Right before Thanksgiving, we were lucky enough to be a part of the 2nd Annual Thankful for our Families Event at Frick Impact Academy, supplying 50 bags to hold holiday meals for families.
Here's an except from Frick's Community School Manager:
These baskets included all that was needed for a complete holiday meal and were heavy; your donation allowed families to transport home with ease. Among those are families who are homeless, refugees, and who faced the challenges of meeting the rapidly increasing cost of rent in Oakland. These families have to face harsh realities in life on daily basis, and this often is especially challenging for students. While many of their other classmates are able look forward to the holidays with joy; these families are often faced with choosing to pay rent or providing a healthy meal. As a school site, we do our best to meet these needs, but we aren’t always able. Our partners allow us to meet the needs of students and families that go beyond the classroom and into their homes.
Through donations like these we are able to say, “yes” to families who need the support.
We at Oaklandish are happy to have been a part of this great community effort.