The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a Louisville-based Christian non-profit organization whose mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth, and their families, to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential.
Cabbage Patch Settlement House was founded by Louise Marshall – a 19 year old Louisville girl - in 1910.
103 years later, The Cabbage Patch diligently continues the same vision – to profoundly change the lives of at-risk children and families through
purpose-driven programs. During the year, 1,000-1,200 individual children, youth, and adults participate in core programs in the areas of Recreation/Youth Development, Educational Opportunities, and Counseling & Family Services.
Because of these programs—and through the faithful support of individual donors, businesses, foundations, and sponsors—596 families in Louisville community last year were taught they can meet the challenges they face with hope and connected to resources to help them build productive, creative lives.
Donate, get involved and find out more HERE.
The Friends and Neighbors program will launch another 10-hour radio broadcast this Saturday from various locations to raise food and funds for Dare to Care Food Bank this holiday.
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Friends and Neighbors is a community support effort started by SummitMedia Louisville in January 2012. It exists to highlight organizations on a monthly basis that are making a difference in Kentuckiana. The food drive, dubbed “Feeding Friends and Neighbors,” was conceptualized as a way to help culminate each year of the program.
“We know we have to do more than just talk about supporting the community,” said SummitMedia Louisville’s Todd Schumacher, General Manager. “This is our chance as a group of co-workers to get out and get our hands dirty and make a difference.”
Donations of canned goods will be taken starting at 8am Saturday, with a live broadcast running in most locations until 6pm. Partners in the effort include 1-800-GOTJUNK? and the four broadcast locations:
Country Legends 103.9 will be on site at Tire Discounters (2222 State St, New Albany, IN 47150)
Lite 106.9 will broadcast from Neal Dental (4740 Dixie Highway, 40216)
New Country Q103.1 will collect and broadcast from outside Bellarmine University’s Frazier Hall (2001 Newburg Road, 40205) 107.7 The Eagle will broadcast from Oxmoor Mazda (7913 Shelbyville Rd, 40222)
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A Place to Sleep provides beds for children in Shelby County, Kentucky, who don’t have one. A Place to Sleep was founded by a 10 year old girl in 2009 who was inspired by the movie The Blind Side. The organization operates on donations and volunteers. 100% of all donations go to purchase beds and bedding.
A Place to Sleep is currently seeking to have the concept and work started in Shelby County continued throughout the state by helping launch satellite ministries. A group, church, club, civic organization, or even a family could adopt their county - or one school in their county, or one neighborhood in their area – with A Place to Sleep helping with training and start-up.
Not up for starting your own A Place to Sleep but still want to help?
- Monetary donations may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 629 Main Street, Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065 and are tax deductible. Make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and mark FOR A PLACE TO SLEEP.
- Donations of bed frames and new or clean, gently used blankets, sheets, pillows and quilts may be made by contacting Lynn Whittaker, Logistics Coordinator, at 502-321-7116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- During the month of October, folks can drop off NEW pillows, twin-sized sheets, blankets and comforters at Mattress & More, 181 Boone Station Road, and Sleep Outfitters, 1615 Midland Trail, both in Shelbyville.
Get more information when you visit A Place to Sleep on Facebook.
The APA is non-profit animal shelter run entirely by volunteers. The APA does not spend any money on administrative salaries. They are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and operate solely on monies from donations, fund raisers and a thrift store (located at 146 Spring St. in Jeffersonville). There are not even any government funds received.
The APA exists to take in stray, abandoned, neglected cats and dogs where room allows and adopt out healthy, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested, micro chipped pets for a nominal fee.
You can help! The APA is always in need of:
- more volunteers to clean, care for , entertain and transport (to the vet and to offsite adoption centers) cats at the shelter.
- people to foster sick cats and dog’s, nursing momma’s, orphaned kittens and dog’s.
- volunteers to work on fund raisers, special events and at our thrift store.
- always in need of scoopable litter, wet and dry cat and dog food and of course monitory donations (our vet bills are very high)
Find out more and contact the APA directly at www.apa-pets.org or find them on Facebook!
Weekend food goes out to over half of the student body at Engelhard Elementary due to their Family Resource Center’s efforts and partnership with Blessings in a Backpack.
Located in downtown Louisville, Engelhard Elementary is home to over 400 students and has a 95% free lunch qualification rate. Every Friday, the Engelhard Family Resource Center provides 220 students with food for the weekend through the Blessings in a Backpack Program. This program provides food to students for the entire school year at $80 per student. It is the Engelhard Family Resource Center’s passion to provide Blessings in a Backpack to every student at Engelhard, but they must rely entirely on grants and individual donations to continue the service.
Learn more about Engelhard’s Family Resource Center
Want to make a donation to keep this program going? Call 502-485-8021.
MORE ABOUT BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK:
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal. Visit BlessingsinaBackpack.org.
Located on a couple hundred acres in the hills of Southern Indiana, Hero Reward is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that offers lodging, world class fishing, hunting, hiking, and much more to returning U.S. Service men and women, police officers, and fire fighters as a one-of-a- kind retreat to aid in both mental and physical recovery from traumatizing events.
A lot of things in this world come with a price affixed. When you see two young boys spending three days of undivided attention with their dad (which they have not seen for 6 months) fishing, hunting, and sitting around a campfire, you truly realize some things are “priceless.” The goal of Hero Reward is to provide those “priceless” moments over and over again and create something that everyone can wrap their arms around and take pride in.
Find out more about what they do and how you can help on the Hero Reward website.
Find Hero Reward on Facebook
YouthBuild Louisville is an education, job training and leadership program designed to help young adults realize their potential.
YouthBuild has been part of the Louisville non-profit community for 10 years and focuses on five areas: education, career vocational training, community service, social services and career development and placement.
Since its inception, YouthBuild Louisville students have built 10 new homes, rehabbed 15 homes, created 200 community gardens and developed three miles of trails in local parks.
YouthBuild Louisville also partners with Kosair Charities and Home Builders Association of Louisville’s Building Industry Charitable Foundation (BICF) to annually provide two custom playhouses to deserving families. While these houses are much smaller than normal, these projects are actually quite involved, with the planning and coordination very similar to the home building process. Because intricate details, electricity and plumbing are usually incorporated into the construction, the playhouses require the assistance of subcontractors who work closely with the YouthBuild participants. This year, especially, the students will get a true feel of what it’s like to build a house (albeit a small one) from start to finish. Each year the playhouses are “revealed” to the children receiving them, their families and the community before they are installed at Home-a-rama.
The 2013 Playhouse Reveal will take place at the YouthBuild campus (800 South Preston) on July 1st at 4:30pm.
Visit YouthBuild on the web or on Facebook.
21st Century Parks, a Kentucky-based nonprofit, serves as stewards entrusted to create and preserve unexcelled parklands that reflect the needs and values of our whole community. Their current project, The Parklands of Floyds Fork, will be a nearly 4,000-acre, world-class addition to Louisville’s parks system that includes four major parks linked by a park drive, an urban trail system, and a remarkable water trail, all tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream.
The Parklands is being constructed from north to south and is opening in phases. Once completed, it will run from Shelbyville Road in the north to Bardstown Road in the south. An approximately 400-acre portion of Beckley Creek Park, the first in the system of four, is now open to the public. This park includes the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation, William F. Miles Lakes for fishing, the Marshall Playground and Sprayground, as well as Gheens Foundation Lodge event facility. For information on upcoming events at Beckley Creek Park, including the May 19, 2013 Spring Fling, click here.
The second major section of Beckley Creek Park, as well as a major section of the second park, Pope Lick Park, are set to open in September of 2013. All four parks are on schedule to be open to the public in 2015.
How can you help?
The Parklands is a donor supported public park. The Parklands is free and open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. No state or federal funding is provided for park maintenance and operations, so here’s how you can help make The Parklands a success:
- Come visit! The goal is for these parks to be well-used and well-loved, so come check us out!
- Volunteer and help maintain this beautiful public greenspace.
- Become a Founding Member ($35 individual/$50 family for annual membership) or make an additional donation.
- Sign-up for an educational program, whether it’s a hike, family workshop or summer camp.
- Utilize rental facilities at The Parklands (revenue from rentals supports park maintenance/operations)
- Help spread the word!
To learn more about this 21st Century Parks project, visit:
Since 1984, The Morton Center has specialized as an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility that helps individuals of all ages caught in the throes of addiction.
Since 1984, The Morton Center has specialized as an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility that helps individuals of all ages caught in the throes of addiction – from those dealing with their own addiction to the family members of individuals who are struggling.
The Morton Center also offers many specialized programs and services from education to intensive outpatient treatment, including couples in recovery together, group treatment for health professionals, assisting with interventions, and can even help with other addictions such as gambling.
The Morton Center prides itself on its family focus, which is supported by growing statistical evidence that treating the impact of addiction on the whole family enhances success rates for both the addicted person and their family members.
To learn more, help or donate to the cause, find The Morton Center online:
Parents Left Behind, Inc. helps those in Kentuckiana who have had children of any age pass away.
Parents Left Behind, Inc. was started in 2010 by Trisha Eskridge after her twin sons Carter and Caleb passed away. After finding a lack of resources for people struggling with the loss of a child, she began PLB to offer monthly support groups, online support communities and yearly events to honor departed children.
The goal of Parents Left Behind is to ensure a safe haven for families to talk about their children or issues that they have stemming from their child’s death. The organization is currently operated by eight women who have all suffered the loss of a child.
Find more details about Parents Left Behind’s upcoming spring fundraiser ( March 23, 2013 @ 6 pm at The South Park Country Club) and ways you can get involved at ParentsLeftBehind.com or on Facebook.