Trinity Oaks Launches New Kids Program in 2017

 

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Trinity Oaks
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Douglas Grant is a former middle school teacher and counselor with nearly 30 years of experience. Beyond his role as a teacher, Douglas “Doug” Grant volunteers with Trinity Oaks, a Texas-based nonprofit organization that provides hunting and fishing programming and donates meat to food pantries and homeless shelters throughout the state.

Since 2007, Trinity Oaks’ programs have helped over 3,400 people experience the thrill of hunting. The nonprofit primarily supports military veterans and underprivileged youth. One of its recently implemented programs, StarKids, provides outdoor programming for children of deceased combat veterans and first responders. The free program, available to boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18, began in the spring of 2017. Each child is partnered with a member of the agency to which his or her deceased parent belonged. Both the child and the mentor become hunter safety certified and, along with other child-mentor partners, participate in a deer or hog hunt.

The goal of the program is to help children deal with the grieving process while also forging a lasting mentor relationship with a professional who has responsibilities and life experiences similar to their parent.

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Trinity Oaks – Redistributing Game Meat to Feed Texan Families

 

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A former teacher and counselor, Douglas (Doug) Grant worked in San Antonio, Texas, schools for more than 20 years. Currently applying his experience as a teacher to his work in the mental health field, Douglas Grant enjoys supporting local charities, including Trinity Oaks.

Trinity Oaks allows game hunters and nature enthusiasts to give back to their community by spending time in the great outdoors. Its programs use hunting and fishing as tools to help young people, veterans, and people in need.

The organization’s meat processing and distribution program allows hunters to donate the meat from game animals they procure. Trinity Oaks picks up large donations, whether they are already frozen cuts of meat or whole game animals.

Trinity Oaks workers process donated game in their commercial-grade kitchen. The resulting cuts of meat are sent to area shelters, kitchens, and other places where it can be used to feed families in need. This service supplies 1,150 meals every day, or 9,000 pounds of meat each month.