Show of hands…who gets a little nervous just thinking about gym class kickball? You’re standing up there, all eyes on you, with the fate of your team in the balance. Most of our Board members left that experience behind years ago, but they were willing to get back in the game for the sake of the children of The Patch! Kickball was just one of the activities they participated in during our recent Volunteer Day, which offered opportunities for Board members to work directly with the children in our recreation and education programs.read more
The Cabbage Patch is beginning the New Year with a new financial management system, and a new senior manager of finance and accounting! Because we are not a Metro United Way agency and do not solicit government funding, we depend on donors like you to provide life-changing programs to at-risk youth. For more than 106 years, the organization has maintained high standards of transparency and responsibility and we are excited to modernize the way we maximize our resources!read more
Susana* rang the doorbell at the Family Services department, having parked her car in front of The Cabbage Patch in anticipation of loading her Christmas basket items. The wind chilled her, and she gladly stepped into the warmth of the room filled with Christmas packages when staff member Doug opened the door.
Susana lives in one of Louisville’s most troubled neighborhoods. The crime and violence are rampant, but the rent is within her budget. The winter months are particularly challenging for her; throughout most of the year, she very carefully stretches her income to meet her expenses, but winter utility bills add another layer of difficulty. If it were not for The Cabbage Patch’s holiday assistance, Christmas gifts would be out of the question for her and her children.read more
Each year, The Cabbage Patch is a place of joy and hope for those who otherwise would struggle to provide their families with a merry Christmas. Our Patch Parents work hard to support their children, but the holiday season, combined with winter utility bills, can put a strain on the budget. We are fortunate to have so many volunteers and community partners who enjoy making connections with our Patch families and putting a personal touch on holiday assistance.read more
Do you know how to conserve energy in your home as the weather gets colder? There are simple ways to keep your family warm while reducing your heating bills, and we invited Project Warm to educate families on these methods during a recent Patch Parents meeting.read more