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Bergen County Mocha Moms Raises Over $1,000.00 To Donate Over 100 Books To Jefferson Middle School

CONTACT: Tanisha Russell Day, President
Bergen County Chapter Mocha Moms, Inc.
bergencountymochamoms@yahoo.com


Teaneck, NJ – March 19-The Bergen County Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc., the national non-profit organization that supports at-home mothers of color, have raised over $1,000.00 to donate books to Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The books will be used by 5th and 6th graders during recess to support the Teaneck Board of Education’s initiative to encourage students to read. The books will be presented by leaders of Mocha Moms to Principal Davis and students on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:30pm at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 655 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ. 

“This is an exciting event for us to be apart of to help fulfill our Occupy Schools mission, to promote and foster parent involvement and engagement in the academic lives of our children,” says Candida Wiltshire, Community Service Chair, Bergen County Mocha Moms. 

Occupy Schools™ is a bold, national initiative launched in Fall 2012,to empower parents to be active, involved and engaged in their children’s schools and to send a clear message that parents are partners in their children’s education. Occupy Schools  starts where academic success begins - at home – where our mothers and fathers pledge to build strong educational foundations for their families. It will continue into schools and communities across the country, as parents from all walks of life commit to spending more time in their children’s schools, communicating regularly with teachers, sharing ideas and exchanging information with administrators, and holding themselves and others accountable for providing children with the type of high quality education they deserve.

About Bergen County Mocha Moms: 
The Bergen County Chapter was chartered in May 2004. Today our chapter has close to 40 members. As we continue to grow, our goal is to support and empower more moms of color and strengthen our voice in the community.
 
The Bergen County Chapter is unique. Most of our members work full-time. Our goal is to support the decisions made by our members. We will never pass judgment on mothers who choose to make or are forced to make different decisions for their families.  


About Mocha Moms, Inc. 
Today, the fast growing national, non-profit organization has more than 100 chapters in 28 states throughout the country. Mocha Moms, Inc. welcomes people of all genders, religions, races, educational backgrounds, and income levels. Anyone who supports the mission of Mocha Moms, Inc. is welcome to join. Mocha Moms, Inc. has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Radio Network, Dr. Lisa Oz’ show; Radio One, The Nate Berkus Show, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Essence, Ebony and JET.








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