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Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop TBA / Whittier Free Store Open / Artisan Work Lab Open

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Artisan Work Lab is Open

The Artisan Work Lab is open for studio time today from 1pm - 5pm.

We’ll be having a workshop in the Artisan Work Lab at 3pm. The topic will be announced soon!


Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.

  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

FREE PLAY at the Artisan Work Lab

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The Artisan Work Lab (AWL) is open for FREE PLAY at 3pm.

FREE PLAY are creative sessions in the AWL open to the community at no cost to utilize supplies set out on tables for imagination and experimenting. Appropriate for all ages, especially kids. Open to non-members.

We are located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Catalyst Speech Contest / Community Potluck / Whittier Free Store & Artisan Work Lab Open

Catalyst Speech Contest

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Catayst is hosting a speech contest with cash prizes!

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 12:00PM Potluck, 1:00PM speeches
Location: 12907 Hadley Street, Whittier, CA 90601


Speech Topic: "Building Community Through Sharing"
Speech Duration: 5-7 mins

Prizes:

1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25


**prize money will be given in the form of a check.

Community Potluck

Join us for our monthly community potluck prior to the soft opening of the Artisan Work Lab and the opening hours of the Whittier Free Store! The potluck will be from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in the downstairs courtyard area. Bring any dish or food item (if you are able) that you would like to share. Meet the staff and volunteers for Catalyst and the Whittier Free Store. Meet other members of the community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at freestore@gocatalyst.org.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

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Artisan Work Lab Open

The Artisan Work Lab will be open today from 1pm - 5pm for studio time.

We’ll have a workshop at 3pm. The topic will be announced soon!

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Whittier Free Store Open

The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (refer to calendar for specific dates). Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things. Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit. If you bring an item for the potluck, you may choose an extra item as well.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Artisan Work Lab Volunteer Staff - require commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in and supervision of the makerspace.

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.

  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

  • Event Volunteers - monthly, as needed. Sign up to help set up/take down tables and chairs, EZ-ups, check in table, organize food/drinks tables, signage, and other things as needed during monthly potluck events or special events.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Dec
9
12:30 PM12:30

Artisan Work Lab Open / Whittier Free Store Closed for Inventory

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The Artisan Work Lab is open for studio time from 1pm - 5pm.

We will have a workshop at 3pm. The topic will be announced soon!

The Whittier Free Store is closed for inventory processing.

Volunteer Opportunities

We will be processing inventory for the free store from 12:30pm - 5:30pm.

Come on by to help out! 

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Sign up by sending email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop TBA / Whittier Free Store Open / Artisan Work Lab Open

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Artisan Work Lab is Open

The Artisan Work Lab is open for studio time today from 1pm - 5pm.

We’ll be having a workshop in the Artisan Work Lab at 3pm. The topic will be announced soon!


Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.

  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

FREE PLAY at the Artisan Work Lab

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The Artisan Work Lab (AWL) is open for FREE PLAY at 3pm.

FREE PLAY are creative sessions in the AWL open to the community at no cost to utilize supplies set out on tables for imagination and experimenting. Appropriate for all ages, especially kids. Open to non-members.

We are located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

So You Wanna Sing?: A Vocal Primer

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This community workshop on Sunday, November 11th at 1:00PM at the Artisan Work Lab will provide participants with information on healthy singing and techniques used by professional singers in various styles. The content of the session will be equally beneficial for beginners and more experienced vocalists.

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Topics to be covered include:

-How the voice actually works
-Voice classification/ranges
-Breathing and support
-Healthy tonal production
-Resonance/projection
-Warming up and cooling down
-Vocal myths
-Vocal health
-Stage fright
-Connecting with the lyric

Cost: $5 at the door; instructor gratefully accepts tips.

To sign up, please email 
artisanworklab@gocatalyst.org.
 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Earl Harville is a professional voice teacher/coach and consultant with over 20 years of experience. Amongst his clients are singers of pop, R&B, gospel, contemporary Christian, musical theater, and rock. His students have been accepted to such schools as Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, and his alma mater Columbia College Chicago, from where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Vocal Performance. He also has Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music and has taught on the K-12 level in Indiana and Illinois. Earl is a Mentor Teacher with the International Voice Teachers of Mix (IVTOM) and is known for his work aiding singers in recovering from vocal fatigue and injury. Additionally, he is a singer/songwriter currently preparing for the release of a new EP.

Check out his web site at https://earlharvillevox.wordpress.com/

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Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Soft Opening of Artisan Work Lab / Community Potluck / Whittier Free Store Open

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Join us for the soft opening of the Artisan Work Lab! After nearly a year of clearing out and cleaning this room, we’ve transformed it into a makerspace for the community.

We’ll have studio space for artists, crafters, and makers. We’ll also have a calendar of workshops.

The soft opening starts at 1pm.

Community Potluck

Join us for our monthly community potluck prior to the soft opening of the Artisan Work Lab and the opening hours of the Whittier Free Store! The potluck will be from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in the downstairs courtyard area. Bring any dish or food item (if you are able) that you would like to share. Meet the staff and volunteers for Catalyst and the Whittier Free Store. Meet other members of the community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at freestore@gocatalyst.org.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Whittier Free Store Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (refer to calendar for specific dates). Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things. Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit. If you bring an item for the potluck, you may choose an extra item as well.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Artisan Work Lab Volunteer Staff - require commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in and supervision of the makerspace.

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.

  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

  • Event Volunteers - monthly, as needed. Sign up to help set up/take down tables and chairs, EZ-ups, check in table, organize food/drinks tables, signage, and other things as needed during monthly potluck events or special events.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Halloween Costume Making & Jack-o-Lantern Jars Workshop

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We’ll be testing out our new Artisan Work Lab makerspace by having a pre-opening event for creating your own halloween costumes from materials from our free store excess inventory. We’ll also be hosting a free workshop on creating your own jack-o-lanterns from empty glass jars. We’ll have some jars here for you to use or you can bring any empty glass jars that you’ve been collecting at home! We’ll also have free candy for the kids.

The workshops will be from 1pm - 4pm in the Artisan Work Lab.

If you would like to attend, please sign up by sending email to freestore@gocatalyst.org.

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Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.

  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

Work Day: Inventory

The Whittier Free Store is closed for inventory processing.

Volunteer Opportunities

We will be processing inventory for the free store.

We will be organizing the room designated for the new Artisan Work Lab. 

Come on by to help out! 

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Sign up by sending email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Community Potluck / Whittier Free Store Open / Artisan Work Lab

Community Potluck

Join us for our monthly community potluck prior to the opening hours of the Whittier Free Store! The potluck will be from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in the downstairs courtyard area. Bring any dish or food item (if you are able) that you would like to share. Meet the staff and volunteers for Catalyst and the Whittier Free Store. Meet other members of the community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at freestore@gocatalyst.org.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 


Calling all artists, crafters, and makers

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The Artisan Work Lab is finally ready for artisans to come and see the space and provide input as to how you might personally like to use the space, how we can make it functional for community use, and the kinds of workshops/classes that you’d like to teach or participate in. Please come on by during the potluck!


Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (refer to calendar for specific dates). Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things. Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit. If you bring an item for the potluck, you may choose an extra item as well.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Artisan Work Lab Volunteer Staff - require commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in and supervision of the makerspace.

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.

  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

  • Event Volunteers - monthly, as needed. Sign up to help set up/take down tables and chairs, EZ-ups, check in table, organize food/drinks tables, signage, and other things as needed during monthly potluck events or special events.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Whittier Free Store Open

Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Sep
9
12:30 PM12:30

Work Day: Inventory

The Whittier Free Store is closed for inventory processing.

Volunteer Opportunities

We will be processing inventory for the free store.

We will be organizing the room designated for the new Artisan Work Lab. 

Come on by to help out! 

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Sign up by sending email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

View Event →
Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

Community Potluck & Whittier Free Store Open

Community Potluck

Join us for our monthly community potluck prior to the opening hours of the Whittier Free Store! The potluck will be from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in the downstairs courtyard area. Bring any dish or food item (if you are able) that you would like to share. Meet the staff and volunteers for Catalyst and the Whittier Free Store. Meet other members of the community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at freestore@gocatalyst.org.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (refer to calendar for specific dates). Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things. Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit. If you bring an item for the potluck, you may choose an extra item as well.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.
     
  • Event Volunteers - monthly, as needed. Sign up to help set up/take down tables and chairs, EZ-ups, check in table, organize food/drinks tables, signage, and other things as needed during monthly potluck events or special events.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Whittier Free Store Open

Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Aug
12
12:30 PM12:30

Work Day: Inventory

The Whittier Free Store is closed for inventory processing.

Volunteer Opportunities

We will be processing inventory for the free store.

We will be organizing the room designated for the new Artisan Work Lab. 

Come on by to help out! 

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Sign up by sending email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

Community Potluck & Whittier Free Store Open

Community Potluck

Join us for our monthly community potluck prior to the opening hours of the Whittier Free Store! The potluck will be from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in the downstairs courtyard area. Bring any dish or food item (if you are able) that you would like to share. Meet the staff and volunteers for Catalyst and the Whittier Free Store. Meet other members of the community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at freestore@gocatalyst.org.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (refer to calendar for specific dates). Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things. Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit. If you bring an item for the potluck, you may choose an extra item as well.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.
     
  • Event Volunteers - monthly, as needed. Sign up to help set up/take down tables and chairs, EZ-ups, check in table, organize food/drinks tables, signage, and other things as needed during monthly potluck events or special events.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Work Day: Artisan Work Lab & Inventory Room & Shipping Container

Volunteer Opportunity

We are cleaning out the room designated for the new Artisan Work Lab and we are sorting and moving the excess donations from the inventory room. We'll also be cleaning out and organizing the shipping container. Come on by to help out! 

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Sign up by sending email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Whittier Free Store Open

Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Apr
15
12:30 PM12:30

Work Day: Inventory

The Whittier Free Store is closed for inventory processing.

Volunteer Opportunities

We will be processing inventory for the free store.

We will be organizing the rooms designated for the new Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library. 

Come on by to help out! 

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Sign up by sending email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Catalyst 12th Anniversary Celebration

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We are excited to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Catalyst Network of Communities! Established in April 2006 originally as Catalyst Long Beach, for the past 12 years we have worked to help create an environment that makes it easier for you to connect, collaborate, and share resources. Take a look at our History page here to see the impact we've had!

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Community Potluck

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Join us for our monthly community potluck prior to the opening hours of the Whittier Free Store! The potluck will be from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in the downstairs courtyard area. Bring any dish or food item (if you are able) that you would like to share. Meet the staff and volunteers for Catalyst and the Whittier Free Store. Meet other members of the community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost. Today's special: everyone receives 2 items plus 3 additional clothing items, plus 1 item if you bring a potluck item, plus 1 item if you donate to the free store. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things. Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

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Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.
     
  • Event Volunteers - monthly, as needed. Sign up to help set up/take down tables and chairs, EZ-ups, check in table, organize food/drinks tables, signage, and other things as needed during monthly potluck events or special events.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Closed for Easter

The Whittier Free Store and other operations is closed for the Easter holiday!

Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers on Team Catalyst! Thank you to all of our amazing members and supporting members of the Whittier Free Store!

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Whittier Free Store Open

Whittier Free Store is Open

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The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (refer to calendar for specific dates). Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Mar
11
12:30 PM12:30

Work Day: Inventory

The Whittier Free Store is closed for inventory processing.

Volunteer Opportunities

We will be processing inventory for the free store.

We will be organizing the rooms designated for the new Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library. 

Come on by to help out! 

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Sign up by sending email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

Community Potluck & Whittier Free Store Open

Community Potluck

Join us for our monthly community potluck prior to the opening hours of the Whittier Free Store! The potluck will be from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in the downstairs courtyard area. Bring any dish or food item (if you are able) that you would like to share. Meet the staff and volunteers for Catalyst and the Whittier Free Store. Meet other members of the community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at freestore@gocatalyst.org.

The Whittier Free Store is located at 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601 in Uptown Whittier. 

Whittier Free Store is Open

The Whittier Free Store will be open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (refer to calendar for specific dates). Become a member of the Whittier Free Store; membership is free and only involves a brief orientation to learn how we do things. Since the free store is located upstairs, we apologize that it is not accessible for individuals with certain disabilities. However, if you send email to freestore@gocatalyst.org in advance, we may be able to work with you to make other accommodations.

Donations are welcome! You may bring up to 1 or 2 bags or boxes of items - whatever you are able to safely carry by yourself up the stairs in one trip. We accept clothing, household items, cookware, toys, small appliances, and other items that can fit in our small shop. We cannot accept furniture or bulky items at this time (yes, even if you can carry it by yourself in one trip!).

Everyone (with free membership) is welcome to shop the free store at no cost and may choose 2 items. March 4th is an UNLIMITED CLOTHING DAY so that means all shoppers may choose any number of clothing items. Donating is not required in order to shop. If you bring in a donation, you may choose an extra item to receive. Supporting Members may also choose an additional item and can shop from the Supporting Members section. There is also an Unlimited Items area where everyone can choose to receive without limit.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Whittier Free Store Volunteer Staff - requires commitment to show up when scheduled, 12:30pm - 5:30pm shift on the 1st, 2nd, and/OR 3rd Sundays. These positions involve check-in, check-out, inventory processing.
     
  • General Volunteers - flexible schedule, as needed. Sign up for specific tasks: sweeping; bathroom cleaning; trash; courtyard cleaning (sweeping/raking); untangling hangers; designing store displays; ceiling tiles; handyman/woman tasks; sort and identify items from inventory for WFS, overstock donations, or Artisan Work Lab; helping to clean out and organize rooms (Artisan Work Lab and Tool Library rooms); and other tasks.
     
  • Event Volunteers - monthly, as needed. Sign up to help set up/take down tables and chairs, EZ-ups, check in table, organize food/drinks tables, signage, and other things as needed during monthly potluck events or special events.

To sign up, send email to volunteer@gocatalyst.org.

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