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Neighborhood Cheer

Spreading Holiday Cheer to the Residents of Patten Towers

The tenants of Patten Towers have been through a lot over the past couple of years, including a building fire and a broken AC in the summertime, in addition to the obvious complications caused by Covid-19. As their neighbors, we are always interested in finding new ways to support our fellow community members.

 

Over the past 7 years organizations including The Enterprise Center, The Company Lab, Patten Apartments, and Society of Work have come together to plan festivities for the tenants of Patten Towers. 

 

Are you interested in helping us provide a meaningful and fun event day for Patten Towers this year? You can help us by:

  • Making a financial donation
  • Contributing items to a donation drive
  • Sharing this with anyone you know in your neighborhood
 
 

Neighborhood Cheer, our holiday celebration this December, is a collaboration between Society of Work, CoLab, and The Enterprise Center. We are seeking funding to pay for the holiday luncheon, bingo prizes, and toiletries goodie bags. Additionally, we will be collecting essential household goods, new clothing, and hygiene items on the Fifth Floor of the Edney. These will be gifted to the residents later this month. There will be donation bins in the foyer on Floor Five of the Edney Building ( 1100 Market Street)

Please reach out to laura@theenterprisectr.org if you have any questions or are interested in joining us! 

More Information:

Neighborhood Cheer : A Patten Towers Holiday Celebration:

Our concept for the celebration involves three different segments. A holiday luncheon with holiday dessert, bingo with prizes, and item giveaway.

In addition to the gifting of full-sized items, each of the attendees from Patten Towers will be given a toiletry gift bag full of mini items like toothpaste and toothbrushes, detergent, and shampoos. 

Holiday Luncheon:

We are hoping to host 100 residents on Floor Five of the Edney for a holiday luncheon including Turkey and fixings. We will decorate, host live holiday music, and set up a hot cocoa station with desserts. Ideally, we would like to assemble 200 luncheons so that residents who cannot physically attend the luncheon will still receive a warm holiday meal. 

Bingo

The tenants have been requesting bingo since pandemic restrictions eased, and seem very excited to restart this activity. Bingo will take place after lunch is served. 

Goodie Bags:

We will be assembling holiday goodie bags to give each resident some much needed toiletries and basics to take with them after the event. 

Item Giveaway:

We want to offer donated clothing, food, home goods, and household essentials to provide the opportunity for everyone to pick up what they might want or need, at an event later this month. We will be asking for donations of new clothing items, new or nearly new bedding, unopened toiletries, unopened beauty items, toys in good condition, puzzles, laundry and cleaning supplies, and feminine hygiene products. We will set up a future time for the residents to come select donated items. 

Our primary goal is to raise financial donations for this endeavor. Any amount helps, but our target goal will be $2-3000. This will fund hot meals for the residents, holiday goodie bags full of toiletry essentials, a dessert and hot cocoa station, and prizes for bingo. 

If your organization can help with this in any way, it would be greatly appreciated. It is so important to support our neighbors downtown, and any amount of giving will go a long way.

Thank you!