'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!
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 in 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!
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 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!
Mention Drumm Farm with any Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout and
Brio will donate 20% of the
total bill to Drumm Farm!
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Has been rescheduled for
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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
Brad and Darby Rusher
Denise Hunt and
Logan House Family