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GiveThanks 2022

Give Thanks

GrassROOTS Community Foundation in partnership with Uzima Dance Fitness and Kindred The Family Soul are uniting once more to #GiveThanks.   TeamTia + TeamLisa + TeamAja + TeamJanice are united to = TeamGive.   Collaboratively, we are raising $20,000 to support girls, women and families in Newark, Philadelphia and Boston.   Funds raised will provide meals for elders and community members at Georgia King Village, Newark, NJ;  families in Philadelphia, PA who are food-insecure and domestic violence survivors in Boston, MA…

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Give Thanks 2020 – Day of Giving

GrassROOTS Community Foundation in partnership with Uzima Dance Fitness and St. Matthew AME Church presents   Give Thanks Help us raise $25,000 to support families who are experiencing hardship. Funds raised will go to for families at: QLS Gardens in Southeast Atlanta Georgia King Village, Newark, NJ Newark and The Oranges, Essex County Ways to give 1. Donate directly at to our PayPal Donate 2. Donate to your favorite team: TeamMSY.GCF.Care TeamLisa.GCF.Care TeamUzima.GCF.Care TeamJanice.GCF.Care 3. Collect and donate healthy dried…

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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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Senior Dinner

On November 21st, GrassROOTS will host a dinner for elders living at Georgia King Village a housing development in the West Ward of Newark. We will provide a 4-course seated meal, music and entertainment by the SuperGirls. INDIVIDUALS CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP SERVE ELDERS - CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

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Turkey GiveAway

Proceeds from the Turkey competition and gala allow us to provide a turkey along with organic fruits and vegetables for families during the holiday. Each year we make it our goal to provide a complete and healthy meal for all those who sign up that they are in need of support. While Georgia King Village has and remains a core priority, GrassROOTS also serves other institutions that reach out to us for support. In the past we have provided to…

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Join Our 2017 Turkey Challenge

For the past seven years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for Newark, the West Ward neighborhood and the over 1,000 families living at Georgia King Village, a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost 30 percent of Newark’s residents live below the US poverty threshold and 1 in 5 residents of Essex County are food insecure. This year we have partnered with the City of Newark and the…

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