The Random Helpers

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“Patchwork Central is one of the random helpers,” a case worker told me as he stopped by last winter to find out if we happened to have an extra-large coat for his homeless client. Coats, kitty litter, slippers, cremation urns, wheelchairs, antacid pills, laptop power cables. If someone is looking for any of this, it’s […]

Food Pantry Guests

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For many people, a trip to Patchwork’s food pantry begins in our main office. That’s where we’ll make a phone call to check their eligibility (each family can get a food order every 30 days) and issue a referral. While a few families receive their referrals through another organization, on average every month our main […]

The Season of Thankfulness

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Six of our current Arts & Smarts after school participants are second generation “Patchwork kids.” Their families know that they will be supported and cared for as individuals. Their families know this because they have experienced it themselves. We are part of their community. One man lives in a house near Patchwork. He’s very tall […]

A Season of Abundance

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It’s the time of year when families gather for large meals together in the warmth of their homes and by the light of their Christmas trees. They think of all that they are grateful for, they know that there are other families who are struggling, and they want to do something to help. One way […]

Thankful

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As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s a good time to look back at everything that Patchwork has accomplished in the last year. Our 40th was a good year! The Patchwork Central Emergency Food Pantry – Our food pantry served 2765 individuals from 1577 households by distributing almost 24.5 tons of food. The Pantry is […]

Add to the Beauty

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From Scott Adams, Patchwork Central Board President: One thing I know for sure is everyone is wired a little differently.  Some like sports, some like the arts.  Some like to think and some would rather just get to work.  Some have expansive dreams to change the world, and some just want to clean-up their block […]