Bikes!

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Patchwork held our monthly bike distribution event last week. During the four weeks prior, Pete and Paul had been refurbishing bikes in order to have a good selection available. Additionally, they were doing quick repairs for people whose existing bikes needed work. The morning of the distribution event was rainy, so we held off until […]

Big Blessing

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It all started with one vaccination. One of our regulars—we’ll call her “Marge”—heard that last month (April), Patchwork would be the site of a mobile vaccination clinic. It would distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the “one-shot” that doesn’t require a second dose. Marge excitedly pre-registered for the shot. Then the vaccine changed. The Johnson […]

Our Garden is Abuzz

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Patchwork’s garden has been buzzing this spring, and it hasn’t only been the pollinators buzzing around the blossoms in the redbud, sassafras, apple, and plum trees. The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners have been hard at work constructing four new raised beds for us to use with the kids in the Arts & Smarts Program. Funding […]

Painting for Patchwork

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In Patchwork Central’s Arts & Smarts Children’s Program, we’re always talking about Sparks. They are the things that someone loves to do, that bring joy, that make someone feel like their best self. They’re things like painting, taking care of cats, caring for other people, playing sports, playing guitar, or dancing. We spend time talking about […]

Visits with Friends

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Patchwork’s Neighborhood Hospitality is all about being here to chat. It’s about saying hello and having time to talk. It’s about being here to check on old friends. It’s about a good cup of coffee and time to vent. It’s about telling tall tales and laughing together. It’s even about meeting the neighborhood’s famous Amazon […]

The Bike Shop

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“You been riding your bike lately? It’s been nice outside. Riding bike is my therapy, man,” said one of our friends this week as a group sat in Patchwork’s front courtyard, drinking coffee and chatting. There’s a lot that riding a bike can do. It can bring freedom and peace of mind. It can provide […]

Snow Days

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It’s been quiet at Patchwork over the last two weeks. We’ve been closed for much of the time because of all the winter weather. We care about the safety of our staff and volunteers, and so our policy is to close whenever school is cancelled in Evansville.  It has been a brief sabbatical in the […]