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Dry Their Tears Holiday Campaign

Assist with the immediate needs of Tampa Bay residents by providing items that foster mental stability.

$176
pledged of$115,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2022

Project Description

The Problem

  

On a global level, the pandemic has been rough for all. However, as Tampa Bay residents, business owners, and community lovers, we have all interacted with those who make our sunshine state great and feel the burden of our community's deficits. 

 

Our Solution

 

A Griot's Corner in support of The Modern Griot Co. (501c3) will assist with the immediate needs of Tampa Bay residents by providing food, hygiene items, transportation cards, clothes, and toys that foster mental stability for families during the present crisis. Because of these encounters, we ask you to help us "Dry Their Tears" by contributing to our community givebacks. Get to know who we are below and how our passion and collaboration have assisted the Tampa Bay Community.

 

Our Work

 

Janaye Hardy (CEO of Modern Mindset Life Coaching, LLC) & Lola B. Morgan (CEO of A Griot's Corner, LLC) are the Co-Founders of The Modern Griot Co. When the pandemic hit in 2020, these ladies gathered together to launch the “MLK EXPO & Juneteenth Jam” in 2021, where they implemented ways to rebuild the structure and mentality of how local businesses could thrive while formulating necessary resources for the people of existing communities to do so as well. These events focused on personal development, where services such as mental health to career preparedness were offered as a one-stop shop to care for yourself and your family!

 

Fun Facts About Us

 

  1. A Griot’s Corner provides support, tools, and resources to guide communities to emotional and mental freedom by facilitating sessions on Emotional Regulation for teens and adults; peer support groups for families within Tampa Bay and Shelters.
  2. Host Mental Health Workshops, Summits, Conferences, Community Events, and Festivals. 
  3. We also provide Trauma-Informed tools that create resiliency efforts for proper life navigation. 
  4. The Modern Griot Co. is founded and governed by Black, Indigenous, Women of Color.
  5. The Co-Founders of The Modern Griot Co. are both Authors, Mental Health Advocates, Coaches, and Mentors. 
  6. Together The Modern Griot Co. Founders have awarded $2,000 to a High School graduate headed to FSU and awarded a $32,000 grant (worth of funds and services) to 12 local business owners.
  7. At, The Modern Griot Co., we aim to provide youth development, community outreach, and trauma-informed tools to enhance communities' well-being.

 

Timeline

 

  • Target Goal: $115,000
  • Where are the donations going? Toward shelters, families in need, & the homeless community.
  • Campaign End Date:  December 31, 2022
  • December 12, 2022 - All physical rewards ship. (Please bare with us during this Holiday Season, as we may incur shipping delays due to the high volume of parcel deliveries.)
  • For further questions or inquiries, please email: [email protected]

FYI: After processing your contribution, please email us your name, shipping address, and t-shirt size.

**Physical funds contributed to the appropriate categories will go to the underserved; however, there are organizations we’ve partnered with to have drop-off locations that will allow us to receive additional items to help promote the crowdfunding efforts to increase our reach in serving those in need. A Griot’s Corner will also donate a portion of the collected proceeds to The Modern Griot Co. to continue its mission in serving the Tampa bay community. We thank you for your continuous support and contributions in assisting us in providing immediate care to our Tampa Bay residents.

 Remember to “Stay Grounded & Be Well.” 

 

Credits

 

Video filmed by Chris Moon of CMoon Productions: https://cmoonvideography.com/

Video locations: The Deuces Corridor, Saint Petersburg, FL.

Home of: The Well For Life- https://www.thewellforlife.org/

Cultured Books- https://www.culturedbooks.org/

The Green Book Of Tampa Bay- https://www.greenbooktb.com/


 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Target Goal: $115,000
  • Where are the donations going? Toward shelters, families in need, & the homeless community.
  • Campaign End Date:  December 31, 2022
  • December 12, 2022 - All physical rewards ship. (Please bare with us during this Holiday Season, as we may incur shipping delays due to the high volume of parcel deliveries.)
  • For further questions or inquiries, please email: [email protected]

 

FYI: After submitting your contribution, please fill out the “Shipping Details” portion and include your shipping address, t-shirt size, and best contact email address.

**Physical funds contributed to the appropriate categories will go to the underserved; however, there are organizations we’ve partnered with to have drop-off locations that will allow us to receive additional items to help promote the crowdfunding efforts to increase our reach in serving those in need. A Griot’s Corner will also donate a portion of the collected proceeds to The Modern Griot Co. to continue its mission in serving the Tampa bay community.

 

 

 

 

 

Sapheria Emani
12/04/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
Kay Thayer
11/03/2022
Monetary Contribution
$1
Amanda Northern
11/02/2022
Fresh As Me
$100
DeLisa Drake
11/01/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
Chris
10/31/2022
Monetary Contribution
$35
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care..

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100.00 USD
Fresh As Me

Your contribution will allow us to provide hygiene products to those in need on behalf of A Griot’s Corner, LLC in support of The Modern Griot Co.  (5013c)

Includes: Hand Signed Card, and Social Media Badge (Name/Organization)

 

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1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
Toys-On-Us

Help us provide toys to families within shelters.

Includes: Surprise Gift, Social Media Badge (Name/Organization)

 

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500.00 USD
Clothes Drive

Help us gift families clothes for the Holiday's.

Includes: Surprise Gift, Hand signed Card, Social Media Badge, and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization)

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1,000.00 USD
Feeding Families: Food Poem Drive

With your help, your contribution will assist The Modern Mindset, LLC prepare food for families & hand them out to the homeless.

(Includes: T-Shirt, Social Media Badge, and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization)

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2,000.00 USD
Help us Hire Help!- Paid Internships

In this day and age our students are craving steady direction as they grow into their careers as well as being emotionally balanced. What better place to start than with A Griot’s Corner.

Includes: Surprise gift, Hand Signed Card, Social Media Badge, and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization).

 

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2,000.00 USD
Fund A School

Includes: (100) Signed copies of The Butterfly & The Bully (Trauma-Informed Tool), Digital printable posters, Zoom call from the Author, Social Media Badge, and Email Blast (Name & Contact Info of organization)

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5,000.00 USD
Transportation Cards

Provide $50 Uber, Lyft, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority- PSTA rideshare cards to working individuals struggling to get to work, veterans, senior citizens, and those that are homeless.

Includes: Surprise Gift, Digital printable poster, Meet & Greet with Founders of The Modern Griot Co. (Zoom Call), and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization).

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10,000.00 USD
Hire us!

Looking to create a community event for your organization? (Workshop, Summit, Wellness Fair, or Community Event) Allow us to assist in bringing your event to life by combining our expertise and your cause to create an impact within your community!

Event organized at your location w/dates max of 100 people, marketing, and day of coordination.

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15,000.00 USD
Workshop & Programming

Gift a series of FREE Life Skills, Mental Health, Career Readiness, and Financial Literacy workshops to families and children) 

Includes: Surprise Gift, Digital printable poster, Meet & Greet with Founders of The Modern Griot Co. (Zoom Call), and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization)

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care..

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Fresh As Me

Your contribution will allow us to provide hygiene products to those in need on behalf of A Griot’s Corner, LLC in support of The Modern Griot Co.  (5013c)

Includes: Hand Signed Card, and Social Media Badge (Name/Organization)

 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Toys-On-Us

Help us provide toys to families within shelters.

Includes: Surprise Gift, Social Media Badge (Name/Organization)

 

40 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Clothes Drive

Help us gift families clothes for the Holiday's.

Includes: Surprise Gift, Hand signed Card, Social Media Badge, and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization)

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Feeding Families: Food Poem Drive

With your help, your contribution will assist The Modern Mindset, LLC prepare food for families & hand them out to the homeless.

(Includes: T-Shirt, Social Media Badge, and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization)

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Help us Hire Help!- Paid Internships

In this day and age our students are craving steady direction as they grow into their careers as well as being emotionally balanced. What better place to start than with A Griot’s Corner.

Includes: Surprise gift, Hand Signed Card, Social Media Badge, and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization).

 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Fund A School

Includes: (100) Signed copies of The Butterfly & The Bully (Trauma-Informed Tool), Digital printable posters, Zoom call from the Author, Social Media Badge, and Email Blast (Name & Contact Info of organization)

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Transportation Cards

Provide $50 Uber, Lyft, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority- PSTA rideshare cards to working individuals struggling to get to work, veterans, senior citizens, and those that are homeless.

Includes: Surprise Gift, Digital printable poster, Meet & Greet with Founders of The Modern Griot Co. (Zoom Call), and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization).

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Hire us!

Looking to create a community event for your organization? (Workshop, Summit, Wellness Fair, or Community Event) Allow us to assist in bringing your event to life by combining our expertise and your cause to create an impact within your community!

Event organized at your location w/dates max of 100 people, marketing, and day of coordination.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
15,000.00 USD
Workshop & Programming

Gift a series of FREE Life Skills, Mental Health, Career Readiness, and Financial Literacy workshops to families and children) 

Includes: Surprise Gift, Digital printable poster, Meet & Greet with Founders of The Modern Griot Co. (Zoom Call), and Email Blasts (Name & Contact Info of organization)

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward