A Warm Place

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Hospitality

  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

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts, Bike ReCycle, Food Pantry, Garden, Health Ministry, Hospitality, Patchwork History, Worship

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

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts, Bike ReCycle, Food Pantry, Garden, Health Ministry, Hospitality, Patchwork History

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 […]

Summer Starts

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Last week, Patchwork’s big room was a jumble of activity. More than 50 people age 1 to 90 joined together in a creative, colorful community to celebrate summer, art, and the natural world. It was Art Garden Week I! Threaded through it all was the story of Patchwork’s founding 40 years ago. Storyteller Susan Fowler helped […]

The Look of Integrity

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Hospitality

Ted is a man who “looks” homeless. His hair is a little stringy and he looks like he hasn’t showered for a couple days. He talks wildly to himself. You would probably move away from him if he passed you on the street. I probably would, too, if I didn’t know him. Ted is also a man […]

September Arts & Smarts

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

We’ve completed our first month of Arts & Smarts children’s programming for the academic year, and things are going well. Dixie has a good number of tutors including some new volunteers, some familiar faces, and some new education students from the University of Southern Indiana. Outside of tutoring, the kids have been busy helping prepare snack, […]