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... Read More
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:
Confidence: Belief in oneself, one’s abilities,... Read More
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’s nonprofit organizations for more than 90 years, has honored Kate with their Citizen Laureate award! The award was... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
The Cabbage Patch family honors the life of Theodore "Ted" Merhoff, who went to his eternal reward on February 5, 2015. Ted was a dedicated member emeritus and Past President of the Cabbage Patch Board of Directors. He was also instrumental in the financial support of The Patch, first during his career as Senior Vice President and Director of Charitable and Endowment... Read More