Posts Tagged "The Cabbage Patch"

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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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‚Äôs 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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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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Out of the City and Into Adventure!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Swoop! Swoop! “What was that?”

Campers who had traveled to The Great Smoky Mountains as part of our Travel Camp had just set out on a night hike when something seemed to be flying overhead. They had left their flashlights at camp in order to better appreciate the natural beauty of the dark woods, so they stood still and waited for the moon to shed a little light on the mystery. Two giant owls glided into view, and the teens excitedly watched their treetop dance.

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