NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FOWNDERS, the social-impact startup accelerator in Newark teamed up with Inserra Supermarkets, the family run ShopRite franchisee to feed 100 families this Thanksgiving in collaboration with the Anthony Robbins Foundation and its "Basket Brigade" initiative. The Anthony Robbins "Basket Brigade" has fed more than 100 million families worldwide.
FOWNDERS--founded by Elite Daily's Gerard Adams and led by some of the sharpest entrepreneurial minds in marketing and sales--offers Seed to Scale, an application-based accelerator program that helps entrepreneurs make their startups a reality. FOWNDERS program participants earn their way through a proprietary curriculum consisting of mindset, emotional intelligence, marketing, sales designed to help them become the best version of themselves and create things that matter culminating in a pitch event to accredited investors willing to make investments upwards of $50,000.
For its contribution to the Anthony Robbins Basket Brigade FOWNDERS partnered with Lars Larsen and Inserra Supermarkets, which donated hundreds of pounds of canned goods, fresh produce, cake mix, cookie dough, drinks, plates and utensils. "Larsen and Inserra teamed up with us without hesitation," said Gerard Adams, Chief Visionary Officer at FOWNDERS. "ShopRite showed up to the game," added Adams--referring to their physical contributions to the Basket Brigade.
Regarding the Basket Brigade, Adams said: "If we can all focus on just doing one small act of kindness we can make a difference. It's our honor to partner with the Anthony Robbins Foundation and St. Lucy's Church--the church I've always been going to as a child and the recipient of our donations this Thanksgiving."
On Thanksgiving Eve the FOWNDERS team will be at St. Lucy's church in Newark, New Jersey, handing out meals to 100 families. All are welcome to help and donate.
Remember: all it takes is just one act of kindness for us all to make a difference this Thanksgiving holiday.
ABOUT GERARD ADAMS
Gerard Adams, widely known as the "Millennial Mentor", is a leading thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. Adams is the co-founder of Elite Daily, the top news platform for Generation Y and the CEO and founder of FOWNDERS, a social entrepreneurship start-up accelerator. He is the winner of Magic Johnson's 32 Under 32 Award and was listed by Business Insider among the top-100 Most Influential People in Silicon Alley. Featured in Success Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, Men's Health and Forbes, Gerard Adams overcame early adversity to become a self-made millionaire by the age of 24. He has built, backed or invested in twelve businesses across multiple industries that have all delivered over seven-figures including the sale of Elite Daily to Daily Mail for $50 million. While he continues his role as an investor and influencer, his mission in life is to mentor and inspire young entrepreneurs to develop what it takes to be successful and to turn dreams into reality.
Adams leverages his expertise in millennial branding across industries from digital media to technology to fashion. He is a go-to investor for New York City and New Jersey real estate and developments. Passionate about giving back to his community, Gerard helped develop affordable housing for communities in Newark, NJ.
FOWNDERS is a Newark, New Jersey-based social-impact startup accelerator serving entrepreneurs nationally. FOWNDERS is led by CEO and Millennial Mentor Gerard Adams, the winner of Magic Johnson's 32 Under 32 Award and a Top-100 Influencer in Silicon Alley. A serial entrepreneur, Adams overcame early adversity to become a self-made millionaire by the age of 24. Adams has built, backed or invested in twelve businesses across multiple industries that have all delivered over seven-figure profits including the sale of Elite Daily to Daily Mail for $50 million. FOWNDERS' mission is to mentor and inspire young entrepreneurs to develop what it takes to be successful and to turn dreams into reality.
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