Stories from The Patch

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Fox

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Long before James “Jamie” Fox became a Master Sergeant in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, he was a member of The Cabbage Patch.

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The Cabbage Patch helped me break the cycle of poverty.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Every day the lives of at-risk children and families are being profoundly changed thanks to the investment of our generous and faithful donors. “The Cabbage Patch’s Counseling & Family Services program helped me break the cycle of poverty for me and my children,” said Starr. In 2012, she earned her Associate of Science degree in nursing and is well on her way toward earning a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. “This has been a long journey, filled with many obstacles. But I received  support and guidance from The Cabbage Patch throughout.” The Family Scholar House also provided significant assistance in helping Starr reach this goal, providing housing, financial assistance, and educational advisement. “Throughout this time, my sons have been very active in The Cabbage Patch’s Recreation and Education programs,” she said. “I tell everyone I can about The Cabbage patch and tell other parents they should involve their kids in their programs.” In fact, Starr’s son is one of The Patch’s College Scholars, receiving scholarships to support him as he earns his way to a degree. He is an excellent student athlete majoring in sports management with a pre-concentration in health. “He’s a good kid,” said Starr. “He asked me for a juicer for his birthday because he likes to eat and drink healthy foods.” The Cabbage Patch is proud of Starr and her family for working hard to make life better. To learn how you can support the work of The Cabbage Patch and support families just like Starr’s, click...

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Alumni Spotlight: Phyllis’ Story

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Alumni Stories, Stories from The Patch, Uncategorized | 0 comments

PHYLLIS SANTOS is Director of Marketing & Development Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center/ Easter Seals of Louisville. She attended The Cabbage Patch in the 1950s, participating in sewing, art classes, and field trips on the “Big Red Truck” until her family moved a few years later. We recently caught up with her, and she shared her experiences from The Patch. “The Cabbage Patch taught me cooperation and how to have fun,” Phyllis said. “My family’s church (Stuart Robinson Memorial Presbyterian) was next door to The Patch. Between my church, my family and The Patch, I also learned the importance of giving back and getting involved.” “My family was very poor and we could not afford to go on vacations, so being able to take field trips to various places around Kentucky and swimming trips created great memories for me. I especially remember singing and meeting new friends on these trips. I always felt safe and loved at The Patch.” “Winning for Life to me means living a winning life of good values, work ethics and using my blessings and gifts to do what I can to make a difference in whatever direction I am led. This also means having a team spirit of inclusion and respect for all...

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The Cabbage Patch attends a Cinderella Tea

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Six sweet little girls from The Cabbage Patch got a special treat on October 27, 2012 when the Kentucky Opera invited them to be guests at a Cinderella Tea Party at the Brown Hotel. “Did you see me dance?!” exclaimed one little girl after waltzing with Prince Charming on the dance floor. “It’s like I really am a princess!” During the day, the girls made Fairy Godmother wands and picture frames, learned to waltz, and listened to opera sung by Cinderella herself! Afterward, the girls were escorted to a lunch, where they enjoyed tea sandwiches, hot drinks, and french pastries. View the full album of photos from the Cinderella Tea on...

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ACT Prep

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

According to “Marcus”, a high school junior and regular participant at The Cabbage Patch: “Taking the ACT is hectic! I’ve been working hard to study. I’ve taken the ACT once before, so I really want to improve my score.”

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