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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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2018 Turkey Challenge begins

For the past eight 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. In previous years we have partnered with the City of Newark and…

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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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Give Thanks For Girls Gala

The purpose of the Give Thanks for Girls Benefit Gala  honors black girls who have demonstrated through their actions in the community high levels of integrity, academic excellence and ingenuity.   Proceeds from the event goes to supporting the GrassROOTS Community Foundation efforts in developing girl changemakers.   This year’s national honorees are: Marsai Martin of ABC’s Black-ish;, Haile Thomas, The Happy Organization and Mikaila Ulmer, Me and The Bees Lemonade.   The 2017 GIVE THANKS for Girls Benefit Gala…

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