Back to School

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Tuesday afternoon I got a report of a school supply explosion at Patchwork Central. Everything was OK, though. It was all in good fun. The report came from someone who had volunteered as a “Bagger” to help prepare for Patchwork’s 22nd annual Back to School Sale. The group had moved a mountain of boxes and […]

Patchwork Hospitality Spotlight

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Patchwork’s neighborhood hospitality is one thing that makes us unique. We are open to the public most mornings, Monday through Thursday. People come inside for coffee, to visit with friends, to connect with resources that they need, to take a shower, or to get a little something to eat. Staff, volunteers, and guests mingle and […]

It’s Not Just What You Do

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This week, a man stopped in Patchwork’s main office. “I need to tell you what I think about this place,” he began. “It’s not just about what you do here. It’s about your hearts. I’m retired. I come from across town to read my books here and drink coffee. It’s a comfortable place. Thanks for […]

Another Pot of Coffee

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When the Evansville school system cancels school because of inclement weather, Patchwork officially closes as well. No food pantry. No Arts & Smarts. But if you stop by our building on a snow day, you might find some people here with a warm pot of coffee waiting. Many of our staff and volunteers live close […]

A Warm Place

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  He has been living in his car with his dog for a while. Several months ago he started stopping at Patchwork to get a shower, to charge his phone, and to drink some coffee. He’s known among the staff for being angry and complaining about everyone else. He reacts quickly in minor conflicts, he […]

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 […]