Lettire has been ingrained in the East Harlem Community and was established based on core principles of providing for families and individuals in need. Lettire has remained committed to these principles and has become more entrenched over the past 30 years by participating in the community’s development and growth.
East Harlem Community Involvement
Lakeview Apartments Christmas Donation – Over the past two years Lettire has donated toys to support the children of Lakeview Terrace, a NYCHA complex located on 5th Avenue between 106th and 107th Street.
Thanksgiving – For the past 3 years Lettire sponsored The East Harlem Cares Coalition Pre-Thanksgiving dinner which serves dinner to over 300 families in need at the Church of the Holy Rosary on East 119th Street. In addition to being a sponsor, Lettire employees volunteered their time to set-up, serve and clean up.
Children’s Aid Society and 26th Precinct Toy & Turkey Drive – Lettire sponsored a holiday event in 2009 and 2010 that donated toys for children and turkeys for the families of children participating in East Harlem Children’s Aid Society after school program. Representatives from the 26th Police Precinct as and local politicians were in attendance for the event.
Job Fair – Lettire participated in a local job fair held at the James Weldon Johnson Community Center and sponsored by Assemblyman Keith Wright. Elected officials appreciated Lettire’s presence as we were the only privately held business present.
At-Large Community Involvement
Sandy Food & Clothing Drive – Lettire employees and their families came together to provide both clothing and food and personally delivered to the Rockaways. We continue to explore ways to participate in the rebuilding of the hardest hit areas.
Building Skills NY – Launched by Building Skills NY in conjunction with Brooklyn Workforce Innovation and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, the program will teach residents how to build affordable housing in their communities. The program focus’s on teaching general construction trades and places students in an apprentice program with subcontractors upon graduation. Lettire Construction sits on the advisory board with other affordable housing contractors and developers.