urban furniture & boutique

Located in Oakland’s Grand-Lake commercial district, urban furniture and boutique is a reuse furniture, clothing and housewares store that serves as a platform to provide on-the-job training in retail and customer service skills along with professional development, to low-income single mothers transitioning from public assistance. Mothers learn skills, in real time. She handles customer transactions, calculates percentages and negotiate discounts.  Advanced learning occurs as she manages store inventory, receives donated items and completes administrative tasks. Empowerment occurs as a mom communicates to customers, identifies their needs, directs them to a product and completes a sale.  Come visit our store at 3237 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.

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Clothing Swap @ the urban store.... ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Has a closet clean-out been on your to-do list? Are you looking for new-to-you clothes? Do you want to attend a fun event with good people and good food that benefits a great organization? Then, you're in luck!

Say goodbye to those beautiful, lingering items and let them go to someone who will use and treasure them. Bring clothes, shoes and/or accessories you would offer to your BFF. Gently worn or tags still on the garment. Let's keep it classy, compassionate and cool.

You bring the clothing to swap and we'll welcome you to urban university with a glass of champagne*, our favorite tunes and lots of good company. Meet your neighbors and help support urban university - the amazing nonprofit working to improve the socioeconomic status of impoverished individuals by providing employability training, coaching and employment opportunities. This event is part of urban univerity's end of the year fundraiser. Help us raise $10,000 to hire a woman raising her child solo by 2018.

Details:
1 for 1 clothing exchange
Clean, fall and winter clothing, shoes and/or accessories
Any leftover items will be donated to urban university to sell at the boutique
If you have a favorite party snack - please bring to share

Event ticket donation range: $10-$50+

*Champagne, wine and non-alcoholic sparkling cider
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We have a beautiful vintage couch and chairs @ the urban store. The fabric is beautiful, with butterflies, dragonflies and birds flying in the pattern. Super sweet. Available @ the urban store ~ Oakland’s reuse furniture and clothing store that provides on-the-job training for single mothers transitioning from poverty.
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It’s a beautiful day today folks! Hit our @facebook 🔗, in our bio 👆🏿above and hit the donate button to maximize your donations. All contributions will be matched by FB! This is too exciting. Thank You! 👏🏿✌🏿💕🙏🏿🌞👸🏽🎉🎈🎈🎈🎈🎁😘#vision #purpose #socialimpact #jobs #singlemomsatwork #socialimpact #sanfrancisco #bayarea #oakland #givingtuesday #givingbacktocommunity #givingbackfeelsgood ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Supporters and Customers, Today is a great day. It's #GivingTuesday! When you donate to our mission today, by clicking our new donate button, Facebook and the Gates foundation will match. Yes. Let's do this! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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Urban Furniture and Boutique added an event.

Volunteer with us tomorrow or help us make phone calls for contributions to our GoFundMe campaign to hire a new single mother in January.
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3 weeks ago

Click over to our CyberMonday Flash Sale on our IG @urbanuniversityoakland. Great deals to raise the funds needed to employ and empower single mothers. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Support small business today. Especially social enterprises ~ businesses that also create social impact. The urban shoppe is filled with some ‘sweet thangs,’ in order to fund our work to empower single mothers. We’re located at 3237 Grand Ave, Oakland. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's been "7 whole days," since we launched our #jobforsinglemom campaign. Big thanks to our peeps that contributed!
Let's keep it going.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 that we will use to employ and train a single mom as a Customer Service Associate for 6 months in our enterprise, giving her the opportunity to earn a wage while learning skills that will serve her and her family forever. Funds will be matched by Alameda County.
Click the 🔗in our bio today.
#socialenterprise #singlemomsatwork #urbanuniversityoakland #women #alleviatingpoverty #jobs #bridgetoemployment #education #empowerment #mission #vision #opportunity #socialimpact #socialinvestment #impact #change #oakland #bayarea #sanfrancisco #smallbusiness #businessforgood #missionbusiness #community #fillingthegaps #village
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As a single mother, I learned early to call in my tribe, and create that village ~ for my children. Our village included my parents, stepdad (Dad), girlfriends, neighbors, teachers, the church, even my co-workers jumped in. @urbanuniversityoakland is part of our participants' village. We have to be. We want to be. www.gofundme.com/jobforsinglemom ... See MoreSee Less

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Educate. Employ. Empower.