Drumm Farm Drumm Beats
 2014 Issue 7 
In this issue:
Upcoming Events
Project Highlights
Our Families Are Unique
Our Commitment to Kids
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Upcoming Events:

13th Annual Drumm Farm Center for Children Golf Classic 
October 1, 2014 
Drumm Farm Golf Club 
15400 E 34th St 
Independence, Mo
2014 Title Sponsor 

In the News:
Drumm Center for Children

Drumm Center for Children was privileged to honor 3 graduates in 2014. Kathy Killip, Board Chair presented each graduate with their Drumm ring..read more

Our Market is open
May through September 8am to noon - Saturdays.

2014 Dinner Benefactor:


Kody, his chickens and their eggs are becoming famous....read more  



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What do eggs, puppies and Summit Custom Homes have in common? They all came together to raise over $150,000 at this year's Annual Benefit Dinner! Over 400 of our closet friends joined us on our newly improved campus May 2 for food, fun and a fabulous time! The sold out event was made possible by many generous individuals and companies who we count on all year to make Drumm home to our children and their families.

The amazing support of so many has helped to transform this campus and significantly increase our capacity to serve children both on and off the campus. There is still much left to do as we strive to alleviate the impacts of abuse and neglect in every child we serve. Thank you for being a DrummMover!


Warm regards, 


Brad Smith
Executive Director 
Drumm Farm Center for Children, Inc

If you have been down Lee's Summit Road this past year, you may have noticed the progress taking place on Drumm's campus. After two years of careful planning and a year of construction the children are enjoying the benefits of the hard work of so many people. Campus improvements have allowed us to expand our services to children and families in foster care and provide a safer neighborhood environment for our on-campus families. 
We are building, growing and inspiring the children of Drumm Farm - thanks to generous individuals and organizations like you and yours. Please come visit us, you are always welcome.

Drumm is happy to welcome our newest family! Jeff and Patti Nimmo have settled in on campus with 8 children and a Yorky named MeMe currently living in their home.

Patti says they love the family-centered environment provided at Drumm Farm. Jeff and Patti appreciate knowing they have the support of everyone on the campus and a safe and comfortable place for their children to grow. 
Although they teach each child to be unique and their own person, the Nimmos enjoy the fact that kids at Drumm are able to feel like "regular" kids.

Dalton came to live in the COMPASS Program at GraduateDrumm in January 2014. He quickly began working in the Farm and Garden program 20 hours a week while maintaining a full senior course load. Throughout high school, Dalton changed schools three times but remained on track with credits and grades.
He also played football and excelled in advanced metals and wood shop classes. We are very proud of Dalton and all that he has accomplished since coming to Drumm!
Michael is also a COMPASS resident. He came to Drumm in December 2013 after being identified as a homeless student within the Independence School District for the past 3 years. Despite his homelessness, Michael attended William Chrisman High School for all 4 years! He is a varsity letter winner in Debate, took numerous Advance Placement classes, works part-time at a local fast food restaurant and achieved an impressive 3.8 GPA! 
Michael was selected as one of Missouri's 11 Horatio Alger scholarship winners for 2014, and has enrolled at Park University this fall. Michael's dream is to complete law school and live in New York City.
As a 16-year old foster child, Geary came to live in the family home program in December 2011. Because of many placement moves, Geary started his freshman year 3 different times in 3 different schools and was only able to earn 2 credits towards graduation. Significantly behind and older than his classmates, Geary set a goal for himself to graduate in 2014, on time. With tremendous perseverance, and a willingness to follow an extensive academic plan he achieved that goal! Along the way, Geary got the opportunity to play football, work on the farm, participate in advanced theater design projects and attend YMCA camp. 
He plans to study Large Animal Veterinary Science someday. Geary also found his forever family here at Drumm, and he was adopted by Rob and Heather Saak in December 2012. 
Here at Drumm Farm Center for Children, we are committed to helping foster children reach their case goals in a healthy, effective, and streamlined way. We work to cut down the time that kids are in care by offering high-quality, consistent counseling and parent-aid services, highly trained and experienced licensed foster parents, and a network of community supports dedicated to helping achieve individual success for each child.

Contact Us to see how you can be a part of the great things happening here at 

Drumm Farm Center for Children!

Drumm Farm Center for Children is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.