Kate's Kart is a not-for-profit organization that supplies brand new, free books to hospitalized children to keep for their enjoyment. Our goal is to promote literacy and encourage children, and their families, to read on an ongoing basis. We currently have over 100 volunteers collecting, counting, sorting, labeling, stocking and distributing more than 1,500 books per month to 16 area hospitals. Read more about us here.
Through the gifting of new books, Kate's Kart strives to provide a comforting diversion to hospitalized children and their families, and to foster a love of books, and ultimately literacy, by encouraging children to read and parents to read to their children.
We are 100% funded by donations and grants from the community. To support Kate’s Kart with a tax-deductible donation, please click here:
We are giving away our 100,000th book!!!!! On Thursday, May 21, 2015, some lucky kid in the hospital is going to get a special book and celebration! Watch our website for photos! Since we can’t invite everyone to the hospital, join us for a celebration at YoYo’s (Yogurt On Your Own) between noon and 10:00 pm on the 21st. Just visit either Fort Wayne location, present your ticket at checkout (or just mention our name), and we will receive a portion of the day’s total sales. Click here to print your ticket!We will have volunteers at both locations giving away goodies and prizes, plus collecting extra donations for our “van fund”. Getting 100,000 books to the hospitals takes a lot of work, and our goal is to purchase a van to help with deliveries. It’s your chance to help kick-start our van fund. So make plans now to celebrate with Kate’s Kart! 100,000 books is a GREAT reason for a YoYo’s treat on Thursday, May 21.NORTH LOCATIONSOUTHWEST LOCATION10015 Lima Road9930 Illinois RoadFort Wayne, IN 46818Fort Wayne, IN 4804(260) 489-9800(260) 739-3067