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Drumm FarmDecember 2011

 Janice and Santa

'Tis the Season at Drumm!

 Drumm Children and Families get a Chance to Celebrate 


       Drumm Families have been busy this month with Holiday Celebrations. The Midtown Optimists of Independence hosted their Annual Drumm Christmas party early in the month, complete with gifts for each child delivered by Santa himself! We always appreciate their dedication to Drumm and our mission of changing the lives of children. 

      Also this month, Drumm Children, Families, Staff, Board, Alumni, and close friends gathered together for a Holiday Party. This annual event proved to be a success with everyone enjoying great food donated by Brio Tuscan Grille. Santa made a special visit, yet again, bringing gifts for the children and adults alike! For one sibling group on campus, this was the first time they had ever met Santa. What a great experience for all!


Help us make a change.


Did you know that this year 25,000 children in the United States will age out of Foster Care with no permanent connections to a family?


In Jackson County, alone, there are 1,500 children in 

Children's Division custody, 

and only 200 foster family homes 

to house and care for these children.


Drumm Farm is establishing programs aimed at making 

dramatic impact in the lives of children in care. 


Contact us to help make a change.






Independence Young Matrons!
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We would like to extend a special thank you to the Independence Young Matrons. They kicked off our "Drumm Family Dinners" this year with a wonderful Taco Bar, fruit, and desserts. The Independence Young Matrons have a rich history in our city, having been establish over 70 years ago as a way to combine home interests with involvement inIYM Ladies the civic and cultural life of their city. Members have continued this mission throughout the years. In addition to hosting dinner for our families, IYM generously donated $1000 to the Swinney Hall Renovation Project this past Spring. These funds were generated from their annual IYM Holiday Homes Tour. Many area non-profits benefit annually from the IYM's generosity. 


Executive Director makes move to Drumm's Campus!
Brad Smith and Family
Drumm's Executive Director, Brad Smith, along with his wife, Julie, and children, Noah and Josh, have made the big move to Drumm's campus. While they've already been a part of the Drumm Family for some time, we are excited to welcome them to our neighborhood, as well! 
Thank You!



THANK YOU Bruce Branstetter and family for all of your time, energy, and awesome culinary talent at all of our gatherings. Your behind the scenes work is what makes each event so great!


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Upcoming Events:

Brio Tuscan Grille  


February 5th-9th

 Mention Drumm Farm with any Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout and 

Brio will donate 20% of the 

total bill to Drumm Farm!

Click here for Restaurant Location




4th Annual

Drumm Run


Has been rescheduled for

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 

9:00 AM


Click Here for More Details



Tax Credits Still Available!


Drumm has recently been awarded additional tax credits for Swinney Hall Renovation Project in the amount of $270,000.00. With your help, this is enough to complete the project and provide housing for four young adults.


By taking advantage of these credits, you can multiply your gift by five! For example, an out-of-pocket contribution of $2000 equates to a $10,000 charitable donation!


"It sounds too good 

to be true, but it isn't."

-Local CPA and Drumm donor


For more information 

on how to obtain 

Missouri Affordable Housing (AHAP) 

business tax credits 

for either 2011 or 2012, 


 Drumm Executive Director 

Brad Smith at 816.373.3434


Merry Christmas From Our Families, To Yours!


Heather and Rob Saak
and Family

Brad and Darby Rusher
and Family
Denise Hunt and
Logan House Family