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It’s Financial Literacy Month…Do You Know Where Your Budget Is?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?

At The Cabbage Patch, part of our mission is to improve the lives of the families we serve by empowering parents with knowledge and resources. Part of the program is to teach parents about financial responsibility, and we thought we would share some insights from those lessons. Everyone can use some budgeting tips!

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Thank You to Fund for the Arts and Baxter’s Corner Art, Books and Puppets!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

The Cabbage Patch kids “hopped to it” this week with an interactive lesson on willpower thanks to Fund for the Arts and the creators of Baxter’s Corner art, books and puppets!

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A Big Surprise from The Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

When you support The Cabbage Patch, you support an enduring tradition of service, passed down from one generation to the next. An overwhelming number of Cabbage Patch participants develop a sense of purpose that leads them to become role models and inspire ambition in others. Recently, Cabbage Patch Educational Opportunities Manager Mayghin Levine and one of our star Patch kids got a big surprise from The Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council (LYPC) that will help to continue this legacy!

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Robert Half Makes Christmas Brighter for Patch Youth

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Robert Half International hosted a Christmas Party for 50 of the most active children and youth involved at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House on Tuesday, December 17th.  This was the second year in a row that Robert Half partnered up with The Cabbage Patch to make Christmas brighter for children and youth, some of whom live below the poverty line and do not get to experience Christmas in the traditional sense. “For many of our clients, Christmas is not the most enjoyable time of year,” said William Rasinen, Manager of Recreation/Youth Development Programs at The Cabbage Patch. Volunteers and staff from Robert Half organized a fun-filled evening that included food from Chick-Fil-A, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and El Nopal and fun games for every age group. There was even a surprise visit from Santa Claus and the Chick-Fil-A cows.  Several lucky winners were able to walk away with some fabulous raffle prizes that included a karaoke machine, scooters, bicycles, and even a 32″ television! Those who didn’t get their name drawn for a raffle prize didn’t walk away empty handed: each child at the party received a bag of toys thanks to generous donations from many of Robert Half’s many clients.  “It is important to our company to give back to our local communities,” said Amy Russell, Client Service Director for Robert Half. “The Cabbage Patch Settlement House’s mission to equip and empower at-risk children, youth, and their families to be self-sufficient by helping them reach their full potential is one we truly believe in. Hosting a holiday party for the children of The Patch is a wonderful way for our Louisville employees to come together and make the holidays a little brighter for the kids.” “Robert Half was able to leverage their connections and resources to put on a spectacular event for these children,” said Rasinen. “The Christmas Party they have organized is far and above what we would be able to do without the time and talent of these volunteers and the resources they bring. They are a blessing to our kids.”   Robert Half  & The Cabbage Patch would like to thank the following for their donations of time and resources to make this party possible for the children and youth we serve: Chik-fil-A, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, El Nopal, Value Market,  GrindMaster, Sterling Thompson, Auto Owners, Conveo, Target, DNR Group, Farm Credit Union, Blitz Manufacturing, Metal Sales Manufacturing, Wal-Mart, The Glass Doctors, Fast Line Credit, Nuplex, and Beam Global. See a full album of pictures from the Robert Half Christmas Party on...

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Oxmoor & Progressive Team Together, Give Patch Family “Recycled Ride”

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Good things do happen to good people. At least they do when Oxmoor Auto Group and a local team from Progressive Insurance are involved.

Two months ago, Progressive & Oxmoor teamed together through a nationwide community service project called Recycled Rides to repair and donate a recycled car to a deserving local family. Then they called The Cabbage Patch to see if we had a family we could recommend.

Stephanie is a hard-working mother to 11-year-old Aaliyah. For more than a year, Stephanie has struggled with problems with her 2001 Dodge Neon. With no air conditioning, a broken heater, and electrical problem that constantly drained the battery, the car was becoming undependable, and the costs to repair the issues amounted to more than the value of the car. Stephanie works diligently as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local hospital, but the loss of reliable transportation could eliminate her ability to get to work and possibly jeopardize her job.

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