Calendar

May
2
to Nov 16

Human Connections Project Key Dates

For info about the Human Connections Project, go to:
www.gocatalyst.org/human-connections-project

Key dates:

  • June 22, 2019: 10AM Human Book Orientation Meeting

  • June 22, 2019: 11AM - 3PM Human Library Connection Event

  • July 27, 2019: 6PM - 8PM 1 Course Connection Event

  • August 17, 2019: 6PM - 8PM 1 Meal Connection Event

  • September 2019 (month): 1 Challenge meet ups

  • November 16, 2019: 6PM - 8PM Project Video Viewing Party

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

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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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

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.

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Jun
9
12:30 PM12:30

Artisan Work Lab Open / Whittier Free Store Closed for Inventory

Artisan Work Lab

FREE PLAY will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

FREE PLAY will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Whittier Free Store

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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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

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.

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Jun
16
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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Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Human Library

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Our Human Library event will allow you to browse a diverse selection of “human books” (people), and to “check-out” the books in 15-20 minute intervals to listen, learn, and ask questions in a non-confrontational format. Human books will choose aspects of their own life to share, create a book title for themselves, and stand-by to be checked out by you.

DATE: June 22, 2019 - 11:00AM - 3:00PM
LOCATION: 12907 Hadley Street (at Comstock), Whittier, CA 90601, Outside Courtyards
COST: Free for all attendees.

This is the first of four connection events that comprise our Human Connections Project designed to create a safe space for you to connect with others who are different from yourself.

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May
19
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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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

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.

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May
5
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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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

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.

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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

FREE PLAY at the Artisan Work Lab

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The Artisan Work Lab (AWL) is open for FREE PLAY at 1pm.

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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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Whittier Free Store is Open

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Special Schedule this month because of Easter!

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.

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Apr
7
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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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

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.

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Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

FREE PLAY at the Artisan Work Lab

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The Artisan Work Lab (AWL) is open for FREE PLAY at 1pm.

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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Mar
17
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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Mar
10
12:30 PM12:30

Artisan Work Lab Open / Whittier Free Store Closed for Inventory

Artisan Work Lab

FREE PLAY will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

FREE PLAY will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

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This month, learn some sewing basics while upcycling a button-up shirt into an apron! Bring an old shirt or get one from the Whittier Free Store and our instructor Aniketa will show you step by step how to make your own apron. The workshop is free and we gratefully accept donations for the Artisan Work Lab. Join us on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 3:00pm. To sign up, send email to artisanworklab@gocatalyst.org.

Whittier Free Store

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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Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Community Potluck / Whittier Free Store & Artisan Work Lab Open

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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.

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Artisan Work Lab Open

The Artisan Work Lab will be open today from 1pm - 5pm for FREE PLAY.

We’ll have supplies out for you to be creative and use your imagination!

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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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Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

FREE PLAY at the Artisan Work Lab

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The Artisan Work Lab (AWL) is open for FREE PLAY at 1pm.

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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Feb
17
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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Feb
10
12:30 PM12:30

Artisan Work Lab Open / Whittier Free Store Closed for Inventory

Artisan Work Lab

FREE PLAY will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

FREE PLAY will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

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We will have a DIY Essential Oil Sprays workshop at 3pm. Learn about the properties and benefits of essential oils. Learn how to easily create your own essential oil sprays at home! Cost is $5 at the door plus $10 supplies fee (you will be making 1 spray, 1 roller-ball, and 1 aroma stick to take home). Maximum 15 people allowed; sign up at artisanworklab@gocatalyst.org.

We’ll have FREE PLAY from 3-5pm. We’ll have supplies for xmas ornament making.

Whittier Free Store

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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Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

Community Potluck / Whittier Free Store & Artisan Work Lab Open

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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.

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Artisan Work Lab Open

The Artisan Work Lab will be open today from 1pm - 5pm for FREE PLAY.

We’ll have supplies out for you to be creative and use your imagination!

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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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Jan
20
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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Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

FREE PLAY at the Artisan Work Lab

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The Artisan Work Lab (AWL) is open for FREE PLAY at 1pm.

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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