International Student Relief

Trinity’s international students face immediate and unique challenges as a result of the COVID-19 global health crisis. Will you join us in caring for them in this season?




Trinity International University has over 170 international students from nearly 40 countries, plus many families that live on campus or in close proximity. These students and their families come to Trinity because of their dedication to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and are willing to sacrifice in order to be further equipped to minister. Trinity is thankful for the richness they bring to our community.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Trinity has moved to remote instruction. It is uniquely difficult for the internationals because by federal law, they are not allowed to receive employment outside of their university campus. Most events and activities that international students work at, which fund their jobs, have been canceled due to the outbreak, leaving many out of work. To add to that, more than 30 families rely on weekly food donations brought to campus from food banks. With the current crisis, many of these donations are no longer available.

Trinity is seeking individuals and churches to partner with us in serving our students in need. We are seeking the donation of cash to cover food, rent, and basic expenses for the students with the greatest need, as well as re-employ a number of international students looking for work in temporary positions. If you prefer, we are accepting donations of groceries, and basic household items to be distributed to our international students and their families. 




How will funds donated be used?
Fifty percent (50%) of funds donated will be given directly to international students with the greatest need, in the form of cash, purchasing groceries, or covering the cost of housing. The remaining 50% of donations will be used to employ international students who have recently lost their jobs. All of the jobs being created are new and unbudgeted roles for Trinity.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
All cash donations are fully tax-deductible and will receive a mailed receipt.

Where can I send a check?
Checks can be made out to Trinity International University, with “COVID-19 International Student Relief” as the memo line. They can be sent to:

Trinity International University
Advancement and University Relations
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Groceries & Household Items Needed

Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015
Between: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Call 847.317.6400 upon arrival for exact drop location.
Groceries Needed:

  • Canned food (soup, fruits/veggies, etc.)
  • Cereals
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Nuts
  • Baking essentials (flour, sugar, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
Household Items:

  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Soap
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products
Questions? Or want more information?
Please contact Garrett Luck, 847.317.8118, or email [email protected]