Monetary & New Book Donations

Giving is easy and a little goes a long way. Donate to Kate's Kart today and brighten a child's day!  We have many different ways to make a donation.  See your donation options below and thank you for supporting Kate's Kart and hospitalized children throughout Northeast Indiana.   Monetary donations are the most preferred because it allows us to purchase the specific types of books we need the most.

Three Ways To Give Monetary Donations

Support Kate’s Kart with your tax deductible monetary donation. Buying books in bulk enables us to serve more children with the books that immediately brings a smile to their face.

Over the years, we have learned that there are specific books which are quickly chosen off the karts and bring the most joy to the children.   In a hospital environment which can be very scary and foreign, book with characters that the children know and love bring the most comfort.

When you donate dollars, we are able to purchase the books in the most demand.   We know which specific type of book is needed at the time and will be placed immediately on the karts to brighten the day of hospitaled children.

Plus, due to arrangements with book sellers and publishers, Kate’s Kart is able to purchase books tax free and at a 20-60% discount from a normal consumer.

This means your donated dollar can buy twice as many books.

Corporate Donors

If you are a corporation interested in supporting Kate’s Kart, please contact us to discuss opportunities that exist.

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So You Want To Donate Books

We understand that many people love to go shopping and like to get their children involved in purchasing books. We ask that you keep these few things in mind when donating books:

  • All books must be brand new and recently purchased.
  • The more interactive the book, the better.   These include:  touch and feel, lift the flap, musical books or books with attached toys.
  • We (and the kids) prefer high quality interactive books that will provide distraction for an extended period of time.
  • Look to our wish lists for examples of books to buy.
  • Please do not write in or attach any type of sticker to the book.

New Book Donation Drop-Off Locations

Thank you for helping us keep our karts filled with the books children love that will provide a positive, entertaining distraction during their stay, as well as keeping the germs associated with used books away.

Donations of NEW BRAND BOOKS can be made at any of the following locations:

Kate’s Kart, Inc.
10376 Leo Road, Suite A
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 413-4089

Drop Off Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Call or email for other arrangements

Since Kate’s Kart is primarily run by volunteers, we appreciate your willingness to get any NEW BOOK donations to our Fort Wayne office, located on the northeast side of town, just minutes from I-69 and Parkview Regional Medical Center. Please DO NOT take any donation directly to the hospitals. You may also contact us to make arrangements if you have a large donation of NEW books.

For book donations outside of the Fort Wayne area, please contact us to make arrangements.

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Things to Remember When Choosing Books

When choosing books for Kate’s Kart, please remember that it is our goal that these books bring an enjoyable distraction to the children in the hospital.  We encourage you to select “fun” books with popular characters that the children love and adore.  These characters bring an amazing sense of security and comfort to the children during a very frightening time.  We also ask that these books be BRAND NEW and recently purchased from the store.  It is our goal to provide a meaningful gift to a child, as well as keep germs associated with used books as far away from the hospital as possible.  We would prefer 1 high quality book over 10 smaller books from dollar stores. Thank you!

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