SAMPLING OF PROJECTS
INSPIRE THE MIND
The Foundation's award-winning literacy program has been expanded for the Summer of 2015 to include mobile libraries! These mobile libraries, which have been rolling out at locations across the nation, carry perhaps the most important cargo in the world - wisdom. In addition to providing free books to program participants, it encourages reading through a fun and innovative medium.
LEGAL EDUCATION & ADVOCACY COALITION
LEAC was formed to not only educate, but also to give voice to those indigent individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford legal advice and representation. In addition to assisting those individuals, LEAC also strives to represent local businesses and community groups who are being taken advantage of, or are otherwise unable to afford such representation due to severe economic hardship.
ARTISTIC TRINITY INITIATIVE
GAF believes strongly that the Arts are the base from which passion, creativity, expression & emotion stem, and we are thrilled to be able to support the arts through this groundbreaking program. This inovative initiative uses a three pronged approach to target the mind, body, and soul of all participants involved. To target the mind is to educate, to target the body is to actively participate in doing, and to target the soul is to allow it to experience and revel in such artistry.
Thanks to the time that our incredible volunteers generously provide, GAF is able to assist a variety of students through tutoring during after-school programs. The students are tutored in all subjects and are from all grade levels. In addition to this program assisting needy youth who have no other access to such services, the tutoring programs provide the added benefit of allowing these children an opportunity to escape the streets after school.
DREAM MAKERS INC.
GAF is in the business of making dreams come true, one program participant at a time! Through this program, we endeavor to grant the wishes and dreams of children who are physically, emotionally, or economically distressed or those who have encountered some other significant hardship in their lives. By enabling these individuals to realize their wishes and dreams, GAF looks to provide hope and courage to those who have lost theirs, and to enable them to see the goodness and beautfy of life through love, laughter, happiness, and the generosity of the communities in which they live.
FEED THE HUNGRY
Our army of volunteers work diligently both early in the morning and late at night to rescue excess food from local restaurants and food establishments. This food, which has been saved from being discarded, is then distributed directly to families in need as well as soup kitchens and homeless shelters. We look forward to rescuing a record amount of food in 2015 and in thereby helping to feed a record number of people.