Melissa grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, where born and raised for most of her adult life. Although she relocated to the neighboring City, her roots are within Jersey City. Her love for community, outreach and societal change, started over 20 years ago, when she started noticing the differences in parts of her City the place she's called home. Not happy with what she's seen, Melissa set out on her journey to simply get involve to erect change and make a difference. She's gone over and beyond the realm of change, i.e, contacting to property authorities to: get a bus stop bench placed in front of the Senior Citizen building where she grew up, so that the Senior Citizens wouldn't have to stand to wait their oncoming bus. She's had the proper authorities, improve the lighting on the path that leads to the football field, which players and residents would walk even during nightfall to and from the football games. To date, Melissa has had the local bus company come back to her hometown and place 6 additional benches at various stops, for the comfort of residents while they await their bus to take them to their destinations.
Melissa is a giver and knows that it's better to give than receive as she's always putting everyone else's needs, problems and even concerns before herself. Donate to Charity, any Charity that's doing a service to those in need. She knows how, who and what to do to get problems and issues resolved to mutual satisfaction. After watching her brother who was born dependent of care, live his life as normalcy as he only knew. Never complaining but always wanting to help, mainly cleaning up the entire area where he lived. Now to hear he's taken ill from a stroke was hard and ultimately passing away March of 2019. We knew he didn't understand what was going on as he was non-verbal and couldn't express it. So when Melissa decided to form her Nonprofit organization, no question about the name, in his honor:
"John Randy Foundation", A NJ Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization formed!
When we first started in this journey together over a decade ago, our partner Mr. Hodge was our driving force and always pushing us along the way.
Just in June '2020 he talked about formally starting a foundation on behalf of my brother, John Randy who has passed on in '2019, now Mr. Hodge himself passed away a few months back, this year of 2020. He never got the chance to see that we are now formally a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization but I 'm sure he knows and is so proud. I can't express how much this soldier will be missed.
Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers have always stayed committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action.
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Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in the areas we grew up in. We‘ve operated informally since ‘2010, consistently grown since then. John Randy Foundation, Inc. A NJ Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization attained nonprofit status in 2020. We've formed our organization to provide sensible and long-lasting solutions to the homeless population, underprivileged and underfunded communities. All thanks to the helping hands of the Communities.
To deliver essential necessities to anyone who finds themselves in an emergent or disaster situation and up against community barriers. Providing food from our Community Food Pantry servicing the Communities to include but not limited to the homeless or those simple in need. Distributing donated and new clothing along with the tools and information of resources seeking shelter and education, to improve the lives of anyone from the verge of homelessness. Assisting One Person, One Family, One Community at a time. Most importantly, bringing much needed attention to the Plight of Hunger and Homelessness.
A world where everyone in every community has the necessary resources and opportunities to live a life free of hunger, homelessness and hopelessness.
John Randy Foundation is not just a foundation that serves occasionally but all 365 days of the year. So with your support and contributions, it'll enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions of those in need. Your generous donation will help to fund our mission.
3/06/21 - Hunger Free Unity In The Community Food Pantry alongside John Randy Foundation distributing new children's coats, tops, glove and more. 50 Clinton/Madison Avenues 10:00am - 1:00pm. Bring bags and wear mask!!!!