After-School All-Stars New Jersey (ASAS NJ) is proud to partner with Outdoors On Purpose, the Urban Agriculture Cooperative, A Day At A Time New Jersey, and God Is Great Apparel for our annual Thanksgiving Drive.
As an annual tradition of ASAS NJ alumnae parent Tenisha Malcolm’s ‘Outdoors On Purpose’ organization, this initiative gives back to those in need within the Greater-Newark region.
"I am elated to have such dynamic and like-minded partners join in these efforts of raising funds and preparing boxes with fresh, healthy produce for families this holiday season. During these challenging times, we cannot underestimate the difference we all make in the lives of others. This partnership is a step forward and strong collaboration in After-School All-Stars NJ, Outdoors On Purpose, Urban Agriculture Cooperative, God is Great Apparel and A Day Time New Jersey. We are grateful!" - Tenisha Malcolm-Wint, Founder, Outdoors On Purpose
The produce and food items will be provided by the Urban Agriculture Cooperative. The UAC operates as a food hub in Newark that provides fresh produce and goods from local farmers and wholesalers. With this, all recipients will receive top quality items for their holiday meals.
"As the fall and winter holiday seasons approach, we understand that to truly impact a child, you must also support and pour into their family. In partnership with powerful, like-minded community organizations we are honored to help relieve selected families of the challenge of accessing quality food and encourage more time for shared positive holiday memories." - Janay Boughton, ASAS New Jersey, Director of Program & Impact
With a simple $30 donation, families will receive a fresh bag of produce and other holiday dinner sides.
To support, send your donation to $TenishaMalcolm on Cash App or firstname.lastname@example.org on Zelle. Additionally, non-perishable food items will be collected as well.
On Monday, November 20th, donation box packing will occur at the Greater Newark Conservancy (32 Prince St, Newark, NJ). Volunteers are requested to arrive by 8:45 AM for packing will begin promptly at 9 AM. We are scheduled to end packing at 12 PM. Later that day, pickup of the boxes will occur at Dimensions of Light WOTCC (14 Livingston Street, Newark, NJ).
For volunteer interest or questions about the initiative, please email Tenisha Malcolm at email@example.com or Alexis Mathieson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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