The Cabbage Patch Receives $6,100 grant from The UPS Foundation

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Press Releases

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Charissa Acree
The Cabbage Patch Settlement House
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The Cabbage Patch Settlement House receives $6,100 grant from The UPS Foundation to support Foreign Language Program

Louisville, KY (October 30, 2012)—The Cabbage Patch Settlement House received a $6,100 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to purchase new computers and Rosetta Stone Language Software programs to establish a new Foreign Language Program for school age children and youth participating at The Cabbage Patch.

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit organization that seeks to profoundly change the lives of at-risk children and families. The Cabbage Patch fosters self-esteem and responsibility through purpose-driven programs, such as the Foreign Language Program. Each year, this work impacts the lives of 1,100 to 1,200 at-risk children and their families.

“This The UPS Foundation grant allows The Cabbage Patch to continue to offer our children and youth much needed educational enrichment and the chance to expand their horizons,” said Rev. Tracy Holladay, Executive Director of The Cabbage Patch Settlement House. “Because of these and numerous other services offered in our Educational Opportunities program, at-risk children and youth improve their grades and their futures.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.

In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as The Cabbage Patch Settlement House and provide support for building stronger communities.

“The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities—so we are proud to support The Cabbage Patch Settlement House’s efforts to improve literacy skills for high school and middle school students,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation.

 

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