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Marley Dias will be doing a special Instagram Live event called 1 Year Anniversary of Club Quarantine with special guest.   IG Live Rooms: Adam w/ D-Nice & Friends —Javicia Leslie (Batwoman) and Marley Dias (#Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks) Date/Time: Thursday, March 18 @ 4:30 PM PT/ 7:30 PM ET Host: Adam Mosseri (Head of Instagram) @mosseri   Please support the #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign live on Instagram on March 18, 2021.Below are options to donate to the campaign.   Donate with PayPal: Raise funds to offset the cost…

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Newark Giveback 3-24-21
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New Jersey Giveback

Since 2019, GrassROOTS members have provided over 100,000 sanitary napkins to thousands of girls in the US, Jamaica and Ghana—yet that is not enough.  This problem of punishing women for having their periods is ubiquitous across the globe. Yet 100 percent of the population requires that women menstruate. The hypocrisy is clear.   Within the US, the problem is compounded because of the sales tax placed on sanitary napkins. Of the 50 states the majority of states—more than half 37…

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Jamaica Giveback 3-9-21

Jamaica Giveback

HerFlow Foundation in association with GrassROOTS will donate 600 menstrual essential kits to 3 schools in Jamaica:   St. Annie’s Primary Holy Trinity High School Clan Carty High School   GrassROOTS has taken a global approach to the issue of period poverty. We work in partnership with local organizations to support girls in New Jersey, Jamaica, and Ghana. In Jamaica, we partner with HerFlow Foundation to support local programs   GrassROOTS Community Foundation President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias and Board…

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Donate with every Amazon.com Purchase

  Turn your Amazon purchases into a force for good in 2 ways:   1) Choose ‘GrassROOTS Community Foundation’ as your AmazonSmile charity. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to us. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com.     2) Donate products from GrassROOTS’ AmazonSmile Charity List.  Help us give #1000BlackGirlBooks and #EndPeriodPoverty emergency supplies. Your purchase will be shipped directly to us.   #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign   #EndPeriodPoverty Campaign  

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#GivingTuesday!

As 2020 draws to a close, we need your support to continue our work at GrassROOTS Community Foundation.   We are a training organization with a focus on public health and social justice. Our work is becoming more relevant each day, particularly as we continue to battle a global pandemic and racial strife within the United States and abroad. GrassROOTS’ mission begins with girls and the environments that shape their lives, namely home and schools.   In 2021, we will…

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2020 Turkey Drive Challenge begins

For the past ten 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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#GivingTuesday

We are so grateful for your support in providing funds to our initiatives and programs.   Because of you, this year, we have been able to provide healthy meals to hundreds of families in New Jersey and Georgia; supply period products to over 1000 girls in the United States, Jamaica and Ghana and build a pipeline of girl leaders.   This #GivingTuesday, we ask for your help once more.   There is one area in which we need additional resources: OPERATIONS.…

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Period Poverty and Food Insecurity are harming our girls

In 2019, GrassROOTS members have provided over 50,000 sanitary napkins to 1000 girls in the US, Jamaica and Ghana—yet that is not enough.  1 in 4 girls will miss school each year because they do not have the supplies necessary to have a healthy period. These same girls are often recipients of free and reduced meals. In New Jersey, we have partnered with Uzima Dance Fitness to build a pantry at Central High School.   On Giving Tuesday, GCF and…

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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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