Charity Spotlight: Friends of Trinity

Birdies #: 1844

Location: Rock Island, IL


Mission: Friends of Trinity's mission is to support UnityPoint Health - Trinity and the community through fundraising and service. 

Impact of charity on the community: 

  • Friends of Trinity (FOT) works to make an impact for patients, visitors, and staff at UnityPoint Health–Trinity through their Caring Community Projects.
  • In 2019, FOT funded more than $249,000 in grants impacting equipment, supplies, and education.
  • 20,000+ patients were visited last year by a Caring Canine team, which is an animal-assisted therapy program allowing therapy dogs to visit patients and family members to reduce stress and facilitate healing.
  • More than $20,000 in scholarships were awarded to students pursuing healthcare careers. 
  • The Caring Closet has new clothing for patients who need something to wear when discharged. In 2018, more than 3,950 items of clothing were distributed.
  • Friends of Trinity sponsors the hospital gift and floral shops, which were named the “Best Florist” in the 2016 QC Times’ Readers’ Choice Awards. 


July 5 - July 9

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