Donations at work
April 21, 2017
GOTLE currently serves low income residents residing in Coogan Terrace, a public housing development in Melvindale, MI. An estimated half of those we serve are literacy challenged. Many move into housing without basic needs such as a bed, sofa or dishes. Most rely on food stamps to augment their income, leaving them food insecure early in the month. To assist, GOTLE provides free nutritious meals twice a month, usually serving upwards of 50 people at each event. It is our goal to continue providing services more frequently with an extension to the greater community.
GOTLE also runs a thrift shop, called Nora's Closet to provide new and gently used clothing, household goods, personal hygiene items and small furniture to low income households at deeply discounted prices.
We recently created a computer lab within the library of Coogan Terrace. Because so many portals for services are accessed through electronic means, many low income households are limited by a lack of access to these resources. Computer classes will be held with resident and community volunteers assisting.
Partnerships with other non-profits are being sought to leverage resources for education, job training and other enrichment activities.