Featured Event

Crayon Drive 2019

Kate's Kart is issuing a challenge for 500 people to donate 10 boxes each of Crayola 24 count crayons. We are hoping to receive 5000 boxes of Crayola crayons to accompany our coloring books which are so popular!

Your generosity will create 5000 more smiles in our hospitals. Thank you!

Other Kate's Kart Events

Ice Cream Social

June 15, 2019

Each June, Kate’s Kart hosts it’s largest fundraiser as a ice cream social. This event, geared for families includes free ice cream, games, inflatables, costumed characters, pony rides, and much more. Corporate, business and individual sponsors make this free event possible, along with providing additional funds to support the purchase of new books.

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Three River’s Festival Parade


In July of 2018, Kate’s Kart walked for the 6th year in a row in the Three Rivers Festival Parade. And...we even won our 6th straight award! We received the "Admiral Andy Award" for best float that appeals to children. Dozens of volunteers walked, waved and had a great time.

Crayon & Colored Pencil Drive


During July & August of 2019 we will hold a drive to collect 24 pack Crayola Crayons and 12 pack Crayola Colored Pencils. Our goal is to collect 5,000 boxes of crayons and 1,000 boxes of colored pencils.


Festival of Trees


Every year, volunteers design and decorate a tree that shares a little bit of our story. This past year, our tree focused on 10 years of smiles in honor of our 10 year anniversary. Although the tree is on display at the Embassy during the week after Thanksgiving, we are fortunate to have it in our office the entire year long.

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

November - December

Each holiday season, we are honored to be chosen by Barnes & Noble as the recipient of their annual Holiday Book Drive. From November through December, customers of the two Fort Wayne locations are asked to purchase a book for Kate’s Kart. Together as a community, we are hoping to collect over 5,000 BOOKS to stock our many karts.