The nice folks at Shared Harvest gave me a gift as a thank you for volunteering. Their t-shirt was a generous gift. But, it was lacking.
It needed some color. It needed to be warmer to wear in the warehouse in the winter. It needed COLOR.
So, I cut it up and dyed it…adding color using shibori techniques. And, I combined it with other fabric friends to make a warm winter tunic.
Part of the Feeding America network, Shared Harvest works very hard to help feed the food insecure in Butler and the nearby counties. As a food warehouse they provide food to local pantries. And, they have special programs (Backpack and Senior food box) to feed the young and the old.
Shared Harvest hasn’t offered me another t-shirt.
The Fitton is a community arts center right on the Miami River amid downtown Hamilton. There are lovely galleries that display work of artists from all over. A theater and ballroom present musical and theatrical pieces and the Fitton offers a variety of classes. The Fitton is a hub of the Hamilton arts scene. Currently the Fitton is partnering with the city to paint murals on several downtown buildings.
The Fitton folks said they were going to give me a t-shirt. But they didn’t. Maybe they knew what happens to t-shirts that are given to me.