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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Kevin Waters

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Kevin Waters "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglass Due to the many ways that our featured volunteer of the month, Mr. Kevin Waters, has shown a spirit of volunteerism, it took some...

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A BIG Thank-you!

A BIG Thank-you! OCP lives on the edge. We can only do what we do because we have so many wonderful volunteers—over 50 outside community volunteers coming in every week, and around 25 of our own members who volunteer each week—homeless and...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Larry Jones

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Larry Jones “Resilience: The way the water knows just how to flow, not force itself around a river rock; then surely I can stretch myself in the shape my own path is asking of me.”  - Corina Fadel Mr. Larry...

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Support OCP in the Great Community Give!

Support OCP in the Great Community Give! Dear OCP Community, By now you’ve probably heard about the GREAT COMMUNITY GIVE. This is a one-day event on April 18 created by our local Community Foundation to inspire online giving to local...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Damon Ayers

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Damon Ayers “What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt- it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” – Hal Boyle When you first lay eyes on our...

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Why Do People Come to OCP?

Why Do People Come to OCP? I have been at OCP now as the new director for 3 weeks. Wow, what an experience. The staff team is fantastic and works very hard. I have never seen a program where community members chip in so much to help run the...

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Let Us Be Kind to One Another

Let Us Be Kind to One Another "Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle.” – Ian Mclaren In a recent blog post, Randi, our Kitchen Manager wrote about the joys and difficulties of working at OCP. From time to...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month, Frances Holland

Featured Volunteer of the Month, Frances Holland If you stumble, just smile and make it part of the dance.  -Author unknown Everyone who walks into Our Community Place’s doors has unique story. This month, we share the story of an OCPerson who...

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What Does Tax Reform Mean for Your Giving?

What Does Tax Reform Mean for Your Giving? You may have heard that Congress has passed sweeping changes so the tax code that are taking effect in 2018. One change that will effect nearly all of our donors is a large increase in the standard...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Estifanos Habterman

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Estifanos Habterman In a recent podcast, I talked about seeing success and failure as part of a journey, rather than an outcome. This concept couldn’t describe anybody better than our features volunteer of the...

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Beauty in the Mess

Beauty in the Mess It can get pretty raw at Our Community Place. The heart and the struggle that play out every day in the community center are by turns the greatest reward and the most exhausting challenge about being here. People act out...

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