Friday, March 27, 2020

Drumming fingers? Twiddling thumbs? Put them to work!

Eager to send a Minnesota Moose Howdy from Belle's ToolBox!

We closed two weeks ago thinking that it was the most responsible action for us to take.  Our setting is, after all, totally about being 'hands-on' and 'social distancing' seems an especially strange concept for us!

We, in fact, LOVE to shake hands and hug!!!

The crew has wrestled with how we might best use our 'tools' and have been in contact with like-minded community members.

An immediate action is to encourage children to draw and write messages for seniors in our neighborhood. We have connected with a group that are informed on elders who have support and those who do not. They will put your messages in envelopes, stamp them, and see that they get to homes of folks who could use a little cheer!!

If you could put a 'special message' (or several) in a baggie and leave at the box located by our gate on 34 St (NOT 42nd), we'll pass them along!

Also, thinking the Rainbows in Windows a Lovely idea! Again, if you wanted to leave some at the gate in a baggy, we would distribute to other neighbors we know who might like a rainbow for their window.

Though we are apart, we are together. Have fun, be safe, connect with others in creative ways, express your love often, keep calm, breathe deep, and - as impossible as it may feel at times - laugh as much as possible. We look forward to the time when we can once again shake your hands and welcome you through the doors of Belle's ToolBox.

Be well,
Belle's Crew

Thursday, March 12, 2020

CLOSED (until further notice)

Howdy Friends!

In response to community health concerns, Belle's will not be open... until further notice. We will update our website when our status changes. If you have questions, direct them by email to

Thinking if we all make an effort to refrain from close contact, we will help minimize risks to all. Thanks for your ongoing support of our family project space.... where hands and hearts connect :0)

Be well,
Team Belle's