|Amanda A. Ebokosia Founder, CEO
The Gem Project, Inc.
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Thanksgiving is finally here. It has been a time for us to reflect on this past year’s results, blessings, and our level of commitment to you and our community.
We have completed another Thanksgiving with you by our side. We are extremely grateful! We cannot thank you enough for the letters, phone calls, and support at our events. No words can express the energy you give us. Waking up 4 AM every day is worth it, just to keep up with the pace of everything.
We thrive on the energy you give. We receive letters about some supporter’s children, grand-children, work– you name it, we get it.
Each letter and reply makes us feel so alive– so connected.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you– two events from wonderful organizations that are going on this Thanksgiving week, which we sincerely hope you can attend:
FP Youthoutcry Foundation’s 3rd Annual Break Bread With You Ceremony
Hosted: FP Youthoutcry Foundation, Inc.
FP Office- 973 732 4690
Scheryl Davis (FP YOUTHOUTCRY)- 973 639 0193
Tiffany (Budgetnista)- 908 913 0061
Femi (All Eyes On Who)- 973 703 6627
When: Thanksgiving (10 AM), Thursday November 24, 2011
Where: Newark, NJ – Military Park (Broad Street & Park Place)
Purpose: Have Thanksgiving with the entire community, while providing assistance
to those in need.
Bring: A friend, a dish (for food), and any of the following items (if possible):
Coats, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, unscented soap, first-aid
kits, and more.
Notes: Donations should be made payable to FP YOUTHOUTCRY Foundation. Portions
of your donations are tax deductible (Tax ID 56-2596758) and all necessary
documentation will be provided. Priority placement will be based on sponsorship level.
AngelaCARES- Joining Our Youth & Seniors (JOYS): Feeding Seniors this Thanksgiving
Hosted: AngelaCARES, Inc.
Organizers: Angela McNight - 888-795-8819
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Jersey City, NJ Area
Purpose: Have youth deliver home-cooked meals to senior citizens who are home
bound or living alone.
From The Gem Project Team-
Our Thanksgiving Story:
We have been quite fortunate to have the most loyal individual supporters and small businesses. In our most recent project, The Gem Project Define Real Beauty Campaign, the Minuteman Press in Bloomfield, NJ became sponsors for our initiative. Minuteman Press has also been able to work with us with our networking benefits, which are innovative events that help fund our programs. They are now an extended family of ours. Thanks Minuteman Press!
This year our extended family of local sponsors grew from: The Coffee Cave (Newark, NJ), Cut Creators (Newark, NJ), Roxy Florist (Bloomfield, NJ), ‘O Boyle Funeral Home (Bloomfield, NJ), JukGaJee- New Jersey Thai Cuisine (Bloomfield, NJ), Wet Ink 104 (Newark, NJ) and many others.
We feel warmth when reflecting on our support system.
Our new friends include:
Mentoring USA, She’sTheFirst, Angela Cares, Against All Odds Foundation, The Role Model Group, The Ads On Us, Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, D.R.E.A.M, Inc., I Am Multi, LLC., Valentine Global, LLC., The Budgetnista, Jypsea.com, and many more.
The mission to serve the community is not handled alone by one person or organization.
We are in good company.
- The Gem Project Team