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 completely overwhelmed by the students and staff at Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We challenged them to raise $4,792, which would make them the largest private donation received (not including grants), beating a donation from Blackhawk Middle School in 2009. Well....they blew that OUT OF THE PARK and presented Kate's Kart with $7,715.55 and around 500 books. Canterbury School has been an amazing supporter of Kate's Kart, going way back to our very 1st fundraiser in 2008. We are so fortunate to be partnered with such a giving school community. A HUGE shout out to the entire Canterbury Communit. We are SO grateful.