Stories from The Patch

New Year, New Efficiency! The Patch Upgrades Financial Management

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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 standards of transparency and responsibility and we are excited to modernize the way we maximize our resources!

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“This is all for me?” Cabbage Patch Volunteers Create Hope During Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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 neighborhoods. The crime and violence are rampant, but the rent is within her budget. The winter months are particularly challenging for her; throughout most of the year, she very carefully stretches her income to meet her expenses, but winter utility bills add another layer of difficulty. If it were not for The Cabbage Patch’s holiday assistance, Christmas gifts would be out of the question for her and her children.

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A Young Volunteer Celebrates the Christmas Spirit

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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 enjoy making connections with our Patch families and putting a personal touch on holiday assistance.

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Beating the Chill with Project Warm!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Do you know how to conserve energy in your home as the weather gets colder? There are simple ways to keep your family warm while reducing your heating bills, and we invited Project Warm to educate families on these methods during a recent Patch Parents meeting.

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A Visit with The Cabbage Patch College Scholars

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

“You don’t work your way out of poverty, you educate your way out” is a phrase that former longtime staff member Roosevelt
Chin loved to say. This truth is at the heart of The Cabbage Patch’s College Scholars Program, an inspiring initiative that drives our mission to profoundly change lives.

The College Scholars program assures that at-risk students prepare to be college-ready; choose their college goals wisely; apply themselves throughout their college career; and graduate debt free, or with minimal debt. By maintaining a mentoring relationship throughout all stages of preparing for and navigating college, The Cabbage Patch is very successful in helping at-risk students attain degrees and become career-ready.

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Myrrakal Shares Her Cabbage Patch Story

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

This year at The Delta Dental Cabbage Patch Annual Auction, College Scholar Myrrakal Crawley shared her courageous story. As an integral member of The Cabbage Patch, Myrrakal is a true inspiration to young people as they work to maximize their potential.

Read on for Myrrakal’s speech!

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