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SuperPledge 2021

It’s a New Year!! We are delighted to see 2021 and excited that we are month away from our President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias’ Birthday. We are celebrating this moment by focusing on our health. Join us for  #GCFSugarPledge, The Winter Edition   Same rules. New prize. New dates. Start date: January 11 End date: February 11   Winners will be selected based on FB and IG posts that tag GrassROOTS and use the hashtag #GCFSugarPledge   Bonus credit given for…

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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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Green Ribbon Week 2020

Join the GrassROOTS SuperGirls’ public health initiative #Green Ribbon Week - a campaign to promote positive mental health of youth.   #GreenRibbonWeek is September 21-25th   The campaign goals are: For YOUTH: Educate yourself and youth around you about ways to maintain good mental health. Model ways for peers to adopt daily healthy lifestyles within their communities, especially their schools and homes.   For ADULTS: Encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with young people. Provide examples for…

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The Sugar Issue

At GrassROOTS we are devoted to promoting wellness by helping our community members eat healthier and moving more as well as sharing their knowledge with each other. In so doing we hope to reduce the incidences of obesity and optimizing well-being. For these reasons, we ask that community members reduce or eliminate artificial sugars from their daily diets. Instead, we ask that community members choose healthy, natural sugars from fruits.
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SuperCamp 2020 Volunteers

If you would like to get involved and make a difference in the lives of young girls, below are some areas of need. Fill out the form on this page and let us know what you are interested in supporting our summer leadership academy for girls of African ancestry.   SuperCamp operates from July 6th thru July 31st All volunteers must complete a criminal and sexual abuse background check. CPR/AED Training is not required but is a bonus.    Lead…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5k returns

On May 30th, the morning of the Roots Picnic, we will host our annual R3 race. Roots, Rock, Run 5k training and race is GrassROOTS’ public health initiative aimed at bringing awareness of the importance of physical activity and living healthy lives.   In an effort to prepare for the race, we are hosting four “meet-ups”. Join us on Kelly Drive at 9:00am on April 11, April 18, May 2 and May 16.   Location: NEW THIS YEAR - Martin…

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Protect the Democracy by Voting

Social Justice Dialogue The right to vote is one of the key democratic markers of inclusion in a democracy. Significant structural obstacles have been put in place to obstruct and/or suppress people’s access to and engage in this democratic process.   We are therefore providing you with additional information to ensure that you can exercise your rights. Below is a link that will provide you with voter registration deadline by state: https://www.vote.org/voter-registration-deadlines/   #protectthedemocracy #vote   Feeling under-informed about the…

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Greek series sweatshirts for sale

African and African-American communities have a deeply rooted philanthropic culture, and this tradition extends to Black Greek-letter organizations. This tradition is grounded in the idea that “strangers” become family and community members.   This year, we received unprecedented support from members of Greek organizations. We honor them and this tradition with the limited-edition Greek Hoddie series, representing the Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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Families in New Jersey and Georgia are the real winners of the #TurkeyChallenge

Mona Scott-Young is the undisputed champion of the GrassROOTS Turkey Challenge beating board members, Lisa Maxwell and Dr. Janice Johnson. But the real winners are the hundreds of families who received healthy meals this holiday season.   Funds raised by the competitive turkey challenge allowed GrassROOTS to purchase 20lb turkeys, organic fruit and veggies for families at Georgia King Village in Newark and QLS Gardens in Atlanta.   For pictures of the GrassROOTS Give Back events go to: Georgia King…

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