Goodness Grows News

November 2019

Newsletter #30

Friendsgiving Fundraiser ~ November 27

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Join us for a GG fundraiser at Diletto Winery in Boardman the night before Thansksgiving, November 27, from 6-9pm, complete with a basket raffle. The local band “On the Rocks“ will be playing at 6:30. Come out and enjoy some relaxation with good friends, good food, and

​good music for a good cause! We hope to see you there!

Basket raffle donations are needed. If you would like to put together a basket from yourself, your organization, or your business, please let us know. All donations very much appreciated! We love to share donations and information on our Facebook page, website, and in our newsletter.

Farewell to Our Classroom Friends

Our fall time with the amazing students and staff of Leetonia, Mohawk, and Transition has come to an end. We appreciate all their enthusiasm, hard work, smiles, and laughter! Now we look forward to welcoming you all back in the spring as we enter the growing season.

Thanks for Helping With Our Giveaway!

The Coat & Clothing (& More) Giveaway here at Common Ground and Goodness Grows was a huge success, in no small part thanks to the donations many of you dropped off. More than 200 people walked through our doors that chilly Saturday. They found all sorts of items that they needed - coats, clothing, shoes, books, games, Halloween costumes, stuffed animals...the list goes on! We are already preparing for the next Giveaway in October 2020. Anytime throughout the year that you decide to clean out closets, drawers, attics, etc., consider bringing your unwanted items here. We are thrilled to accept any clean and usable items that you think may help someone else. As always, we will freely give those items to anyone with a need, without requiring proof of income or residency.

Upcoming Events

Come see us for Jungle Jam, Juicy Jam, & more!

November 15

Austintown Farmers Market Christmas Show (5-8pm)​

​November 27

Friendsgiving Fundraiser for GG at Diletto's Winery (6-9pm)

December 6 & 7

Holiday Flea at the DeYor (Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 9am-2pm)

December 7

Canfield High School Craft Show (10am-4pm)​

Available at the Shows :

Jungle Jam: Cranberry Jalapeno, Blueberry Jalapeno, Hot (Jalapeno Habanero),

​Pineapple Habanero, Cherry Habanero

Juicy Jam: Cranberry Orange

NOTE: If you have bought jam from us and you bring back an empty jar,
you will get $1.00 off the cost of a jar of our jam!

Can't make it to a show? Give us a call to arrange a pick-up or delivery.

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Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam make great hostess gifts, appetizers, and stocking stuffers. Looking for a way to let someone know they are appreciated? Our jam will help you say thanks!

Amazon Smile Helps Us Raise Money

Whenever you shop through Amazon, you can earn money for Goodness Grows! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as, including Prime member benefits. The difference is that when you shop AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice. You'll see eligible items marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. You can use your existing account on AmazonSmile, or create a new account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, before you begin shopping, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations. Your selection will be saved and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to your chosen organization.

So there you have it ~ go to AmazonSmile when shopping online, choose Goodness Grows as your charity, and that's it. Sometimes, helping others really is that simple! We thank you for the time you spent reading this, and for considering making us your charity of choice. Every bit helps us help more people!

Giving Thanks for You!

Now is the time of year when we reflect and give thanks for the good things in our lives and all of us at Goodness Grows give thanks for YOU. Without your interest in and support of our programs, we wouldn't be here! We thank you for all your kindness and your donations of time, supplies, skills, and funding. Without your generous donations and participation in our programs, we cannot operate and we cannot continue our work with our clients, the classrooms, mission groups, food banks, and more. You truly do make a difference. Thank you!

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” (Dalai Lama)
We certainly appreciate your goodness!

Check out our website & Facebook page to learn more!

Goodness Grows is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit operating out of Common Ground Church Community. Our mission is to cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities. We are working to improve people's lives through social and therapeutic gardening practices. We'd love for you to join us!

Create. Cultivate. Thrive.