The Freeport Trailer

Every human being has an equal, inherent worth and right to dignity.

CoLoKi Inc.
Owner and Operator of the Freeport Trailer

  • Community integration is an opportunity for the Freeport Trailer to cultivate positive perceptions of day laborers in the community.
    Community integration is an opportunity for the Freeport Trailer to cultivate positive perceptions of day laborers in the community.
  • "Every human being has an equal, inherent worth and right to dignity."
    "Every human being has an equal, inherent worth and right to dignity."
  • We have dedicated volunteers who teach our ESL classes. We empower the workers by helping them to improve their language skills to secure better employment.
    We have dedicated volunteers who teach our ESL classes. We empower the workers by helping them to improve their language skills to secure better employment.
  • The Freeport Trailer provides a safe place for the workers to gather.
    The Freeport Trailer provides a safe place for the workers to gather.
  • We partner with other local organizations to give back and support our community.
    We partner with other local organizations to give back and support our community.
  • Our workboot program provides the men with steel-toe boots which allows them to work without compromising their safety.
    Our workboot program provides the men with steel-toe boots which allows them to work without compromising their safety.
  • Everyone deserves compassion, love, and kindness.
    Everyone deserves compassion, love, and kindness.
  • Our volunteer cook program enables the men to take on a leadership role in the trailer.
    Our volunteer cook program enables the men to take on a leadership role in the trailer.
  • Our organic, community garden helps to improve the quality of the food served and helps us on the road to becoming more self-sufficient and less reliant on donations of food.
    Our organic, community garden helps to improve the quality of the food served and helps us on the road to becoming more self-sufficient and less reliant on donations of food.
  • We provide assistance in recouping unpaid wages and other abuses through our wage theft program.
    We provide assistance in recouping unpaid wages and other abuses through our wage theft program.
  • We hope to see you at our annual fundraiser in the spring!  Thank you for your support!
    We hope to see you at our annual fundraiser in the spring! Thank you for your support!
Community integration is an opportunity for the Freeport Trailer to cultivate positive perceptions of day laborers in the community.
Community integration is an opportunity for the Freeport Trailer to cultivate positive perceptions of day laborers in the community.

Our Mission

CoLoKi Inc., owner and operator of the Freeport Trailer, provides an accessible, safe place for low-wage workers and immigrants.  We provide basic needs and vital services in order to ease their daily struggle and make lasting improvements in their lives. We empower individuals while striving to foster positive integration into the community.

Our Vision

We aspire to live in a world where every human being has an equal, inherent worth and right to dignity.


What does CoLoKi mean? 

CoLoKi means: Compassion, Love, and Kindness

Our History

The Freeport Trailer was originally established, in 2002, by a group of passionate individuals and catholic charities.  It was opened as a hiring site that would provide a safer place for day laborers to connect with contractors, instead of congregating at Home Depot.  Eventually, the trailer closed in May of 2009.


Liz O'Shaughnessy founded the nonprofit organization, CoLoKi Inc.in order to reopen the trailer.  By February of 2010, the trailer was renovated and successfully re-opened. The organization is funded by non-governmental grants from foundations and individual donations.  It had originated as a hiring site for the community's day laborers but has grown to be much more. We now provide a hot meal every morning so that our area's low-wage workers, and those hoping to obtain work, are able to start their day with nutritious food.  We have also developed many other programs that help to improve their lives.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 6:00am - Noon 
 516-442-0955
CoLoKiinc@gmail.com
 

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