Tag Archives: volunteers

Fairy Houses for our Neighbors

A wonderful thing happened last Friday in the Arts & Smarts Children’s Program. Yes, wonderful things happen all the time in the Arts & Smarts Children’s program, but this was particularly wonderful. All spring, the children have been building fairy … Continue reading

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Transportation Rolling Onward

The finished bike room is just outside my office. When people come in who need a bike, Pete takes them to look over our inventory to see if there’s something that will meet their needs. Last week I overheard a … Continue reading

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Working Together to Get Things Done

The Spring Semester of Arts & Smarts is well underway. Good things have happened already and more are planned for the upcoming months. Last week, the Junior Leaders (grades 5-8) met for a special afternoon of fun planned just for … Continue reading

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40 Years: Patchwork Central’s Ruby Anniversary

In 2017, Patchwork Central celebrates 40 years of serving our neighborhood through flexible and innovative programming! We’re excited to be planning some special events to celebrate, starting with our annual Soup, Salad, & Style event on Thursday, February 23 from … Continue reading

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The Bustling Bike Shop

These days, the Patchwork Bike Shop is busier than ever. Pete has found a crew of five to help him rebuild and repair the bikes that our guests depend on for transportation. With all this extra people power, we’ve been able to … Continue reading

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Global Connections

Many nations from across the globe came together at Patchwork on Wednesday to teach the children in our Arts & Smarts program. International students from the University of Southern Indiana’s International Community Service program have been visiting us every Wednesday … Continue reading

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Arts & Smarts After School Begins Again

We’re gearing up for the new school year at Patchwork! What impact does our after school programming have? Just last week, a woman who works in the community came to meet with us so she would better understand all the services … 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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School Year Reflections

Every year, our Arts & Smarts staff and volunteers are privileged to be part of many, many children’s learning and growth. They experience moments, both momentous and small, that tell them that a child’s life is better for having been part … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Blessings

It’s Thanksgiving–the time to take stock of all that we’re thankful for. At Patchwork, it feels like a good time to reflect on all we’ve done in the past year of service to our neighbors and our community. We are thankful for everyone … Continue reading

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