At the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, Cabbage Patch science campers leaned close to a hospital bed to inspect a very realistic medical simulation robot.
“My chest hurts!” Suddenly the robot seemed to spring to life, but he wasn’t feeling well! Campers jumped back in surprise, and nervous laughter ensued. Once they composed themselves,... Read More
“In the same way that an artist creates with paint, or a musician creates with notes, I make art with flavor,” said Chef Anthony Lamas of Seviche during Young Chefs' Camp. The campers were visiting the award-winning Highlands restaurant and learning about how Lamas’ Latino heritage inspired his culinary career.
“This is like my first album,”... Read More
One morning at The Cabbage Patch, the children of Spy Camp infiltrated the administrative offices. They had some questions for Emma Gonna Planitall, a secret agent who specializes in event planning.
“What is your shoe size?” asked one camper as he peered at his agent dossier. He and his fellow spies were trying to find the double agent in our midst who... Read More
With recent government cuts to after school and summer programs, it is more important than ever that privately funded organizations fill the need for constructive programming during out of school time. At The Cabbage Patch, we are blessed to have supporters that make creative solutions possible for the challenges faced by at-risk children.
Traditionally, low... Read More
When a Little Free Library appears in a neighborhood, the first reaction is often curiosity. People pause to see what’s inside the interesting little box, and they wonder who put it there. We thought we would share the story behind our Little Library at 1421 S. 6th St.
Local design firm Luckett & Farley launched their Leadership Institute (LFLI)... Read More
Working together to create beauty – what a wonderful lesson to teach a child! During Spring Break at The Patch, art camp focused on collaborative creativity, with our friends from Baxter’s Corner leading the fun.
Children were presented with just four colors – blue, red, white and yellow – and a color chart with a dazzling array of hues. Working... Read More
Show of hands…who gets a little nervous just thinking about gym class kickball? You’re standing up there, all eyes on you, with the fate of your team in the balance. Most of our Board members left that experience behind years ago, but they were willing to get back in the game for the sake of the children of The Patch! Kickball was just one of the activities... Read More
The Cabbage Patch is beginning the New Year with a new financial management system, and a new senior manager of finance and accounting! Because we are not a Metro United Way agency and do not solicit government funding, we depend on donors like you to provide life-changing programs to at-risk youth. For more than 106 years, the organization has maintained high... Read More
Susana* rang the doorbell at the Family Services department, having parked her car in front of The Cabbage Patch in anticipation of loading her Christmas basket items. The wind chilled her, and she gladly stepped into the warmth of the room filled with Christmas packages when staff member Doug opened the door.
Susana lives in one of Louisville’s most troubled... Read More
Each year, The Cabbage Patch is a place of joy and hope for those who otherwise would struggle to provide their families with a merry Christmas. Our Patch Parents work hard to support their children, but the holiday season, combined with winter utility bills, can put a strain on the budget. We are fortunate to have so many volunteers and community partners who... Read More