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The Look of Integrity

Ted is a man who “looks” homeless. His hair is a little stringy and he looks like he hasn’t showered for a couple days. He talks wildly to himself. You would probably move away from him if he passed you on the … Continue reading

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A Special Place in a Special Season

This week has been a wonderful reminder of why I love Patchwork. It was full of wonderful people, performances, and experiences. Everything was free and available to anyone who wanted to join in–and a very wide range of people did … Continue reading

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September Arts & Smarts

We’ve completed our first month of Arts & Smarts children’s programming for the academic year, and things are going well. Dixie has a good number of tutors including some new volunteers, some familiar faces, and some new education students from the … Continue reading

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Reports from Friends

The weather is scorching, the children’s program is on break for the month, and yet there is plenty of activity in Patchwork’s building. Monday through Thursday mornings in August our building is open for coffee, showers, the food pantry, bikes, … Continue reading

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A Group Effort

Business in Patchwork’s Food Pantry has been booming. In the first 6 months of 2016, we’re serving an average of almost 200 people per month. That’s up 35 people every month compared to 2015! That means we distribute a large quantity of … Continue reading

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Saving a Life: Right Person, Right Place, Right Time

Every Monday, John and Mary make their rounds. They tell Patchwork’s visitors about Patchwork’s Sozo Health Ministry, they check many people’s blood pressures, they answer questions about prescribed medications, they take a look at wounds and listen to lists of … Continue reading

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Bikes!

The children’s program is on break and our building is open only in the mornings for the month of May, but that doesn’t mean we’re not busy at Patchwork. Every morning our building is full of visitors enjoying a cup … Continue reading

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