Stories from The Patch

Smart Cycling with The Patch!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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, bike maintenance, safety gear and more.

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Young Chefs Camp Satisfies Appetites for Learning!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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 impact of your food choices on your health, the environment and our economy. Because many of the children we serve live in inner city areas where fast food and convenience stores outnumber grocery stores, it is an important lesson for them to learn, and we present the concept in a fun, accessible way.

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35 Years of Service By Rod Napier

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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 why people like Rod Napier commit most of their lives to The Patch.

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The Legacy of Muhammad Ali

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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…

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Improving Community Across Generations

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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 for older adults.

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Volunteer Kate Holwerk Honored

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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 presented on May 19 at the organization’s Charities Allocations event.

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