Other Kate's Kart Events

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

November - December 2017

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.

Festival of Trees

November 2017

Every year, volunteers design and decorate a tree that shares a little bit of our story. This past year, our tree focused on first Christmases...the ones that give us those wonderful Christmas memories. 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. Stop by and catch a glimpse the next time you are in the area.

Ice Cream Social

June 16, 2018

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

July 2018

You say it's your birthday, it's our birthday too! Celebrating 50 years of the Three Rivers Festival and 10 years of Kate's Kart. 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! This year 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 2018

August 2018

During August of 2018 we held a drive to collect 24 pack Crayola Crayons and 12 pack Crayola Colored Pencils.  These pair perfectly with the coloring books that the kids and teens love so much. Our goal was to collect 3,000 boxes of crayons and 1,000 boxes of colored pencils.   Thanks to the generosity of all of you we surpassed our goal and collected 4000 boxes of crayons and 1034 boxes of colored pencils!  We so appreciate the support and donations!