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World Welcome Furniture Give-Away on August 13th 

The World Is at Our Fingertips:

Every other year, we welcome international students at UT in a very practical way by making available free furniture and household items. We focus on the graduate students who come from overseas with nothing but their suitcases.  They don’t go into the dorms on campus, but rather apartment housing that is either lightly furnished or unfurnished.  Of course, it is open to all the international students!  


We Need Your Donated Items

Bring your donated items! These can be gently used chairs, tables, bed frames (no mattresses, please), drawers, lamps, desks and bookshelves. Also we need household goods: lamps, plates, pots and pans, cups, coffee makers, toasters, irons, towels, dish towels, sheets and pillow cases, etc.

DROP OFF:  Saturday, August 6th – furniture/household items can be brought into the Family Room.

SET UP THE GIVEAWAY:  Friday, August 12th from 6-8:00 p.m.  

HELP HOST THE GIVEAWAY: Saturday, August 13th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Can you collect, deliver and/or help out on the day of the event?  There are lots of places to help, even if you aren’t able to lift!


Volunteer English Conversation Partners (no teaching experience necessary) needed for the Fall Semester. Students sign up at the Furniture Give-Away.

FRIENDSHIP FAMILY (as a single or a family or a small group)

Many students who will come for the Furniture Give Away will want to connect with us for friendship, experiencing out USA culture, and a chance to hang out for a meal or holiday (to see what it’s like to celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving).


Volunteer today!

Talk with Nance at a Sunday service, or email her, Nance Friedman, or call evenings: 512.888.2629.