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
Do you remember the feeling of starting a new school year with a brand new outfit? How about climbing on the school bus with a new backpack full of supplies? Back to school shopping is a fun tradition, and Academy Sports + Outdoors made it even more fun for the children of The Patch this year with a generous giveaway!Read More
The children of The Cabbage Patch explore global culture without leaving Louisville in our Around the World Day Camp! The food, crafts, music and other traditions from a variety of regions make up an exciting week of discovery.
This year, highlights of Around the World Day Camp included a dance performance and workshop by the McClanahan School of Irish Dance, and a Brazilian jazz concert.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More