Tag Archives: volunteers

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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Bike Recycling Returns to Patchwork

Quietly the bike room in Patchwork’s studio has been reorganized, tools found, and space cleared. Quietly we’ve begun to restore bikes to working order. Quietly a few have rolled out our doors with new owners who rely on them for … Continue reading

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Bursting at the Seams

Next week at Patchwork, the pace will pick up dramatically. We’ll be back to full days of programming with the first Art Garden Week filling the building each day with around 50 children, teens, and adult volunteers. The joy, activity, and … Continue reading

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What’s YOUR Spark?

The kids in the Arts & Smarts program have been asking and answering that question often lately. A “spark” is something that you’re so excited about that you’re willing to work hard to get better at it. It’s your passion. It’s something … 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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