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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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Join Our Turkey Challenge

For the past six 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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