Autumn, Auctions, and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood


The Seasons are Changing and our Mission is Growing 

Another Summer has come to a close, and what a great Summer it has been! From farmers' markets to garden parties, we've had a great time connecting with the community and mentoring the youth of West Central. We've achieved a lot of great things together during the harvest months. Now the days are shorter and the weather's colder, but we have some great things to achieve yet!


Going Once, Going Twice...

Sold! The Fall auction was officially a success. Together we enjoyed a wonderful night of music, food, and unity. It is incredibly heartwarming to see the the people of this city come together in the spirit of giving, and an important reminder of how much support this community has to give. We certainly are lucky to have neighbors like you. (Also, a special thanks to Boot's Bakery for preparing the amazing hors d’oeuvres.) 

Organizations like ours depends on the support of people like you. Your time, your generosity, and your kindness are essential to our continued mission of providing the youth of this community with an opportunity to empower themselves. Thanks for coming out Spokane

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Now What?

The air is getting crisp and the leaves turning gold, which means it's time to pack up the farm once more. This means we’ll be harvesting the last of the crops, covering over the lots, and packing up our booths at Emerson Garfield and Kendall Yards farmers' markets. (CSA pick-ups will still be available until the end of October.)

Not to worry though; although the harvest is coming to an end, our work here is not. You’ll find us engaged in outreach, fundraising, community events throughout the season. We’re looking forward to partnerships with WCCC and NECC, and are already planning some exciting new programs and events for the coming seasons. 

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Coming Soon!

Speaking of events, we hope you join us for our upcoming Black Friday event (November 23) where there will be snacks, drinks and a showing of the recent Mr. Rogers documentary Will You Be My Neighbor? We promise it will be a better way to spend Black Friday than fighting through the mobs at a big box retailer.

This is a great opportunity to connect with your community, sit back & relax, and digest your Thanksgiving leftovers. We've got plenty of seats, so bring the whole family. It's a great movie for children and adults alike.

This event is in conjunction with our friends at Dinner Table at Episcopal Mission, who provide free meals in the dining hall on Wednesday evening (dinner) and Saturday/Sunday mornings. (breakfast)  We are proud to supply the produce for Dinner Table's efforts, and are happy to have a partner like them in our shared mission of feeding the community fresh and nutritious foods.  

Save the date, and stay tuned for more details! In the meantime - drink cocoa, carve pumpkins, and stay warm. We’ll see you soon.

Our Mission is Still Growing

We at River City Youth Ops are already preparing for a new year of empowering youth to become leaders in their community. You can help keep the operations running through the off-season by sponsoring a youth participant and signing up for our veggie subscription.