There are many ways you can support at-risk children and families through giving to The Cabbage Patch.
When you give generously to The Patch:
- Nicholas gets help with his homework three days every week in the Educational Opportunities Program.
- Little Nora improves her confidence as she learns to sew in our Sugar & Spice Program in Recreation/Youth Development.
- Starr receives the counseling and support she needs to continue pursuing a college diploma and pull her family out of poverty through Counseling and Family Services.
“I would not be here tonight–I wouldn’t be on my way to being first member of family to graduate from college-if it weren’t for The Cabbage Patch.”
-Jaquail Fowler, Cabbage Patch College Scholar, speaking at the 2012 Cabbage Patch Auction
Kit Davis has decided to leave a lasting legacy while profoundly changing lives at The Cabbage Patch. By participating in The Patch’s estate giving program, her impact on at-risk children and families in Louisville will last for generations to come. Watch the video to see Kit’s story:
See below to learn the the various ways you can make a difference through giving.
Gifts of any amount to our Annual Fund allow The Cabbage Patch to provide purpose-driven programs in Recreation/Youth Development, Educational Opportunities, and Counseling & Family Services to 1,000-1,200 at-risk children and their families annually. Through support of our Annual Fund, you can ensure these vital services remain intact and that lives are profoundly changed through the building of healthy relationships.
You can also support the Annual Fund through support of our annual Summer Camp Program.
“I love going to camp! My mom works really hard and we never got to go on vacation. Last year at Cabbage Patch camp, I got to go new places, make new friends, and try new things. I hope I can go again this year!” -Troy, Age 9
Each summer The Cabbage Patch provides a wide variety of life-changing camping experiences to at-risk children through our Summer Camping Program. This program offers children a truly unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the inner-city and participate in fun, educational activities in a safe environment.
Camping experiences include travel camps, day trips, swimming, backpacking, high-adventure trips, resident camp, cultural arts and more.
- For $40, you can send a child to camp for one day.
- For $200, you can send a child to camp for a week.
- For $400, you can send two children to camp for a week.
- For $600, you can send three children to camp for a week.
Contributions to the Annual Fund may come in the form of cash, credit card, gifts of appreciated assets, cars, real estate or any tangible asset of reasonable value. All gifts to our Annual Fund are tax-deductible.
Endowment / Named Funds
Gifts to our endowment create a lasting legacy.
While gifts of any amount are welcome, a minimum gift of $10,000 is needed to establish a named endowment fund, and the earned income from your fund will continue to have a lasting life-changing impact on at-risk children and families for generations to come.
Many people give faithfully to charities like The Cabbage Patch during their lifetimes, but do not realize their support can continue after their passing.
Your estate plan is one way to illustrate and affirm the values and charitable priorities you have embraced throughout your life.
Click here to learn more about how you can continue to support at-risk children and families through Estate Planning.
For more information contact Jennifer Scott at (502) 753.4446.
Goods and Services
When an organization serves 1,000 to 1,200 people per year, the need for donated goods and services is endless. Every dollar saved through the donation of professional services, skilled labor, or goods is a dollar we are able to put to use providing critical programs and services to at-risk children and families.
Learn more about our most needed Services & Goods by clicking one of the buttons below and downloaded our most recent “needs” list.
What do you buy for the person who has everything? Consider giving a gift in their honor to The Cabbage Patch, while at the same time making a difference in the life of a child.
Honorary gifts are great ways to remember others for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, end-of-the-school-year gifts for teachers, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or other special occasions.
A special card (designed by Cabbage Patch children) will be sent to those whom you wish to honor.
Making a Stock Gift
Giving a gift of appreciated stock has tax advantages if you transfer the stock directly to charity and you do not sell it first. If you or your financial advisor/broker would like stock transfer information, contact David Reilly (753-4444) or Jennifer Scott, M.A. (753-4446). It’s a simple process with the right information for your stock broker.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers offer matching gift programs, allowing you double or even triple, your charitable contribution to the work of The Cabbage Patch!
Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Contact your HR department to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.
Below is a partial list of companies in Kentucky that have a matching gifts programs we are aware of:
- Aetna Foundation, Inc.
- Allstate Foundation
- AT& T Bell South
- Brown-Forman Corp.
- Charles Schwab Corp.
- The Coca-Cola Foundation
- General Electric
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Home Depot
- Humana, Inc.
- J.P. Morgan Chase
- Merrill Lynch
- PNC Bank
- Radio Shack
- The Rawlings Group
- Shell Oil
- State Farm
- United Technologies
- Verizon Communications, Inc.
- Waste Management, Inc.
- Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
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The Cabbage Patch offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities through special events on an annual basis. Special events comprise approximately 19% of the funds we must raise each year to continue providing programs and services to at-risk children and families.
Putt fore The Patch
A custom-built 19-hole indoor miniature golf tournament held annually at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, Putt fore The Patch gives 54-teams of four the chance to putt-putt, mingle, and have fun.
Invitational Golf Tournament
Each year, a 32-team invitational golf tournament is held at Valhalla Golf Club, with proceeds benefiting the Educational Opportunities and Recreation/Youth Development programs. The 2010 event netted nearly $100,000 to help at-risk children and youth in these areas. Sponsorship possibilities include title sponsor, team sponsor or player sponsor.
The Annual Auction benefits Educational Opportunities & College Scholars programs at The Cabbage Patch, and draws between 250-300 guests annually. Sponsorship categories include Presenting Sponsor, Supporting Sponsor and Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsor levels.
Christmas Basket Program
The joy and mystery of Christmas is important in the life of any child, but for many families struggling to meet the basic needs of life, Christmas is a luxury. The Cabbage Patch Christmas Basket Program is available to any family involved in The Cabbage Patch who has a qualified financial need.The Cabbage Patch Seeks sponsors who are willing to provide funds or actually purchase items for a family. Sponsorship is approximately $90 per person. Christmas Baskets include clothes, toys and food. Individuals, groups and companies are welcome to participate in this program.All gifts are tax-deductible. To sponsor a Christmas Basket for a family in need, contact Doug Holm with Counseling and Family services at (502) 753-4434.