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2019 Turkey Drive Challenge begins

For the past nine years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for families in need. This year, GrassROOTS will host #GiveThanks Turkey Giveaway events in Newark, New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia.   Our New Jersey giving will go to residents of Newark. This includes students at Central High School and residents of Georgia King Village (GKV) in the West Ward of Newark.  GKV is a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost…

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End Period Poverty in Newark NJ

Girls in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they are a girl. Thirty-seven states tax girls and women for period products.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful financial burdens. The consequences of which can impede their educational achievements. The effects are compounded for those…

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End Period Poverty in Ghana

The work contributes. October 12-17 we continue the work to help #endperiodpoverty.   SuperGirl Ambassador Amina Anekwe will lead this initiative. We will visit four schools and donate 2500 sanitary napkins.   Each girl will get up to 3 months supply of resources including a book from SuperGirl Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign.   Mrs. Alberta Ekar made each of the 500 reusable bags for the girls.     Also joining the trip is GrassROOTS President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias and…

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Support #WhatOrphansWant

Join SuperGirl Olivia in granting the wishes of children in Haiti. Using the power of song, we are raising funds to help children in Haiti.   About this Event There are more than 32,000 orphaned youth living in Haiti, more than anywhere in North America, do not always get what they wish. Most of these children became orphans after the 2010 earthquake, placed in orphanages by their parents to keep them alive. Others are in orphanages because their family members…

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End Period Poverty in Jamaica

On April 15, GrassROOTS Community Foundation President and Board member along with SuperGirls Amina and Marley Dias  will travel to Jamaica to deliver sanitary napkins to Montego Bay High School. This trip is a part of of GCF’s ongoing efforts to end period poverty.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful…

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Annual SuperCamp and SuperGirls Society Scholarship Drive

Join GrassROOTS’ Annual SuperGirls Society Scholarship Drive to support our work of training black girl leaders in New Jersey & Philadelphia. Your generous donations make this work possible. Thank you for investing in the leaders of tomorrow TODAY!   SuperCamp: Summer Intensive Leadership Training Experience For the past 9 years, GrassROOTS Community Foundation has trained 60+ black girls at SuperCamp, the summer intensive leadership training program where our SuperGirls learn the foundation of becoming changemakers.     SuperCamp started with…

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Help Us End Period Poverty

Girls in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they are a girl. Thirty-seven states tax girls and women for period products.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful financial burdens. The consequences of which can impede their educational achievements. The effects are compounded for those…

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2018 Turkey Challenge begins

For the past eight 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. In previous years we have partnered with the City of Newark and…

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Invest in Black Girls Leadership Training

After years of success in New Jersey and a short pilot in Philadelphia, GrassROOTS Community Foundation is ready to expand our girls leadership training model. We are seeking your support to develop more black girl changemakers.   Support black girl leadership in New Jersey and Philly by donating today!!   SuperCamp: The Leadership Training Experience  For 8 years, we have trained 50+ black girls at SuperCamp, the summer intensive leadership training program where our SuperGirls learn the foundation of becoming changemakers.  …

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