Stories from The Patch

The First in His Family to Earn a College Degree!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

“Living in an environment where violence was prevalent and education was ignored, I knew I had to do something different if I wanted to become someone different. With the support and encouragement of The Patch I can finally say I’m on the road to becoming someone different.” – Rico Johnson

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Robert Half Brings a Merry Christmas to The Patch!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

For the third year in a row, our friends at Robert Half made the Christmas season bright for our children! Based on good behavior and active participation, 50 Cabbage Patch members earned the privilege of participating in the Robert Half Christmas Party on December 10. The crowd cheered loudly when Santa made his appearance, but they might have cheered even louder for the Chick-fil-a cows…they were really looking forward to those chicken sandwiches! Robert Half went all out with the decorations and games. We played giant Jenga, Dance Dance Revolution, Christmas Cornhole and more. Santa’s Salon offered candy-striped manicures. The icing on the cake was the amazing collection of gifts. A raffle was held for the top prizes like a flat screen TV and a scooter, and each child went home with a big bag of Christmas presents. Special extra prizes were awarded to participants who were seen helping out, like clearing tables or sweeping up. Volunteers were sure to drive the message home that Christmas is the season for giving. We would like to thank Robert Half for showing the children of The Cabbage Patch that helping others is a fun and blessed way to spend time! It takes a village to pull together such an amazing event and we are also thankful for the generous donors who supported Robert Half’s efforts: Toys were donated by Abel Construction, Auto Owners, Beam Suntory, CafePress, DNR Group, FastLine, Grindmaster, Lindemeyer, Nuplex, Penske and Restaurant Supply Solutions. Monetary donations and/or gift cards were received from Blue Wave, Kentucky Science Center, Mary Balderson, Louisville Bats, Orr Protection Services, Papa John’s, Target and ValuMarket. How are you finding ways to give back during Christmas, and all year...

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The Patch Bids Farewell to Harold Hawkins

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

In a bittersweet farewell, The Patch family celebrated Senior Manager of Finance and Accounting Harold Hawkins with a retirement luncheon on December 9. Harold’s family and coworkers, along with friends of The Patch like Commonwealth Bank and Trust, The Glenview Trust Company, Hilliard Lyons Trust Company and PNC Institutional Investment were in attendance to applaud Harold’s guidance over the last 12 years.

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Lessons from The Cabbage Patch Kitchen

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Cooking is a great skill to learn, right? Who wouldn’t want to impress their friends and family with homemade meals and gifts? At The Cabbage Patch, the kitchen is definitely a great place to learn, but we’re not just talking recipes!

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A Happy Thanksgiving From Christ Church!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

For many of the families we serve, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be a very special day with out the support of our volunteers! With budgets stretched to the limit in a season of high utility bills and holidays, parents find their resources spread thin.

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Patch Parent Thankful for New Car Courtesy of Oxmoor This Holiday Season

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

This Thanksgiving season, Oxmoor Auto Group, Progressive Insurance and The National Auto Body Council (NABC) teamed up through a nationwide community service project called Recycled Rides to repair and donate a refurbished car to a deserving local family. For the second year in a row, they reached out to The Cabbage Patch to find the lucky recipient!

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