Giving Back Articles
Published in March 2013 - The Tabitha Quilters Sew With Love Story: Claudia Mosby Photos: Betsy Erickson For a few hours every week, the Tabitha Quilters gather over colorful fabric splayed across tables and sewing machines in the Fellowship Hall at St. James Lutheran Church in Redding, where they work on projects threaded with love to be sent to others, both near and far. Some cut fabric strips, others blocks. Some machine-sew ..
Published in January 2013 - The Redding Police Department Chaplaincy Program Offers a Helping Hand Story by Claudia Mosby When his 5-year-old son Michael was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, the Redding Police Department chaplains were there to support Cpl. Mike Woods and his family. The veteran officer, who has been with the department for 11 years, says prior to arriving at the agency he had never been exposed to a police chaplaincy progra..
Published in November 2012 - Ugly Sweaters Benefit Northern Valley Catholic Social Service Story: Kerri Regan Photos: Bret Christensen Say “ugly sweater,” and most folks’ thoughts turn to smiling reindeer and glittery trees. At the Second Time Around thrift shop on North Market Street, however, you can set your sights much higher. Or, in this case, lower. Envision, if you will, a black sweater featuring a pirat..
Published in August 2012 - Story: Claudia Mosby Photos: Tracey Hedge COMPASS SHININGCARE'S GRACE PLACE There is a hidden gem at 1448 Pine St., inside the historic Thompson house, one of the oldest in Redding. From the outside, the building doesn’t call much attention to itself, but those who enter GracePlace Tea House & Gift Boutique soon realize they have discovered a unique and wonderful place. Wood floors and a..
Published in June 2012 - RANGER-LED KAYAK PROGRAMS AT WHISKEYTOWN LAKE Story by Claudia Mosby Photos courtesy of the National Park Service “We’ve taken more than 20,000 people on kayak tours since the program started,” says Clinton Kane, Park Ranger at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (WNRA). “It’s an opportunity for visitors to experience the lake from a different point of view. When you’r..