Stories from The Patch

“I love my new Cabbage Patch”

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

The Cabbage Patch thanks our generous donors and supporters who recently helped us fulfill our Room to Grow Capital Campaign (which added 19,000 square feet and updated 10,000 square feet of existing program space to our location on South Sixth Street). But our thank you’s pale in comparison to the gratitude of this Cabbage Patcher.

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Riding a New Path with The Patch

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

There are a lot of programs at The Patch that you can participate in, and it is a fun and loving place to be,” says “Keenan”—a young man who has actively participated in programs at The Cabbage Patch for the last ten years.

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Alumni Feature: Gary Allen Love

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Alumni Stories, Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Gary Allen Love, a 15-year employee at Ford Motor Company, a student earning his degree in education, and father of four, is living proof of The Patch’s mission to “profoundly change lives.” At the young age of 11, The Cabbage Patch captured his heart and made a lasting impact on his life.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Fox

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Long before James “Jamie” Fox became a Master Sergeant in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, he was a member of The Cabbage Patch.

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The Cabbage Patch helped me break the cycle of poverty.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Every day the lives of at-risk children and families are being profoundly changed thanks to the investment of our generous and faithful donors. “The Cabbage Patch’s Counseling & Family Services program helped me break the cycle of poverty for me and my children,” said Starr. In 2012, she earned her Associate of Science degree in nursing and is well on her way toward earning a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. “This has been a long journey, filled with many obstacles. But I received  support and guidance from The Cabbage Patch throughout.” The Family Scholar House also provided significant assistance in helping Starr reach this goal, providing housing, financial assistance, and educational advisement. “Throughout this time, my sons have been very active in The Cabbage Patch’s Recreation and Education programs,” she said. “I tell everyone I can about The Cabbage patch and tell other parents they should involve their kids in their programs.” In fact, Starr’s son is one of The Patch’s College Scholars, receiving scholarships to support him as he earns his way to a degree. He is an excellent student athlete majoring in sports management with a pre-concentration in health. “He’s a good kid,” said Starr. “He asked me for a juicer for his birthday because he likes to eat and drink healthy foods.” The Cabbage Patch is proud of Starr and her family for working hard to make life better. To learn how you can support the work of The Cabbage Patch and support families just like Starr’s, click...

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Alumni Spotlight: Phyllis’ Story

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Alumni Stories, Stories from The Patch, Uncategorized | 0 comments

PHYLLIS SANTOS is Director of Marketing & Development Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center/ Easter Seals of Louisville. She attended The Cabbage Patch in the 1950s, participating in sewing, art classes, and field trips on the “Big Red Truck” until her family moved a few years later. We recently caught up with her, and she shared her experiences from The Patch. “The Cabbage Patch taught me cooperation and how to have fun,” Phyllis said. “My family’s church (Stuart Robinson Memorial Presbyterian) was next door to The Patch. Between my church, my family and The Patch, I also learned the importance of giving back and getting involved.” “My family was very poor and we could not afford to go on vacations, so being able to take field trips to various places around Kentucky and swimming trips created great memories for me. I especially remember singing and meeting new friends on these trips. I always felt safe and loved at The Patch.” “Winning for Life to me means living a winning life of good values, work ethics and using my blessings and gifts to do what I can to make a difference in whatever direction I am led. This also means having a team spirit of inclusion and respect for all...

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