Featured Event

Crayon & Colored Pencil Drive

July & August 2021

During July & August we are collecting 24 pack Crayola Crayons and 12 pack Crayola Colored Pencils.  These will be handed out with our coloring books and Adult coloring books.  What a wonderful distraction from all the hospital happenings.

Our goal this year is to collect 3,000 boxes of crayons and 2,000 boxes of colored pencils.  Will you help us reach our goal?


Other Kate's Kart Events

Ice Cream Social

June 26, 2021

Each June, Kate’s Kart hosts its largest fundraiser as an ice cream social.  For the continued safety of patrons and volunteers, we again partnered with local ice cream shops and hosted our 2021 event on Saturday, June 26th.

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Festival of Trees

November 25 - December 2

Every year, volunteers design and decorate a tree that shares a little bit of our story.

Last year, our Festival of Trees entry won 2nd Place in People's Choice!  The tree titled "Holiday at Hogwarts" was beautifully decorated by Matt & Betsy Beers.   Although the tree is on display at the Embassy during the week after Thanksgiving, we were fortunate during a silent auction to have sold it for a whooping $750 that will go towards purchasing more books!

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, last year you donated over 5,000 brand new books to stock our many karts!   Let's see if we can beat that number in 2021!  THANK YOU!!

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.