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Join Our Turkey Challenge

For the past six years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for Newark, the West Ward neighborhood and the over 1,000 families living at Georgia King Village, a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost 30 percent of Newark’s residents live below the US poverty threshold and 1 in 5 residents of Essex County are food insecure. This year we have partnered with the City of Newark and the…

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#InvestInGirls Leadership

#InvestInGirls Leadership

Hello #SuperFriend, Thank you for investing in the 2015 Super Camp Scholarship Fund! Thanks to your investment, GrassROOTS Community Foundation served 17 #SuperGirls and 5 Super Boys. Your investment helped us foster social action in girls, as evidenced by the success of #SuperGirl Marley’s #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. We could not have done that without you!    We still need your help. We invite you to double your give in this year’s Super Camp Scholarship Fund at www.gofundme.com/investingirls. Last year, we only hit 50%…

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Confident Girls Tee

Confident Girls Tee

GrassROOTS Super Camp is a summer leadership academy for girls of African ancestry. The Camp provides girls with leadership training and CONFIDENCE grounded in a sense of history and cultural understanding. We have produced these tee shirts to support our Super Camp Scholarship Fund.   SuperCamp Scholarship Fund   Each year GrassROOTS seeks to raise funds to support the work of SuperCamp. This wonderful and unique experience for girls of African descent is made possible through the generosity of GrassROOTS…

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End Of Year Fundraising Campaign

End of Year Fundraising Campaign

WHO: GrassROOTS Community Foundation #GivingTuesday/End of Year Fundraising Campaign   GOAL: To raise $10,000 to provide general operating support for GrassROOTS .   WHAT: #Giving Tuesday is an international movement that celebrates charitable activities at the start of the holiday season. #GivingTuesday begins on Tuesday, December 1st (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving). #GivingTuesday will be the kick off of GrassROOTS’ end of the year fundraising campaign.   WHEN: GrassROOTS will announce the campaign on November 27th via an electronic newsletter and…

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2015 Fundraising Campaign For After School Programs In Lingelbach Elementary School, Germantown PA

2015 Fundraising Campaign for After School Programs in Lingelbach Elementary School, Germantown PA

We at GrassROOTS are supporting the youth and families of Germantown. We are raising funds to develop and support afterschool wellness activities for  the Anna L. Lingelbach Elementary School in Germantown. In August 2014, there was a national outcry after it was revealed the school received only $160 in discretionary funding for the entire 2014-2015 school year. With a total student body of 400, spending equates to just 2.5 cents per pupil. The budget was to cover the costs of everything…

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2015 Super Camp Fundraiser Campaign

2015 Super Camp Fundraiser Campaign

Super Camp is a program of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) Seedlings & Leaves Initiatives. The camp admits up to 15 girls annually through a competitive process which includes application and interview. To be eligible, girls should be 7-14 years old; have at least one caregiver who identifies as black and live in Essex County, NJ. Your investment in a Super Camp girl is 100% Tax Deductible. Every $10 = 1 hour camp. Super Camp educates, protects and teaches black…

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Give Thanks 2014

Give Thanks 2014

GrassROOTS Give Thanks: Cocktail Fundraiser & Tribute Fundraising Goal: $20k Date: November 22, 2014 Time: 4-8pm Host:  Mona Scott Young Special Guests: Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, Mayor Ras Baraka, Michellene Davis Music: Enoch Smith Jr. jazz band & DJ Scotty Nevers Dress: COCKTAIL CHIC Supporters: MYX Fusion Moscato & City National Bank Photo Exhibit,  Hors D'oeuvres, Open Bar &  Valet service

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Super Camp Scholarship Fund

Invest in a black girl's leadership skills and well-being. $30K Fundraising Goal. We are raising funds to support our summer camp for girls of African ancestry. Super Camp is an innovative summer that teaches girls leadership skills and improves their well-being. Most children lose two months of learning during the summer. Super Camp makes improves learning by making learning fun. We teach children yoga, science, dance, math, and history. What We Need & What You Get We have raised $20K…

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