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Giving Tuesday

Last Saturday night was a wonderful celebration as we honored three remarkable individuals who have been instrumental in institutionalizing our work. Photos can be found here.   Your support played a crucial role in achieving our initial goal of raising $10,000. Because of YOU, Board member Lisa Maxwell secured the title of #TurkeyChallenge winner for the third consecutive year.   The funds raised had a meaningful impact, allowing us to provide meals and books to seniors and youth at Georgia…

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Turkey Challenge

Turkey Challenge 2023

Help us provide meals for 500 families in Newark, New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia   Donate $25 = 1 healthy meal for families   Turkey Challenge will be from Oct. 23rd through Nov. 18th   TeamLisa  + TeamJanice = TeamGive   Over the past decade, we provided thousands of meals to families in Newark, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Boston.   This year fundraising goal is $10,000.   Funds raised will provide meals for elders and community members at Georgia King Village,…

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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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Thank You 2021

Thank you 2021 and beyond

Thank you and community highlights of 2021   Turkey Challenge Turkey Challenge winner….The Communities of Philadelphia, Atlanta and Newark   TeamJanice provided the most meals. TeamLisa had the most corporate donors. TeamTia had the greatest number of donors. TeamAja brought in the most new donors to GCF. #GivingTuesday We did it. Because of you, we raised $25,000 for the Love In Action school and community center in the rural community of Guirand, Haiti. Super News GCF has earned two grants…

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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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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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GiveThanks Save the Date

The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity in America. One in nine Americans are food insecure. In 2018, more than 38 million people are lived in poverty in America. Four a family of four, that means earning just $25,000 per year. Additionally, in September more than 800,000 new claims for unemployment insurance. These numbers demonstrate the high level of distress that is pervasive among the society.   For the past ten years, GrassROOTS has responded to food insecurity in our communities…

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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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2019 Turkey Drive Challenge begins

For the past nine 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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Give Thanks Cocktail Fundraiser

The 2018 GIVE THANKS Cocktail Fundraiser is being held at the Montclair Art Museum. Guests will enjoy the beautiful African drumming sounds of Yahya Kamate and poetry by the GrassROOTS SuperGirls. Following the award presentations, DJ Scotty Nevers will keep us on the dance floor all night.   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…

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