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Give Thanks Cocktail Fundraiser

November 16, 2019

The 2019 GIVE THANKS Cocktail Fundraiser is being held at the Newark Museum

 

This year we will honor 3 wonderful women educators who have devoted their lives to equity and to advocating for girls.

 

Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, New Jersey City University
Atiba Buckman, Principal, Speedway Academies, Newark, NJ
Dr. Sharnee Brown, Principal, Central High School, Newark, NJ

 

Join us for an evening of celebration with music by Kindred The Family Soul and DJ Scotty Nevers. Also, expect a special performance from our SuperGirls.

For the past eight  years, GrassROOTS, through our intensive summer leadership camp and SuperGirls Society, has encouraged and activated girls to become youth leaders and changemakers.

 

Through their local, national and international meeting and training program, these SuperGirls have developed a series of social actions projects via the following programs:

  • #MathWizGames held free STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) games for girls
  • #1000BlackGirlBooks collected 10,000 books and donated 2,000 books to local schools and libraries
  • #RoomForChange program decorated and redesigned rooms at the YMCA in Newark for unaccompanied minors
  • #FullCourtDress collected and donated winter coats, hats and scarves for youth experiencing housing insecurity
  • #Food4Life Summit organized food justice games to educate young people on healthy eating

 

RWJBarnabas HealthCare Fellows Program:

  • 25 hours of training by doctoral level scholars on healthcare and health disparities
  • 6 hour training on implicit bias and professional development
  • 32 hours of onsite experiential learning under the leadership of top level healthcare executives. Girls explore various aspects of health care including policy, pharmacology, and marketing, and develop a culminating capstone project.

 

Accomplishments in 2018:

  • SuperGirl Marley Dias published her book, Marley Dias Gets It Done and So Can You.
  • SuperGirls launched #GreenRibbonWeek- a public health initiative to promote positive mental health for youth.
  • In 2018, we expanded our summer leadership camp to serve more girls in Philadelphia
  • We also partnered with New York University to increase our girls’ training in public health. Click here for a video of our work.

Location:

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

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Cocktail Reception:

7:00-10:00pm

Sponsored by Monami Entertainment, MYX Fusions and Bartenura Wines

 

Ticket:  $50-125

 

Join us for an evening of celebration with music by Kindred The Family Soul and DJ Scotty Nevers. Also, expect a special performance from our SuperGirls.

Dress: Springtime in the Fall

Raffle: Two tickets anywhere JetBlue flies in the world.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

This year we will honor 3 wonderful women educators who have devoted their lives to equity and to advocating for girls.

  • Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, New Jersey City University
  • Atiba Buckman, Principal, Speedway Academies, Newark, NJ
  • Dr. Sharnee Brown, Principal, Central High School, Newark, NJ

GIVE THANKS Corporate Sponsor Opportunities

  • Brand mention and logo in program and in all pre and post-event press and recaps.
  • Brand/Logo on step and repeat and all printed materials
  • Opportunity to include products in gift bags (Scholastic and Monami Entertainment)

 

Diamond Sponsorship- $15,000

Allows GrassROOTS to provide all below:

  • Send 5 SuperGirls to Ghana to support girls education

 

Platinum Sponsorship- $10,000

Allows GrassROOTS to provide all below:

  •  Full scholarship for 4 girls to attend SuperCamp, our summer leadership camp
  •  Family strengthening program for mothers of children

 

Gold Sponsorship- $5,000

Allows GrassROOTS to provide all below:

Full scholarship for 3 girls to attend SuperCamp, our summer leadership camp

Organizer: Dr. Janice Johnson Dias

Email: president@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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Turkey Drive

October 4, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Since 2010, 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.

 

Board member Mona Scott-Young will lead the charge to support her second home, the City of Atlanta. She, along with the GCF leadership team and community partner, The Black Rose Foundation will be serving families and elders in need in Southwest Atlanta at the QLS Gardens and Haven.

 

Our goal is to provide healthy meals for  families in need. Our celebrity supporters, board members and staff compete head to head to sell as many turkeys as we can. $25 provides a family with a holiday meal, which includes a 20lb turkey and 5lbs of organic fruits and vegetables. Multiply that $25 by any number and multiply the number of families you feed.

#turkeydrive

As we engage in a friendly battle via social media, our turkey tallies will be displayed on the website where we can track progress. Ask your friends, family and social networks to donate. It’s all in fun and as we compete against each other, we are working together to provide healthy meals to as many families as we can. Some of us will lose the challenge, but in the end the community wins!

Click here for detail post

In 2013, when we began we partnered with Girl Scout Troop #40724 for the turkey drive. Each turkey is labeled with an inspirational “love tag” (a message of hope and goodwill).

Over the past eight years we have partnered with:

  •       City of Newark
  •       St. Matthew’s AME Church
  •       Speedway Academies
  •       New Jersey State Gardens
  •       Lisa Morgan and Bloomfield Track Team

In addition to providing a 20lbs turkey, we also provide 5lbs of fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

Organizer: GrassROOTS Community Foundation

Contact: info@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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