Kate's Kart is a not-for-profit organization that supplies brand new, free books to hospitalized children to keep for their enjoyment. Our goal is to promote literacy and encourage children, and their families, to read on an ongoing basis. We currently have over 100 volunteers collecting, counting, sorting, labeling, stocking and distributing more than 2,000 books per month to 16 area hospitals. Read more about us here.
Through the gifting of new books, Kate's Kart strives to provide a comforting diversion to hospitalized children and their families, and to foster a love of books, and ultimately literacy, by encouraging children to read and parents to read to their children.
We are 100% funded by donations and grants from the community. To support Kate’s Kart with a tax-deductible donation, please click here:
Kate's Kart would like to extend a huge thank you to the following corporate sponsors for donating our new delivery van! This van will make delivering thousands of books to area hospitals so much easier. If you see us around Northeast Indiana, give us a honk!!!
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WOWO Annouces 2015
Penny Pitch Recipients
Kate’s Kart is thrilled to have been selected as one of four beneficiaries for this year’s WOWO Penny Pitch. WOWO had more than 50 local charities apply this year, and the organizers decided to pick four charities. Plans for Penny Pitch fundraisers include the following events:•Fort Wayne Komets Night - November 20th; Donations accepted before the game•Gas pumping at Phil’s One Stop - December 4th from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Stop in and let us pump your gas and make donation•Radio-a-thon - December 10th and 11th; Call in to support Kate’s Kart. Tell the operator that you want your donation to go directly to Kate’s Kart. With matching donations from Brigadoon Fitness, your donation will go twice as far! The full schedule of events is available at www.wowo.com. WOWO has held the Penny Pitch fund drive since 1948.
We are excited that Barnes & Noble has again selected Kate’s Kart as their charity for the 2015 holiday book drive. Please stop by either Barnes & Noble store (Glenbrook Mall or Jefferson Point) between now and January 1st and purchase a book to donate. Help us reach our goal of 5,000 books this year!In addition, on December 11th, do your Christmas shopping at any B&N store or online and Kate’s Kart will receive a percentage of your purchase. Enter code 11673837 online at checkout, or print this voucher and give it to the cashier at the store. Barnes & Noble will also accept paperless vouchers as well. Simply pull up the voucher on your smart phone from this link and show it to the cashier. It costs you nothing!
Barnes & NobleJefferson Pointe Mall 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd. Bldg. J Ft. Wayne, IN 46804 260-432-3343Map
Barnes & NobleGlenbrook Square Mall4201 Coldwater Rd., Suite B-01Ft. Wayne, IN 46805260-482-3720Map