Donate to Brighten a Child's Day

Your gift matters. When you donate to Kate's Kart, a hospitalized child receives comfort and joy in an oftentimes scary and unfamiliar environment. The simple, yet powerful gift of a new book transforms hospitals stays, and creates lifelong readers, connected families, and united communities. Will you make a difference today?

Three Ways To Give Monetary Donations

Support Kate’s Kart with your tax deductible monetary donation.


Buying books in bulk enables us to reach more hospitalized children with the gift of a new book, and allows your dollar to go twice as far.

In the hospital environment, familiar characters, interactive pages, and popular book titles bring the most joy to children. Due to arrangements with book sellers and publishers, Kate’s Kart is able to purchase these most popular books tax free and at a 20-60% discount as compared to normal consumers.

This means your financial gift goes directly to buying the best books at the best possible price.


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 Location

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 the Kate's Kart Office:

Kate’s Kart, Inc.
10376 Leo Road, Suite A
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 999-6173

Drop Off Hours:

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

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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Thank You Donors!

Kate’s Kart acknowledges the generosity of all donors. These gifts fuel our determination to provide comfort and educate hospitalized children in Northeast Indiana. Thank you!

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