Stories from The Patch

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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A Governor’s Scholar at The Patch!

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

We are thrilled to announce that we have a Governor’s Scholar in our midst! Janae, a long-time Cabbage Patch member who is active in our Leadership Development program, has been selected as one of Kentucky’s outstanding rising seniors.

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Hunting for the Fairy Queen’s Jewels

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

It’s always exciting when Chief Pencil (Linda Baker) and Chief Crayon (Mary Ellen Stottman) bring the magic of Baxter’s Corner to The Cabbage Patch! In 2015, this dynamic duo facilitated the creativity of our young members as they wrote their second book, The Catasterous Cruise. During Spring Break week this year, they worked with our budding artists on a variety of techniques during The Cabbage Patch Young Illustrators Camp!

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The Lessons of Spring Break

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

On a windy day in Missouri, 16 year old Cara* was lagging behind her fellow Cabbage Patchers during the Spring Break biking and camping trip. Biking isn’t her favorite way to spend the day, but it’s a big part of the Leadership Development Club, and Cara is always a team player. The previous evening, she and the other girls returned to the campsite after a long day to find that their tent was broken. You might say that the trip was not all sunshine and smiles for Cara, but what did she learn?

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A Camp Kentahten Adventure

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Imagine how exciting a camp adventure would be for a child who rarely leaves the city! Most of the young people served by The Cabbage Patch live in urban neighborhoods, and the outdoor experiences that they have with The Patch truly broaden their horizons. For the past five years, Tim Horton Camp Kentahten has generously provided a camp weekend for approximately 50 children of The Patch that includes a ropes adventure course, arts and crafts, archery and more – all at a state of the art facility.

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When Will We See You Again?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

The Cabbage Patch Board of Directors is a diverse group, and each Board member brings a very unique set of talents and connections to our mission. We value their guidance in financial matters, strategic planning, marketing plans and more, and ask any Cabbage Patch Board member why they serve and the answer will be the same: it’s all about the children! We organized a fun night of program volunteering for the Board so they could connect with the children of The Patch, and after the activities in visual arts, performing arts, athletics and education, there was one interaction that was particularly moving. A Board member was saying goodbye after helping a young girl with an art project and when asked “When will we see you again?”

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