The Root: Books in Shops & Salons

$875 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 36 months
Moses B. Mbeseha  SPRINGFIELD, OH
Hello.. You have found the right place to make a difference in the life of a child in our communities today. 

As known to many, barbershops and beauty salons in urban neighborhoods have been widely hailed and accepted as community staples and cornerstones. It is commonly understood that these local businesses are ones of communal education and generational passing of cultural traditions, customs, and belief systems - since their inception.


Given this, we, The Conscious Connect. Inc, are seeking your assistance in further mobilizing our national movement known as "The Root." The mission of “The Root” is to promote self-awareness, identity development, and reading comprehension, while increasing self-esteem among youth – by mobilizing neighborhood barbershops and salons as community resource centers of urban culture and education. We seek to end "book deserts" across the country as no child should be without access to books they identify with.


With SEVEN locations established in our backyard of Springfield, Ohio, multiple other partners identified, and increasing interest across the nation, we are asking you to help us offer this opportunity to more youth, as it is sure to reach a location near you, in the future. Further, we carefully hand select all books to ensure cultural relevance, in addition to taking the attentiveness and assertiveness to be the national leader in taking this concept beyond the barbershops - and into the beauty salons.


Every penny matters as truly it takes a village to raise a child. 

WE SUCCESSFULLY ENDED SPRINGFIELD, OH AS A #BOOKDESERT

We are pleased to announce the expansion of ‪#‎TheRoot‬ into new communities as we move to build in Dayton and Columbus, OH.


Follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website at TheConsciousConnect.org.
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Update 2
Posted by Moses B. Mbeseha
31 months ago
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We successfully ended Springfield, OH as a Book Desert and are working towards expansion in Dayton and Columbus, OH!!!
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Update 1
Posted by Moses B. Mbeseha
34 months ago
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We launched our 4th location, Fresh Lines Barbershop!
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$875 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 36 months
Created January 23, 2016
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LT
$100
Laura Egley Taylor
29 months ago
AM
$100
Alicia Mitchell
30 months ago
LP
$100
Laura Mbeseha Epse Poci
31 months ago

Great job and I am very proud of the man you have be come. Chanel, Aubrie, Eric and myself love you very much.

A.
$25
afroeditions .
31 months ago

Love this! Keep up the great work! (Will also be sending a donation of books.)

CL
$25
Cbus Libraries
31 months ago

Cbus Libraries loves this initiative and wishes you much success. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

JP
$25
joan pigg
31 months ago
MW
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Mary Alice Wilson
31 months ago
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terrific idea. come to yellow springs sometime and talk to kate, manager and young folks' book expert, for some donations from our stock: at dark star books.

CS
$10
christina smith
31 months ago

You guys are doing a fantastic job! Thank you for taking action to help your local community. Continued success!

$10
Jackie Williams
32 months ago

I pray that your organization touches many children to enjoy reading. Thank you!

JA
$25
Justin Ackah
33 months ago
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