Pat Walsh and Betty Newell of Cut Ups of Northern California
The nonprofit Cut Ups of Northern California must vacate their current workspace and are in desperate need to find a new place. The 96-year old head of the charity, Betty Newell, is extremely worried about finding a new location. Cut Ups needs 1,400 square feet for storage and workshop; the 501c3 can only pay $250 a month but the rent could potentially be a tax write-off for the landlord.
Since 1981, Cut Ups has created and donated 30,000+ much-needed items to the populations served by other charities in the Sacramento region. Volunteers sew, knit, crochet, gather, buy and refurbish things for use by autistic children/adults, Alzheimer’s patients, the homeless, abused and abandoned children, victims of violence and domestic abuse, aging and disabled veterans, women’s shelters, a children’s bereavement program, low-income single parents, homeless in transition, a crisis nursery and many others.
The current workshop is in the Sacramento Food Bank building on Bell Ave., but the Food Bank now needs to use the space Cut Ups currently rents. As many Cut Upsvolunteers are older and have limited mobility, the new location should be in a 10-mile radius of the current one. It would only be accessed by the volunteers (not open to the public) but needs to be safe and secure for them to come and go.
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