3/30/2020 - Helping Patch Families with food and other necessities
Our Family Development staff continues to work with Patch families by appointment to assist them with food and other necessities. There are many pressing needs – can you help us with a financial or item donation? Click here to Donate Now, or Here for a list of items and how to arrange a drop... Read More
February is Black History Month! We asked Manager of Educational Opportunities Brandi Giles for some tips on celebrating Black history in Louisville. Here is what Brandi had to say!
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1. Spend time recognizing more obscure African-American figures.
Honoring... Read More
For years, The Cabbage Patch staff members noticed a trend among our members; as they became teenagers, they come to The Patch less frequently, even if they had been enthusiastic participants for years! Some of this disengagement could be attributed to the teens needing to get part time jobs to help their families financially, and so we added a Teen Employment... Read More
The children served by The Cabbage Patch primarily live in low income households with single parents. Limited resources mean that family members can be frustrated and stressed, which is why The Patch is such an important place for our members. A new initiative that takes a proactive approach to behavior intervention is Mindfulness Monday, a weekly program that... Read More
It’s a tradition at The Cabbage Patch to make sure that each child has a merry Christmas, especially if their family needs a little help providing the holiday cheer. In 2019, The Patch was able to help 69 families (247 individuals) with Christmas assistance. The project is made possible due to the kindness and generosity of over 20 different Christmas sponsors... Read More
If you visited The Cabbage Patch during Winter Break, you may have seen lots of decorated candles and children writing letters very thoughtfully… what was this about? Why, Kwanzaa, of course!
What is Kwanzaa?
This holiday was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a professor of Pan-African studies at California State University, in order to honor African... Read More
A message from Cabbage Patch Board President Bill Meyer:
It is my pleasure to bring you an exciting announcement from The Cabbage Patch! After a comprehensive succession planning and search process that began in February 2018, we have identified our first new Executive Director in more than 35 years!
The Reverend Dr. Corey G. Miller will succeed... Read More
We are counting down to Give For Good Louisville on September 12 with The Cabbage Patch Trivia Challenge on Facebook! Give For Good Louisville is a day to show that the Louisville community is full of generosity, and we will give a little something back to the person who comments first with the correct answer to the day's trivia question! Join us for some fun,... Read More
We have made excellent progress toward identifying the next Executive Director of the Cabbage Patch as Tracy Holladay prepares to retire in 2020! With several interviews already conducted in July, we are ahead of schedule, and feel confident that we will meet our goal of making an offer in the fall.
It’s clear that people know that The Patch is a great organization!... Read More
The Cabbage Patch creates a sense of community that helps support young people as they conquer unfamiliar and sometimes intimidating challenges, like starting college!
In July, The Patch staff held a college scholar party that hosted both new and seasoned scholars for a laughter-filled evening. The party started out with an introduction from Educational Opportunities... Read More