Council's 6th Annual Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway, Trinity was thrilled to donate supplies!
This year's event was bigger than ever, and Trinity proudly donated school supplies and backpacks to help local kids start the school year successfully.
Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County
A member of Feeding America, the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County provides children, seniors, and working families with nutritious food. In 2021, they distributed food to nearly 490,000 per month. They even have their own farm where they grow seasonal fruits and vegetables!
We donated to our west coast headquarter's local Second Harvest Food Bank this giving season to help provide Orange County families with a meal for the holidays.
Cousins for a Cure
Every year, the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) works hard to help find a cure for mitochondrial disorders and supports affected individuals and their families.
Trinity donated to UMDF's sister organization, Cousins for a Cure, founded in honor of Sydney Breslow and Logan Aronson, two cousins diagnosed with mitochondrial diseases. We donated to their annual gala, which helps raise money for families and patients battling mitochondrial diseases.
Andersen Elementary Rock-a-Thon
What's more fun than a jog-a-thon? A rock-a-thon!
Not only did Trinity proudly donate to Andersen Elementary's annual themed jogathon, but Magaraci was there to personally cheer on his two favorite runners - his daughters!
Our Corporate Philanthropy Goals for 2023
Team Trinity is incredibly grateful for the communities we serve. We look forward to 2023 and connecting with more organizations doing amazing work to make the world a brighter place.