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Red Dot Day 2021

Join the GrassROOTS SuperGirls’ public health initiative #RedDotDay: a campaign to normalize conversations about periods and support efforts to end period poverty.   #RedDotDay is October 22nd   The campaign aims to draw attention to matters of gender equity so we can: End the stigma and shame associated with periods Encourage all genders to become collectively informed about the importance of periods Increase free access to menstrual essentials Support legislative action to end the tampon tax

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West Orange Giveback-
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Newark Giveback 3-24-21
West Orange Giveback-Newark Giveback 3-24-21

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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Red Dot Day 2020 Results

Together students and administrators of West Orange School District, West Orange High School Student Council and West Orange Airforce JROTC, GrassROOTS joined forces with HerFlow Foundation to deliver training during Period Awareness Week in October . The event culminated in our inaugural Red Dot Day on October 24, 2020, where we collected nearly 20,000 pads and tampons, and delivered necessary period supplies for youth receiving free and reduced lunch.  

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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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Her Flow Foundation and Shelley Ann Weekes

Partner Spotlight: Her Flow Foundation and Shelley Ann Weekes HerFlow is a Social Enterprise formed by Author and Activist Shelly-Ann Weeks to address the stigma and shame associated with menstruation, end period poverty in Jamaica, and become a source of information for Female Reproductive Health.   Her Flow has organized and co-partnered with GrassROOTS in our efforts to remove the blockades that prevent or obstruct girls’ educational access.   On April 3, Her Flow has once again collaborated to produce…

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Day 3 of #EndPeriodPoverty Ghana

On Day 3, the GrassROOTS team and members of the Rotary flew to Tamale.   We visited the Zosiimli Girls Junior High School in Tamale, Ghana. We distributed 3 months supply of  sanitary napkins to 250 girls. We also donated and black girl books donated from the #1000blackgirlbooks collection. This work is done in collaboration with the Rotary of Accra-Airport City

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Day 1 of #EndPeriodPoverty Ghana

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. Grassroots Community Foundation joins Rotary Club in Accra City, Ghana

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