For many, this past year has been a reminder that Carpinteria has a deeply rooted culture of caring. In week three of her 10-week series, photographer Ingrid Bostrom captures portraits of some of Carpinteria’s most compassionate citizens.
Lisa Patsch was one of the many volunteers that delivered meals provided by the 93013 Fund to local seniors through Corktree Cellars and Zookers (an ongoing effort coordinated by Rena Van Kirk).Additionally, Lisa has been keeping Little Free Libraries around town stocked with donated books. As a fifth-grade teacher, Lisa cares deeply about accessible reading materials for all.
When a beloved man in the Noll family’s life passed away from Covid-19 in January, they brainstormed ways to give back (as he always did, without recognition). At the time, Whitney and Gracie (age 3.5) were making bracelets together and decided to sell them and donate the money to help our community. Whitney asked Gracie who she’d like to help, and she replied, “Girls and fairies.” This is when Whitney knew to call Carly Bass at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, since she wasn’t sure how to reach the local fairies!
Whitney and Gracie Noll create beaded gemstone bracelets called “Made with Grace.” They sell their beauties at Pacific Health Foods and 100% of the proceeds are donated to Girls Inc. Carpinteria.