Posts Tagged "Christmas"

“This is all for me?” Cabbage Patch Volunteers Create Hope During Christmas!

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

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.

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A Young Volunteer Celebrates the Christmas Spirit

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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.

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A Christmas Treat at The Patch

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

“T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” The familiar refrain never fails to capture the hearts and imaginations of people young and old at Christmas time. And so a young Cabbage Patch performing arts participant decided the share these words with his Patch family during a reading at the Christmas concert.

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Robert Half Brings a Merry Christmas to The Patch!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

For the third year in a row, our friends at Robert Half made the Christmas season bright for our children! Based on good behavior and active participation, 50 Cabbage Patch members earned the privilege of participating in the Robert Half Christmas Party on December 10. The crowd cheered loudly when Santa made his appearance, but they might have cheered even louder for the Chick-fil-a cows…they were really looking forward to those chicken sandwiches! Robert Half went all out with the decorations and games. We played giant Jenga, Dance Dance Revolution, Christmas Cornhole and more. Santa’s Salon offered candy-striped manicures. The icing on the cake was the amazing collection of gifts. A raffle was held for the top prizes like a flat screen TV and a scooter, and each child went home with a big bag of Christmas presents. Special extra prizes were awarded to participants who were seen helping out, like clearing tables or sweeping up. Volunteers were sure to drive the message home that Christmas is the season for giving. We would like to thank Robert Half for showing the children of The Cabbage Patch that helping others is a fun and blessed way to spend time! It takes a village to pull together such an amazing event and we are also thankful for the generous donors who supported Robert Half’s efforts: Toys were donated by Abel Construction, Auto Owners, Beam Suntory, CafePress, DNR Group, FastLine, Grindmaster, Lindemeyer, Nuplex, Penske and Restaurant Supply Solutions. Monetary donations and/or gift cards were received from Blue Wave, Kentucky Science Center, Mary Balderson, Louisville Bats, Orr Protection Services, Papa John’s, Target and ValuMarket. How are you finding ways to give back during Christmas, and all year...

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Who Do You Help When You Support Christmas Assistance at The Patch?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

At The Cabbage Patch, all of our clients are unique, but many share common circumstances. When you support Christmas assistance you are helping families who typically:

* Are headed by a single parent, approximately 42 years of age

* Include 2-3 children

* Are supported by a net annual income of $18,147

* Run on a deficit of $38 per month…this adds up!

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