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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 our partners will be stocking the shelves at Central High School.


If you are in the New Jersey area, you can drop off dry goods or sanitary supplies at:


GrassROOTS Community Foundation

59 Main Street

Suite 323

West Orange NJ 07052



Central High School

246 18th Street

Newark, NJ 07108

Attention: Sonia Fergus


Langston Hughes Elementary School

160 Rhode Island Avenue

East Orange, NJ 07018

Attention: Ms. Jade Kirby


Donation options

1)  Make tax deductible donation & apply your corporate match to:

PayPal Donate


CashApp: $InvestInGirls


2) Create a “Pasta & Pad Drive” at your organization


3) Participate in “Pantry Building Day” on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd


See our video or our recent work around this effort in Ghana





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