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End Period Poverty Video

About #EndPeriodPoverty   GrassROOTS has taken a global approach to the issue of period poverty. As us, we are collecting and donating sanitary supplies to girls in Newark, Jamaica, and Ghana.   This work is an imperative because across the world girls living in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they menstruate. These are often the same girls who are eligible for free and reduced lunches. Therefore, because of the bias and stigma around…

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ZenZone Social Action Project

Thank you for supporting SuperGirl Ariyan’s ZenZone social action project. Because of your generous support Ariyan has successfully raised $500 for the Arthritis Foundation. Through your donations she was able to create 100 go-boxes for youth coping with invisible pain. Each box with ice packs, comfy socks, zen coloring books, stress balls, and fidget spinners will help to provide comfort to youth who experience this chronic and sometime debilitating illness.   On June 2nd in West Orange, New Jersey, Ariyan in…

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No To Sugar Challenge 2019

Say NO To Sugar 2019 Join the #GCFSugarPledge   WHY?   According to medical and public health officials, excessive intake of sugar can negatively impact our minds and our bodies. High-sugar diets have been associated with an increased risk of many diseases, including heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. Research evidence suggests that high-sugar diets can lead to obesity, inflammation and high triglyceride, blood sugar and blood pressure levels — all risk factors for heart disease.  …

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Job Opening – New Jersey

Intern Roles & Responsibilities: The GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) intern will work closely with the Program Director, GrassROOTS President, team members and Super Camp families and SuperGirls. Primary roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Assist the GCF Program Director Take written notes during presentations and workshops; Aid in the development of presentations; Help in composing weekly wrap-up; Make appointments; Greet presenters. Assist with final presentations and performance. Assist Team members with set up of camp site; Serve…

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Help Us End Period Poverty

Girls in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they are a girl. Thirty-seven states tax girls and women for period products.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful financial burdens. The consequences of which can impede their educational achievements. The effects are compounded for those…

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GrassROOTS No To Sugar Challenge 2018

Join the #GCFSugarPledge.   WHY?   According to medical and public health officials, excessive intake of sugar can negatively impact our minds and our bodies. At GrassROOTS we are devoted to promoting and supporting wellness by helping our community members eat healthier and move more. We are also committed to sharing information that helps us all live and longer healthier lives. In so doing we hope to reduce the incidences of obesity and optimize well-being. For these reasons, we are…

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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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Food4Life Summit

On September 30th, SuperGirl Huntar launches her social action project titled Food4Life Summit. This food justice event aims to educate youth 10-15 years old on the importance of making healthy food choices even in difficult situations.   Open to all, this family-friendly summit offers a chance to learn the truth about the foods we eat.   Supported by Disney Summer of Service, the summit takes place in coordination with GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative #rootsrockrun5k-https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Newark/RootsRockRun5KNewark   Participants will compete for prizes in…

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