Fundraising sponsored by
Step 1: Register for the race! Click here
Step 2: At the end of the registration process, set up your personal fundraising page as directed (if you miss the prompt, go here to set up your page https://www.crowdrise.com/drumstickdash2017)
Step 3: Raise a minimum of $250 to help the homeless that come to Wheeler Mission seeking shelter and care
Step 4: When you’ve raised the minimum, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your fundraising page
Step 5: All but a penny of your individual registration will be refunded! (one individual registration refunded per fundraising page)
All qualifying participants also receive:
BONUS! Act quickly! Drumstick Dash sponsor, Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy, will donate $100 to the first 30 individuals to reach $150 in fundraising!
Thank you to our top 2017 fundraisers!
1. Bethany Nelson – $4,700 raised to help the homeless
2. Firefighters On A Mission – $1,969
3. Elizabeth Baumgardt – $1,830
4. Stephen McFarland – $1675
5. Kelly Romano – $1,105
6. Julie Austel – $1,000
7. Brian Allison – $785
8. Dan Miller – $550
9. Rob Blazek – $450
10. Ollie Habiby – $427
This Thanksgiving, more than 1,600 people in central Indiana will spend the day homeless. We believe that nobody in our community should be without food, shelter, and warmth, but especially during the holidays. Fundraising for the Drumstick Dash helps provide nutritious meals and care to the homeless men, women, and mothers with children right here in our community.
Visit our Drumstick Dash 2017 page on CrowdRise to create your own easy-to-use Fundraising team or you can join an existing team. Either way, you’ll be raising critical funds for our city’s most desperate people.
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.
All donations are tax-deductible. A donation receipt will be emailed to you from CrowdRise. Donors may make checks payable to “Drumstick Dash” and turn them in to the Wheeler Mission table at the Drumstick Dash Expo or at the event.
Everyone who starts a fundraising page gets special access for two on Race Day to the new Team Rehab facility, located at 1081 Broad Ripple Ave in the heart of Drumstick Dash festivities! Benefits include:
The top 10 fundraising individuals win:
ALSO! – The Top Fundraising Individual and the Top Fundraising Team take home the annual traveling turkey trophy to hold for one year!
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”
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.
* Prizes and details subject to change.
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!”