“I love my new Cabbage Patch”

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

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.

The Room to Grow Campaign received major support from the James Graham Brown Foundation, which contributed $1.1 million—including a recent $300,000 challenge grant which helped Cabbage Patch reach its goal. Other major support came from the Lift a Life Foundation and the Gheens Foundation, along with 509 individuals and organizations.

The new and improved Cabbage Patch re-opened to the public in late 2009 with marked increases in attendance and participation. Additions and improvements to the grounds include a dedicated reading room, wellness center, classroom and program spaces, renovated gym with movable divider walls, and elevators and ramps to make the building accessible to persons with limited mobility.

We are proud of our new home, and even prouder to have avoided long-term debt. Our focus remains on providing the best programming available, all aimed at profoundly changing the lives of those we serve.