Projects & Programs

Assist 4 Life Program
The Assist 4 Life program identifies children at the crossroads and makes moves to steer them in the right direction through after-school activities, educational projects and mentoring programs. Assist 4 Life is designed to give young students the basic tools and provide incentives to perform well academically, athletically and socially by helping them find ways to succeed through hard work and maintaining a positive attitude. This program runs at Dr. E. Alma Flagg School on North 3rd Street in Newark, the elementary school that Randy attended. The Assist 4 Life students participate in weekly character education and mentoring sessions; go on a shopping trip with Randy in advance of attending our annual Night for Newark gala; as well as on numerous other trips with Randy including bowling, dinner and attending NBA games in which Foye plays. RFF also provides transportation for school trips including 8th grade and honor roll trips.

Back to School Success Program
Sadly across America there are many students who start their first day of school without the basic necessities needed to earn the education they deserve. The thought of having their own backpack or notebook on the first day of school is unlikely. We provide backpacks filled with school supplies to over 1,000 students in Randy’s hometown of Newark, NJ. Because of a wholesale partnership, we ask for monetary donations. For just $6 per student, you can purchase a backpack and help kids get started off on the right foot! Donations will also be used to purchase school supplies that will be distributed in September and throughout the year. If you would like to purchase your own school supplies you may drop them off at our office; we are requesting the following items (notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, composition books and filler paper).
Coats for Kids
Please keep RFF’s winter coat drive in mind as you clean out your closets! From October 1st through the end of the November, we collect coats to help keep kids in Newark warm this winter. We accept new and clean, gently worn coats. As a general rule, if you wouldn’t dress your child in it, we wouldn’t give it to a child. The target population that we serve is boys and girls in grades K-8 so we are only accepting donations for that age group.
Costumes for Kids
The “Costumes for Kids” program was started locally by 10-year-old Abby who was inspired by a speech Randy gave at her school. Abby wanted to do something to give back and started her charity for kids and parents to donate new or slightly used costumes that don’t fit them, and giving them to kids who can’t afford costumes. You can help with this great project each fall by donating Halloween costumes!

Department of Homeland Security Internship
The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE) in conjunction with the RFF offers internship positions to high school students from the City of Newark. Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited Newark high school on a full-time basis. The positions are within the Litigation Unit of ICE, which is located in the Peter Rodino Federal Building, 970 Broad St, Room 1104B, Newark, NJ. Duties include filing, data entry, data processing, and photocopying. The position also requires the performance of internet based research on various topics. As part of the program student interns have the opportunity to observe Immigration Court proceedings and visit ICE component offices including Deportation, Investigations, Customs and Border Patrol.

Randy Foye’s NBA Elite Skills Basketball Camp
Randy Foye’s annual basketball camp is held in Rumson, NJ and hosts over 200 campers (half of which attend on scholarship from RFF). The 6-hour daily camp includes skill instruction, guest lectures, competitions, 5 on 5 games, autograph session and awards assembly. Guest speakers have included Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers; Jay Wright, Villanova University; and Sandy Pyonin, NJ Roadrunners AAU Basketball. The camp brings together kids from different backgrounds, stressing the values of teamwork and a positive attitude in order to achieve success. The campers come together as a cohesive family by the end of the week, enjoying plenty of opportunities to get to know Randy and learn the game of basketball from him.

Team Foyeboy
The Team Foyeboy project gives assistance to underprivileged youth basketball programs by supplying necessary equipment to teams. Over the years, RFF has provided playground/gym equipment, sporting goods, uniforms, gatorade/water and sneakers to numerous youth basketball teams in Newark. Team Foyeboy would eventually like to build a recreational facility to provide a place where young kids can learn and develop skills in a safe environment.

Thanksgiving Trimmings
Our annual food drive helps to provide complete Thanksgiving meals to families. Each fall, get involved by donating non-perishable food items including canned goods, stuffing, potatoes, gravy and all the trimmings! Gift cards for supermarkets are also a great idea, as RFF staff uses them to purchase turkeys and additional food items. If you have earned a free turkey at your supermarket, consider donating your voucher to RFF!

The Villanova Experience
Assist 4 Life students are exposed to the Villanova experience and their excitement to learn about Randy’s alma mater is undeniable. Annually, a group of Assist 4 Life students and their friends tour Villanova University. The day starts with an admissions presentation, then a tour of campus which gives students a valuable opportunity to see a college classroom, dorm, and learn about Villanova’s academic programs and degrees. After lunch in the dining hall, students tour the basketball facilities. They stand on the Pavilion floor and imagine what it was like when Randy played his games in that arena. Students have also been treated to Villanova basketball games at the Pavilion where they get to witness an exciting Big East matchup and feel the electricity of the crowd while sitting in the student section. A campus tour follows, and questions abound. RFF also sponsors students to attend the Villanova Basketball Camp. In addition to practicing their basketball skills, the weeklong session exposes them to life on a college campus and lectures filled with life lessons from some of the best teachers in the game. On every occasion, every student left the campus wanting to someday go to Villanova. For many it was their first time being on a college campus, and it proved to be a great opportunity to confront them with attainable goals. RFF plans to continue visits to many colleges.