"Promoting healthy hearts, strong minds, and happy families in our local community"
The Patchwork Foundation Is a Non-Profit organization partnered with the Northern Trumbull County Community Foundation. We have a desire to instill the importance of a lifelong love of learning by encouraging each other to move to action, through volunteerism, physical activity, and education within our local environments. Through ecology, wellness, and literacy programs, we plan to help provide a space for all age individuals in our community to connect to each other with fitness, education, civil service, and nature activites. Our hope is to better improve the quality of our neighborhoods while connecting to community members of all ages through ideas, public enhancement, and physical fitness.
The Patchwork Foundation was founded in 2008 by a group of friends who wanted to do more. Instead of getting together to eat and complain about things, we decided to work together to create positive changes in our lives, our families, and in our community. This began for many of us by getting together for play groups, to walk, run, talk about books, create healthy meal plans and more. We started to run and walk in local races. Which is not always easy to do with families, careers, and the many other demands and obligations that life brings. We have all been blessed to have wonderful families, jogging strollers, and the support of each other to help change our lives one step at a time. We soon knew that starting a new race to benefit our local community would be the perfect opportunity to foster positive lifestyles for ourselves and all of the participants. The profits from this race go towards projects and charitable efforts such as the Wellness Garden at the Kinsman Library, the Backpack Program, and helping to support other local groups and projects. We have each been a network for positive changes in our own lives and we hope to inspire the same mind frame of positive thinking for healthy bodies and minds for other individuals and families.