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Andrew Drumm InstituteSeptember 2011

Swinney Hall

Swinney Hall Renovations Continue

Tax Credits Sold Out 

    As a result of the sale of all our AHAP tax credits, we currently sit at the $900,000 level, while moving forward toward our $1.3 million Swinney Hall goal. The Swinney interior and exterior is changing daily as progress is made to prepare the third floor apartments for youth who have aged out of foster care.
    Thanks to all Swinney contributors.  Those at the $1000 level or above will be recognized on our Donor Honor Wall. Special thanks to our Walnut level donors:  Jim and Dr. Michele McIntosh; Cockrell & McIntosh Pediatrics; Dan & Sandi Collinson; the Hall Family Foundation; and Dr. Greg & Ann Hummel.
     Check out our efforts to "go green" reported in the Independence Examiner.



We Need Your Help!


Below is a list of items currently needed for homes at Drumm:

  • Hooks for closet/bedroom doors
  • Rolling desk chair
  • Dresser
  • Shoe racks (several)
  • Under bed storage containers (several)
  • Twin sheet sets and light weight fleece blankets
  • New or gently used toys for 2 yr old boy
  • Art supplies and/or craft kits for 10 yr old girl
  • Size 5 pull-up diapers
  • Large toy chest
  • Decorative wall art 
  • Picture frames in a variety of sizes
Please contact Heather Saak in the office if you are able 
to donate any of the items listed above. 

Thank you for your commitment to our kids!


Mark your calendars...

Drumm Run



Celebrate our kids!


Football Stars
Antonio and Santonio 


Congratulations to brothers Antonio and Santonio for their great starts to the football season. Between the two, they've racked up over 9 touchdowns and 800 yards rushing!

Local Business Offers Employment

Congratulations to Davon, who has snagged his first job at a local business, The Big Biscuit. We are proud of him, and this BIG step towards independence!


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Upcoming Events:

Drumm Farm Golf Classic









4th Annual

Drumm Run


Saturday, March 17th, 2012 9:00 AM


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Maywood Baptist and Gateway Baptist Churches


Maywood Baptist Church and Gateway Baptist Church came together to landscape the front of Beals Hall. Their hard work has really made an impact! Afterwards, both churches, as well as families from Drumm came together for an afternoon picnic. Thank you for your hard work and hospitality!

A child at Drumm admires his new handmade quilt.

Local Quilters Keep Drumm's Children Warm


Sew and Sows Quilting Group of the First Presbyterian Church in Independence has dedicated itself to providing a quilt for each child living at Drumm. These handmade quilts are a way to let our children know how much their community cares about them. Thank you Sew and Sowers for your hard work and commitment to kids!

Drumm Welcomes New Staff Member


Join us in welcoming Heather Saak, our new Social Services Program Manager. Her expertise in the Child Welfare System will be of great value to the children and families that Drumm serves!