Friday, September 18, 2009

Kate's Kart is Blessed

It's been quite the exciting few days for Kate's Kart

I don't know if I told you all...but for the past 6 weeks, Borders Book Store has been doing a Book Drive for Kate's Kart. They asked all of the shoppers if they were interested in purchasing a book for Kate's Kart...well, we went to pick them up tonight!

I couldn't believe it...over 24 BOXES of books packed full...and from what I saw...GREAT BOOKS. I can't wait to unpack them and see what books and how many we received from complete strangers (and some friends who shopped too). Plus...they had a TON of their bargain board books...so we ended up buying 12 more boxes of board books. It is so many books...Andy had to leave and take a load to the storage unit and come back and get us and the rest of the books! Yeah...one major sorting, labeling and counting party is on the horizon.!

THEN...we just got notification yesterday that Brooks Construction Company in Ft. Wayne is hosting a charity demolition derby in honor of their 100th anniversary. They invited their suppliers, vendors, etc to enter for $1,000 entry fee. The winning cars in the derby and best decorated will all receive a portion of the proceeds which they estimate to be over $50,000 to give to their charity of choice.

And you guessed it...McMahon Tire chose Kate's Kart...we didn't even know! I've got a message into them to get more details...but isn't that exciting. I will be sure and post pics from the event next Saturday...Seth is SO excited.

I am completely in awe...awe of what Kate's Kart has become in the last year. Humbled by the number of books (some $8-$9) purchased for us through the book drive. Humbled that a company is decorating a car in honor of our little girl and her legacy. At times I'm overwhelmed at the number of books we are receiving and purchasing....but when you consider we are passing out around 900 books a month now at the 10 hospitals...they end up going really really FAST. We are on track to pass out our 10,000th book within the next month. It's INSANE! It's HUGE! And it could get so much bigger...it could. It's totally a God thing...and daily I have to put it all in HIS hands...or I would lose it! There are probably over 100 volunteers working with Kate's Kart in some fashion or another...Kate, you are one amazing little girl! Wow, what you have done with your short 18 months...the joy you have spread! Wow!

Look for lots of pictures coming soon...books and demolition cars! Wow!

5 comments:

The Saunders Family said...

Luke 6:38 is the verse this reminds me of "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Kate gave and continues to give joy...

The Portas said...

I got teary reading through this amazing post. WOW! You, along with Kate, have done amazing things with this. What a blessing you all are to this world!!

I love the tent pics from the previous post. How cute that Seth was so excited about it. :) I hope you guys are having a great weekend! xo

Melissa said...

What an awesome legacy she has left behind to touch lives for many years. And how awesome that the community is backing up what a great charity Kate's Kart is!

Kathy said...

That's so awesome Krista!!!
We need to get you new walking shoes...I can't believe that you're handing out so many books. And how wonderful...all the blessings that Kate's kart is receiving.
you're making me cry now..
Kate is surely looking after you..

Vanessa said...

Amazing news! Kate sure is leaving impressions on many lives.