Furniture for Newcomers

Frick Impact Academy is a Title I middle school in East Oakland.  We have the privilege of serving over 50 Newcomer students--recent immigrants who are just beginning to learn English.  Our Newcomers are from Yemen, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and El Salvador, and they have come to the United States in search of safety and economic opportunity.  

Newcomer students come to school every morning excited to learn and work to make their dreams of college and career success come true.  However, their families face difficult economic circumstances and need help acquiring furniture.  We frequently visit our Newcomer families at home, and many students sleep on the floor or share beds with siblings and other family members.  After especially hot or cold nights, they often come to school sleepy and unfocused because it was difficult for them to rest the night before.  Some Newcomers lack tables and chairs with which to complete their homework. 

You can help provide our students with the household necessities they need to succeed in school.  A donation of $50 can purchase a table and chairs so they can comfortably study at home.  A donation of $150 can purchase a collapsable bedframe, a basic mattress, and bedclothes.  With winter coming and temperatures dropping, we hope that we can raise money as soon as possible to make our students safe and comfortable during cold nights. 

Your generosity will help our Newcomers come to school ready to learn and make their big dreams a reality.  Thank you so much, and happy holidays!


  • Blake Markham 
    • $150 
    • 45 mos
  • Suzanne Russo 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Mark Mears 
    • $200 
    • 45 mos
  • Matt/Amy Gainsborough/Palke 
    • $500 
    • 45 mos
  • Adam Ambrose 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
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Joel Thompson 
Oakland, CA
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