Things are slowly growing more active here at Patchwork. Bit by bit, we’re bringing back more of our programming, though with some major changes in order to reduce the possible spread of coronavirus. Here’s what a week at Patchwork looks like now:
Food Pantry: Our food pantry continues to be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am-noon. Our building is still closed to the public, so clients should come to one of our doors so we can assist them. Clients are eligible for full food orders once every 30 days (we’ll help them get referrals). Anyone can stop by any time we’re open to pick up fruits, vegetables, and pet food, no referral needed.
Arts & Smarts Children’s Program: Our Arts & Smarts staff have done incredible work revamping our children’s program. Families can still sign up to participate in summer activities! We’ve put together video storytelling lessons by Susan Fowler and video drawing lessons by Jean Page. We have an online classroom where families can view the lessons and can interact with one another. Families will receive art supply kits to use to do the lessons. We’re also scheduling in-person activities for one family at a time.
Hospitality: New next week! We’re bringing lemonade, coffee, and snacks to Patchwork’s front lawn on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am-noon. We’ve missed seeing our regular guests, and we know they’ve missed us as well. Our building will remain closed to the public, but we’ll use our plentiful and beautiful outdoor spaces to bring our guests an opportunity to chat with our volunteers. We’ll also have items like socks and toiletries available by request.
Sozo Health Ministry: Also new next week! John Rich will be available to meet with people on Patchwork’s front lawn on most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am-noon. He can answer health questions and can do blood pressure checks.
Bike Shop: Coming in August! Watch for more details!