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Help Rudsdale HS's Immigrant Youth During COVID19

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Greetings Rudsdale friends, family, and community, 

Please help our students survive the COVID19 shelter-in-place! Since March 16th, Rudsdale Newcomer High School has been shut down and will remain closed for the remainder of the academic school year. 

About Rudsdale Newcomer  <-- Check out our video about our school!

We are a small continuation high school in Oakland, CA and our school serves immigrant students who have been in the U.S. for 4 years or less. Our school offers students a path to a high school diploma, access to social services, community college, and work-based learning experiences.  Many of our students are undocumented, unaccompanied-minors or asylum-seekers. Our current students are from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Belize. Some were reunited with families, while most are alone in the U.S. or living with temporary sponsors.

Since the COVID19 shelter-in-place, our students have lost their jobs and are struggling to afford rent, food, utilities/bills, and basic supplies. We are in need of hand sanitizer, hand soap, cleaning wipes and spray, groceries, money for rent/ utilities, and laundry detergent. Our students have lost access to daily meals, transportation, internship stipends, mental health services, employment, and they need our help! 

Our Goal:
Please help us fundraise $50,000 by July 31st!  We need to support our students through the summer. *How the funds will be spent? Funds will be deposited into an account and then Natalie will distribute funds to students in cash, Visa gift card, supplies, etc. ***ALL DONATIONS will be distributed directly to students by Natalie**

We accept donations using the following platforms:

     -Venmo: @rudsdalenewcomer   (then, digits 7179)
     -CashApp: $rudsdalenewcomer
     -Zelle: [email redacted]
     -Checks can be written out to “Natalie Lizardo”, memo: Rudsadale Newcomer and mailed to 9370 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94605.

Other Ways to Help:
If you have any resources to share, please email us! We are also accepting clothes and diapers for newborns! We have an expectant mother who is due soon! 

     -Food donations, contact [email redacted]
     -Supplies donations, contact [email redacted]
     -Legal resources, contact abraham.falk-[email redacted]
     -Mental health resources, [email redacted] 
     -Employment/Unemployment resource, contact [email redacted]

Rudsdale Newcomer staff and students appreciate all of your support! 

Natalie Lizardo-Sarellano
College & Career Advisor
Donations Coordinator
Rudsdale Newcomer HS

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Fundraising team: Rudsdale Newcomer Staff (3)

Natalie Lizardo-Sarellano
Oakland, CA
Bob and Kathy Bowen
Team member
Marcia Lee Falk
Team member

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