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Morning Rituals

A man sits at our piano, watches Youtube videos about how to play Mozart and Beethoven, then practices playing the music. The notes are calm and fill the room. He is one of our morning regulars who comes in for … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings

It is a gathering like billions of others that will take place across the globe over the next few days. The smell of a well-cooked meal fills the kitchen. Friends and family gather round: “Did you get breakfast yet?” “Make sure you … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Our Bounty

We always have a lot to be thankful for at Patchwork, but lately we’ve had some special celebrations. The day before Thanksgiving, Darlene came in at the crack of dawn to bake breakfast casseroles for all of the morning’s visitors. … Continue reading

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Art Garden Week I: The Summer Begins

Art Garden Weeks are my favorite time of the year. Storytelling, gardening, cooking, ceramics–groups move from one to the other. There’s so much positive energy spilling out of the building. It’s also the largest group of people we work with in … Continue reading

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Showers!

This morning we’ve had a record number of showers: 14! It’s a lot to pack into a short morning at Patchwork, but everyone appreciates the opportunity that we offer and is willing to work together to make sure each person … Continue reading

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Restorers of Streets to Live In

Note: I shared this piece in Patchwork’s newsletter and many have said they enjoyed it, so I thought I’d share it in this format as well. The full Winter 2014 newsletter is available on our website: http://www.Patchwork.org. The artwork below … Continue reading

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Thanks for a Wonderful Luncheon!

Once again, thank you to all who contributed to the success of our Soup, Salad, and Style Luncheon! Thank you to the attendees who came hungry for lunch and fashion in support of Patchwork. Thank you to all the volunteers: … Continue reading

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