By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet
The following is an excerpt from the Giving the Gift of Love (GTGOL) organzation.
“The Rockaway-based non-profit ‘Giving the Gift of Love’ began in 2011 and was created by young people to serve and give back to the community.”
According to its website, GTGOL has held well over 20 charitable events and givaways throughout Rockaway and Marksville, Louisiana.
On Thanksgiving, the organization provided food to residents of the Beach 40th Street Housing complex. Although the objective was to provide a hearty meal for family members and their friends, emphasis was also placed on creating an atmosphere of appreciation, love and, most importantly, gratitude.
GTGOL has been serving to the families of the 40th Street Houses since the day they’ve started. The organization has a proven track record across Far Rockaway in providing consistent, and valuable services to needy families across the Rockaways.
Residents were invited to 433-A Beach 40th Street, which is commonly referred to as “The Red Building”, from 12p.m. to 3p.m. to usher in the holiday season.
GTGOL also delivered plates of food and water to home-bound residents, and many of them were overjoyed when they received the meals and shared them with their families.