Official fundraising page of the 2016 Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash.
All money raised is tax-deductible and will provide meals and care to homeless men, women, and children at Wheeler Mission this holiday season.
This Thanksgiving, nearly 1,700 people in central Indiana will spend the day homeless. We believe that nobody in our community should be without food, shelter, and warmth, and especially during the holidays.
Please start your easy to use fundraising team. Every $2.25 you raise will provide a meal to someone who is homeless. Ask people to join your fundraising team and begin raising money to help people today!
Everyonewho starts a fundraising page gets special access on race-day to the new Team Rehab facility, located at 1081 Broad Ripple Ave in the heart of Drumstick Dash festivities! Benefits include:
Stay warm and dry before and after the race
Free Pre and Post-Race Injury Screen and Stretching
Pre and Post hydration and carb loading
The top 10 fundraising individualswin the following unique experience:
Stay warm on race day! - 2 Tickets to the pre-race Franklin College VIP/Celebrity tent!:
Walk right out to the Start Line!
VIP Parking! – Park near the Start Line for easy access to the race.
Race day recognition –Dave Calabro from WTHR13 will recognize you by name before the race!
Free entry to the 2017 Drumstick Dash!
ALSO! - The Top Fundraising Individual and the Top Fundraising Team take home the annual traveling turkey trophy to hold for one year!
How to get started:
Already registered for the 2016 Drumstick Dash? Create your own Fundraising team or click on one of the existing teams to join them in raising critical funds for our city’s most desperate people.
Haven’t registered for the Drumstick Dash yet? Go to www.DrumstickDash.org. After you register, you will be directed back here to begin your individual or team fundraising page.
Once you start your Fundraising page, upload a fun picture and write a few words about why you're raising money for the homeless this Thanksgiving, and then send your page out to your friends and family, inviting them to donate to Wheeler Mission. Every $2.25 raised provides a meal to someone in need.
Testimony from our 2014 and 2015 Top Fundraiser, Elizabeth Baumgardt:
“Every Year on Thanksgiving morning thousands of people join together in an effort to support our homeless community. This event, The Drumstick Dash, benefiting Wheeler Mission Ministries, is to me "Thanksgiving". The event, the participants, the cause, and the very people who make this opportunity to serve possible, have a tremendous impact on me each year. There is no greater joy than being just a small part of giving in such a big way. Each year I stand in amazement knowing that the thousands with me on Thanksgiving morning are each responsible for feeding homeless individuals. Each person’s registration just helped 12 people. That is in itself incredible! It is so much more than a gift of food, it is a gift of HOPE and LOVE. I have participated in the ‘fund-racing' the past two years now and am further amazed by the outpouring of support I have received. My first year I set a goal of $100 thinking how tremendous that would be! I raised $750!! So, this year I set a new goal of $1,000.00 and I well surpassed that. It takes some effort, of course, but just think if every person out there committed to fund-racing for Wheeler Mission. Imagine each of 15,000 + people raising just an additional $100. We, as a community, can do amazing things! I have made the Drumstick Dash my Thanksgiving tradition, as have many, for the last several years and will continue to do so. I hope more people will join me in the fund-racing. It is easy, it is fun, and nothing could be more rewarding!
See you out there! God Bless!”
• Fundraising prize deadline is 9AM on Monday, November 21, 2016.
• Individual prizes given to individual fundraisers only (if more than one person is using a single account, you may be ineligible for individual prizes)
• No purchase necessary to win prizes. You do not have to participate in the Drumstick Dash in order to Fundraise.
• Details subject to change.
Q: Are donations tax-deductible?
A: Yes. A donation receipt will be emailed to each donor from CrowdRise.
Q: What do I do with cash or checks?
A: Checks can be made payable to "Drumstick Dash"
Enter all offline donations (checks or cash) in the "manage my team" tab. -> "toolkit" -> "manage offline donations". This will keep your page up-to-date so your team will receive full credit for all of your fundraising.
Checks can be mailed to:
205 E New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Bring all checks and cash in an envelope, clearly marked with your team name and the total amount inside the envelope. Turn in these offline donations at the Prize Table at the Expo or at the Prize Tent, located in the food court on race day.
Q: Where do I pick up my prize?
A: Prizes can be picked up at the Prize Table during the November 23rd Expo and Packet Pick-up, or at the Prize Tent on race day.