Philanthropic and charitable activities are an important part of the GTS culture. Our relocation to Detroit's historic Corktown in 2014 increased opportunities for community involvement and connect us more directly to Detroit's economic renewal.
The GTS Annual Open House always consists of a sizable charity donation to a nonprofit. For many years, we have presented a check to Camp Casey, a nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer and rare blood disorders.
In 2016, we launched our Annual Hope for the Holidays. We collect clothing, toys and canned food and then donate the goods to local charity partners for families in need during the holidays.
GTS employees are also involved in our giving by choosing a worthy charity for a company contribution. In 2020, our team chose Shriners Hospitals for Children, Code of Vets, M.I.C.H.A.E.L Organization, Forgotten Harvest, and Haven House.
During the pandemic, GTS focused on supporting local businesses and organizations. We have been purchasing groceries from a local business and donating them to the local food bank on a regular basis. In addition, we have purchased gift cards from local businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.
Our charitable support has included:
- Animal Welfare Society
- Boys and Girls Club of Michigan
- Camp Casey
- Clark Park Coalition
- Corktown Neighborhood Association
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Detroit Achievement Academy
- The Empowerment Plan
- Forgotten Harvest
- Friends School
- Frozen Fish Fiasco
- Gleaner's Food Bank
- Little Free Libraries
- Make-a-Wish Foundation
- Michigan Humane Society
- Most Holy Trinity School - Corktown
- Neighborhood Service Organization
- Penrickton Center
- Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Centers
- THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund)
- Volunteers of America-Michigan
- Wounded Warrior Project