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 […]

That’s my Mom!

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There is a hallway of old Patchwork photos outside my office, and I always enjoy hearing our guests’ reactions to them. Among the photos are images of Patchwork children’s program participants from the 1980’s, the 1990’s and the 2010’s. This year, I’ve enjoyed overhearing one girl point out the photo of her mother to every […]

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 […]

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 […]


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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 […]