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... Read More
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... Read More
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.
Simple fixes for a drafty home include:
Repairing windows and exterior doors
Weather stripping... Read More
“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... Read More
This year at The Delta Dental Cabbage Patch 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:
Hello, my name is Myrrakal Crawley and it is truly an honor to be able to... Read More
Do you remember the feeling of starting a new school year with a brand new outfit? How about climbing on the school bus with a new backpack full of supplies? Back to school shopping is a fun tradition, and Academy Sports + Outdoors made it even more fun for the children of The Patch this year with a generous giveaway!
The store welcomed 30 children for... Read More
The journey toward completing the third installment in The Cabbage Patch's children's book series focused on cooperation. Participants in Baxter's Corner's Young Storytellers Camp learned that working together to achieve a common goal is not always easy, but it is very rewarding.
The concept for the book, 'Babies and Bananas,' created opportunities for the... Read More
Do you play Pokémon Go? Do you have kids who want you to take them Pokémon hunting, but you don’t know where to start? Old Louisville has a Pokémon-friendly, walk-able route that is beautiful and full of Poké Stops where you can power up...including one at The Cabbage Patch!
We suggest that you start by entering Central Park from 6th Street. Walk... Read More
The children of The Cabbage Patch explore global culture without leaving Louisville in our Around the World Day Camp! The food, crafts, music and other traditions from a variety of regions make up an exciting week of discovery.
This year, highlights of Around the World Day Camp included a dance performance and workshop by the McClanahan School of Irish Dance,... Read More
The Cabbage Patch's Safe Urban Biking Program teaches children to ride smart throughout the year, and our Bike Day Camp is the perfect summertime introduction for those who want to learn to get started with safe cycling! Our League Cycling Instructors, certified by The League of American Bicyclists, are skilled at teaching children about the rules of the road,... Read More