Most people would expect kids to steer clear of learning activities after school, but the complete opposite happens at The Patch! The Educational Opportunities Program offers members of The Patch several forms of academic support in a structured environment. Each day, students arrive to a space holding everything they need for academic success, including... Read More
Flower beds at The Patch received a seasonal face-lift from some enthusiastic volunteers recently. Fifteen associates from Wiley Education Services, one of the world's largest publishing companies, came from near and far to lend a hand in our outdoor space. This service project was one of many that Wiley has encouraged its employees to participate in across the... Read More
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
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 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
When we cook together, we learn to work as a team. When we eat together, we share and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Few things bring people together quite like food, and that is why Young Chefs Camp is one of our most popular summer day camps!
The concept that is central to Young Chefs Camp is food literacy. Simply put, food literacy is understanding the... Read More
One of the most remarkable things about The Cabbage Patch is the longevity of our staff members and volunteers. Many of those who serve our mission stay with us for decades, because their work here is more than just a job. When you see the smiling faces of the children playing in the gym or studying in the Educational Opportunities department, it's easy to see... Read More
After the passing of Muhammad Ali, one of Louisville's most famous icons, children at The Patch learned about and reflected on the local hero's life. Those children who have been to the Muhammad Ali Center as part of The Patch's field trips and summer camps had drawn inspiration from Ali's six core principles:
Confidence: Belief in oneself, one’s abilities,... Read More
Can a game of corn hole and some ice cream bring generations together? It's definitely a great way to start, as we saw during Young Leaders Day Camp! Our Young Leaders made a trip to Christian Care Communities to volunteer with their ice cream social event. Christian Care Communities is a senior living community that strives to provide a vibrant quality of life... Read More
Kate Holwerk, or "Kate The Great," as we call her, is one of The Cabbage Patch's most dedicated volunteers, but we are not the only ones who have noticed the impact she makes in our community! The Younger Woman's Club, which has served Kentucky’s nonprofit organizations for more than 90 years, has honored Kate with their Citizen Laureate award! The award was... Read More