Our goal is simple: to help kids around the world.
Globally we are starting with the foundation of education; we have built two schools so far including one in Cambodia and one in Africa.
Here in the U.S. our goal is to get young children involved in giving back and getting involved in their communities.
The Lady Savant Foundation funded school is located in a very rural and poor area called Taney Village. The average income there is $1/day.
Our school currently has 280 students and is the equivalent of 6th-8th grades. We provided the students with school supplies, sports equipment, a sports field, a garden (which feeds the students and their parents on a weekly basis), an english teacher, and a computer lab. We are currently looking to fund a reservoir system that would sustain their garden during the dry season.
Even more importantly, we 'adopted' 20 of the girls in our school to keep them safe, in school, and out of factory work and the sex trafficking trade. Unfortunately in poverty stricken areas such as rural Cambodia, girls are often sold into human trafficking. Our goal is to keep all of our at risk girls in school.
We have funded an elementary school in Liberia, Africa. Following a destructive civil war, the area was left without a functioning school system. Construction and reparations started this year and the kids have now started school. In addition, we funded a medical clinic within the school including a nurse, to help treat minor illnesses and provide basic care to our students.
OASIS - A HAVEN FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN CHANGING LIVES, ONE WOMAN AND CHILD AT A TIME.
Our group volunteered time to their after school care program that gives woking single mothers child care and also academic help to kids. We participated in an afternoon of reading, homework help, Halloween craft, playing and having a snack with their after school care program kids.
We partnered with NJ Food and Clothing rescue on their biggest donation day - the winter drive. Our group fed and clothed over 500 homeless people in Newark. Together our kids made hundreds of sandwiches, cookies, brownies, and also donated hundreds of drinks, snacks and fruits.
We spread holiday cheer to the local nursing home. We sang christmas carols and did holiday crafts with the clients there, as well as engage in some great conversations!
Helping local families through the Ridgewood SSA by providing a birthday experience for all children with February birthdays, including Cake Mix, Frosting, Candles, Balloons, Wrapping Paper, Scotch Tape, Paper Goods (8ppl), Puzzle, Book, Game.
SSA's pantry is stocked with basic food essentials which help supplement the nutritional needs of their clients. They are one of the only self-service food pantries in our area. Supplies of canned goods, boxed cereals, pasta, paper products and other staples are the main focus of the pantry but have refrigerator and freezer space as well. We will be holding a food/essentials drive and visiting the pantry with kids.
Our goal is to engage with the local VFW's veterans, while learning and sharing about each family's history of service. We aim to include pictures, stories and experiences from family members. In addition we will be making homemade thank you cards and boxes of love (including puzzles, snacks and calling cards—in addition to handwritten notes) to be sent to troops overseas.
This scholarship was awarded to 3 incredible high school senior recipients in 2018. All were outstanding female leaders who made a significant and positive philanthropic impact in their community. The award is to promote community service and empower tomorrow's female leaders.
Contribute from your workplace through art. We worked with Artware on many projects including an elementary school's global community service project (pictured) which included artwork from every single student in the school in the Giving Tree Mural (sister wall was sent to Cambodia School), as well as CSR days with corporations including Konica Minolta's Step Forward Program for women employees and also Corgan Architect and Design Firm.
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