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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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2016 Give Thanks Benefit Gala

GrassROOTS, Mona Scott-Young, CEO, Monami Entertainment and Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks hosted the 5th Annual Give Thanks Benefits Gala, to raise funds to support GrassROOTS’ work in New Jersey.   This year’s Give Thanks honored three Wellness Warriors. Women who despite of their own mental health challenges have shown great courage in the face of their own devastating health challenges but continue to selflessly give back to their communities. We also recognized Volunteer of the Year, Sherille Raymond who…

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Turkey Challenge Winner

Mona Scott-Young remains the reigning champion of the Turkey Challenge; second place goes to a late and great newcomer Yandy Smith-Harris.  We are so thankful for support of Faith Evans and Naturi Naughton. Special love to our board members, staff and our Philadelphia supporters. We could not do this community work without you. All donations goes to our #GiveBack efforts for residents of Georgia King Village and families in the Greater Newark community.  

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Marley Dias and Mona Scott-Young host GrassROOTS Give Thanks Benefit Gala

Join The GrassROOTS Community Foundation, and co-host Mona Scott-Young (CEO, Monami Entertainment) and Marley Dias (Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks) on November 19th for our annual Give Thanks Benefit Gala. Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey from  7-11pm. For tickets: The purpose of the Give Thanks Benefit Gala is to raise funds to support our work in New Jersey.  As a social action and public health organization, we provide health and wellness programs for  women, girls and community…

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