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The Cabbage Patch To Educate Families about Health & Nutrition with help from Yum!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Tonight, families enrolled in the “Patch Parents” program at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House will learn about nutrition and healthy eating while living on limited means through an interactive cooking “competition” hosted by volunteers from Yum! Brands. The Cabbage Patch served approximately 1,000 individuals and 596 families in 2012, with our most involved members and families coming from West End and downtown neighborhoods identified as “food deserts” with limited access to grocery stores and farmers markets. In addition, many of these families rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to provide food for their families. Using the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) food list and SNAP guidelines, volunteers from Yum! have compiled baskets of staple foods that most parents living on food assistance programs would have at home or be able to easily access. Using these ingredients—which include proteins, veggies, fruits, and dry goods—the volunteers will lead participating families in a “cooking challenge” that will teach nutrition and methods for creating healthy, sustaining meals at home. The program will begin tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the courtyard at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House (located at 1413 S. Sixth Street), and is designed to foster an educational, family environment. All foods and utensils are being donated through volunteer donations by Yum! About The Patch Parents Program “Patch Parents” is a service offered to parents and guardians of children enrolled in Recreation/Youth Development or Educational Opportunities programs at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House. This service is offered through The Cabbage Patch’s Family Services program, which gives families the opportunity to discover solutions to complex problems and issues while placing strong emphasis on helping families break the cycle of poverty through a commitment to intensive, long-term case management services that move them from instability to stable and healthy family environments. Media Contact:  Charissa Acree cacree@cabbagepatch.org (502) 753-4421 (O) (502) 299-2093...

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The Cabbage Patch Fully Funds $6.2 Million Capital Campaign

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Charissa Acree The Cabbage Patch Settlement House cacree@cabbagepatch.org 502.753.4421 Cabbage Patch Settlement House Fully Funds $6.2 Million Capital Campaign 100+ year old organization secures gifts and pledges sufficient to avoid long-term debt Louisville, KY (January 30, 2013)— The Cabbage Patch Settlement House has fully funded a $6.2 million capital campaign that added 19,000 square feet and updated 10,000 square feet of existing program space at the organization’s location on South Sixth Street. 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. “We are humbled and energized by the generosity of our faithful donors and the community. We have avoided long-term debt while improving programs and services for those we serve,” said Rev. Tracy Holladay, Executive Director of The Cabbage Patch Settlement House. “The Cabbage Patch is positioned to make a profound impact on the lives of at-risk children and families for the next 100 years.” 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 to support organizations that have a positive impact on our community. The Cabbage Patch now has up-to-date facilities and can offer more opportunities to at-risk children; giving them a place where they can build healthy relationships, learn important values, and expand their horizons. During the school year about 100 different children attend their programs daily. In the summer, it’s about 150 children a day,” said Mason Rummel, president of the James Graham Brown Foundation. “We’re proud to see Cabbage Patch’s growth and be a part of this much needed expansion for their organization.” The Cabbage Patch Settlement House has served at risk-children and families in the Louisville community since 1910. Annually 1,000 to 1,200 children and youth (ages 8 through college) and their families participate in Youth Development/Recreation and Educational Opportunities programs as well as Counseling and Family Services.  ...

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The Cabbage Patch Announces 2013 Board

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charissa Acree The Cabbage Patch Settlement House 502.753.4421 The Cabbage Patch Announces 2013 Board  Louisville, KY (January 22, 2013)—The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, a local charity working with at-risk children and families, is pleased to announce its 2013 Board of Directors. The executive committee of the Board includes president Rob Crady, Hilliard Lyons; president-elect Walt Kunau, community volunteer; secretary, Mary Beth Boehnlein, YUM! Brands, Inc.; and treasurer George Bauernfeind, Humana, Inc. New members include Pat Murphy, UPS; Larry Cashen, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs; Heather Graff, community volunteer; Jennifer Arrington, community volunteer; Janie Ferguson, community volunteer; and Cathy Sullivan, community volunteer. In addition, four members of the Board were re-elected to three-year terms: Charlie Farnsley, The Benefits Firm; James Giesel, Frost Brown Todd; Walt Kunau, and George Bauernfeind. About The Cabbage Patch The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit Christian organization whose mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth, and their families, to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential. First established in 1910, The Cabbage Patch Settlement House serves approximately 1,000-1,200 at-risk children and their families annually through programs in the areas of recreation/youth development, educational programs, and counseling and family services.  As a privately funded charity, The Cabbage Patch relies entirely on contributions from individuals, organizations, churches, corporations, and foundations to meet the needs of those we serve....

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The Cabbage Patch Receives $6,100 grant from The UPS Foundation

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charissa Acree The Cabbage Patch Settlement House 502.753.4421 The Cabbage Patch Settlement House receives $6,100 grant from The UPS Foundation to support Foreign Language Program Louisville, KY (October 30, 2012)—The Cabbage Patch Settlement House received a $6,100 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to purchase new computers and Rosetta Stone Language Software programs to establish a new Foreign Language Program for school age children and youth participating at The Cabbage Patch. The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit organization that seeks to profoundly change the lives of at-risk children and families. The Cabbage Patch fosters self-esteem and responsibility through purpose-driven programs, such as the Foreign Language Program. Each year, this work impacts the lives of 1,100 to 1,200 at-risk children and their families. “This The UPS Foundation grant allows The Cabbage Patch to continue to offer our children and youth much needed educational enrichment and the chance to expand their horizons,” said Rev. Tracy Holladay, Executive Director of The Cabbage Patch Settlement House. “Because of these and numerous other services offered in our Educational Opportunities program, at-risk children and youth improve their grades and their futures.” Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability. In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as The Cabbage Patch Settlement House and provide support for building stronger communities. “The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities—so we are proud to support The Cabbage Patch Settlement House’s efforts to improve literacy skills for high school and middle school students,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation.  ...

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2012 Putt fore The Patch Winners Announced

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

The 2nd Annual Putt fore The Patch fundraising event was an enourmous success. The Cabbage Patch thanks everyone who came out to support us and our work to profoundly change the lives of at-risk children and families. In addition, we bid CONGRATULATIONS to our 2012 winners! $1,000 Apple Gift Card Winner: David Fultz Flight 1 Winners: Office Ware with a score of 173 Flight 2 Winners: The Benefits Firm with a score of 180 Flight 3 Winners: Mini of Louisville with a score of 174 Overall Lowest Player Winner: Lisa Tyler Overall Lowest Team Score: Office Ware Specialty Hole Prizes: Kathi Hall; Joyce Browning; Justin Keeton; Beth Williamson; Louise Gardner; Zack Wall; Bobby Viase; Jacob Mercier; Jason Larkin UofL Prize Package: Steve Eggers UK Prize Package: George Moorin KFC Gift Certificates: Charlie Farnsley; Erik Keener; Mike White; Scott Owens; Shannon Shelton; Kathryn Spivey  ...

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