Isaac’s Dine for Drive

On Thursday April 7th 5pm-9pm we will have our 2nd Dine For Drive For Independence at Isaac’s in East York. Everyone has to eat so this is a super simple way to support Drive For Independence. Print out the flyer using the PDF link below (or stop by to see us on Saturday April 2nd to pick one up), fill it out and give it to your waiter/waitress. It can even be used on take out orders! Once we have $100 in sales that evening Isaac’s will donate 25% of the total sales for that evening to us Can’t join us that evening? Get a gift card for later and 15% of the value of the gift card will go towards the fundraising event.

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Printable Isaac’s flyer for 4/7/16


Mom’s Day Out and Chicken Barbecue Press Release


*For Immediate Release*

We are delighted to announce our first annual Pamper Yourself-Mom’s Day Out (and Chicken Barbecue) to benefit Drive For Independence. Our mission with Drive For Independence is to help those with high level disabilities obtain wheelchair accessible vehicles needed to get to work and achieve their dreams for independence. We started the organization while fund raising for Christopher Sauerbaum’s wheelchair accessible vehicle. Chris, along with his wife and many other dedicated individuals have raised the funds for a down payment on his vehicle which was recently converted for his specific needs. After meeting his goal we decided to immediately work on paying it forward and helping others meet this same goal of being able to drive themselves to work and lead an overall more independent life.

The event will run from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 and will be held at the Hellam Fire Hall: 163 East Market St., York, PA 17406. Funds raised at the event will go towards start-up and program expenses for Drive For Independence.Various vendors are signed up to attend the event, ranging from one-of-a-kind handmade goods to favorites such as Thirty-one gifts, Pampered Chef, and Mary Kay, as well as a make and take gift kids can make for mom. We will also have a ticket auction and each person who comes in the door will receive 1 ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased.

Food will be provided by The Barbecue Machine LLC and will feature Chicken barbecue and an assortment of desserts.  Tickets can be purchased for $10.00 each. Each meal will include a 1/2 Chicken, baked potato, baked beans, macaroni salad, and a roll w/ butter.  Drive For Independence will receive $1.00 from each ticket sold. To guarantee your meal ticket we need the money no later than April 8th. They can be purchased by check through mail, cash in person, or via Square online payment. Tickets ordered through Square will be subject to a $0.50 per ticket convenience fee. Please contact us if you would like to meet for cash payment. Checks can be made out to Heather Sloat with a memo of MDO-Chicken Barbecue- # of tickets. Mail to: Drive for Independence, PO Box 20752 , York PA 17402. Please include an address to send your tickets to you. If you have any questions you may call 717-991-5921 or email us at

Please join us and celebrate Mom while helping out Drive For Independence. Our goal is to keep this going yearly and to be able to help other individuals with limited mobility to reach their dreams of working and driving as well!

For more information go to:

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Current Vendors:


Chicken Barbecue


Food Vendor:
The Barbecue Machine LLC– will be doing Chicken Barbecue dinners $10.00 each.
The Barbecue Machine will also be providing coffee and desserts.

Vendors for the show:
Laura’s Look Salon-Laura Campagne-Gregorits
Fierce face by Luz-Luz Patterson
KCSC-Kimberly Blouse
Terrace Bloom Teas- Ken Stoltzfus
CMD Jewels– Christina Donofrio
Newfangled Crafts & Creations– Regina and Marichel Haire
Angel Light Connections – Jody Spraker
HamPat Specialty- Hamir Patel
Lisa Towber- Lularoe Clothing
Pure Romance- Ashley Turri and Destiny Cooley
Tupperware- Yvette Leisenring
Pampered Chef- Barbara Marshall
Mary Kay- Nicole Lindemuth
Awakened Wellness– Doterra Essential Oils- Nicole Lavetan
Kat’s Jewelry Korner– Premier Designs- Kat Swank
Scentsy- Sara Greenberg
Paparazzi Accessories by Christine Schwarz– Christine Schwarz
Stephanie Forney Lilla Rose Independent Consultant– Stephanie Forney
Willa Skincare- Deanne Lanni
Julianne Godfrey: Jamberry Consultant-Julianne Godfrey
Plexus- Chris Milhimes
Tastefully Simple- Britny Wylie and Linda Nevers



We’re on the move: 3rd Annual Upshift Summer Bash

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Square Online Car Registration

Mail-in Registration for cars

Upshift flyer

The 3rd Annual Upshift Summer Bash is moving to a new location! We’re excited to announce we will be at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Join us on Saturday July 30th 10am-4pm for the 3rd Annual Upshift Summer Bash at the AACA Museum 161 Museum Dr, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033. There will be plenty of cars, trucks, and motorcycles to pique your interest an much more! Enjoy music, a variety of food trucks, and a great group of vendors ranging from car care to crafters and artisans. Bring the entire family! Your car registration donation includes 1 admission to the museum. Pre-register at the discounted rate of $20.00 (use the Square Up link below or send in your registration using one of our pre-registration forms in the link below). The day of the show is $25.00. Additional visitor tickets to the museum are regular museum admission price (See this link to purchase tickets to the museum only: ). Unless you want to visit the museum, spectators are free.
We will be raising funds for Drive For Independence. Our goal is to help adults with physical disabilities get the transportation they need to get to work. Please join us to help others reach their goals in life!

Vendor spaces are $25-35 (depends if you donate a silent auction item or not) for a 10×10 space (no electric, must provide own table,chairs and tent, museum admission for vendors is not included in space fee). Sponsorships start at $50 and goes up depending on level chosen. Silver is $100 for 1 trophy/ class. Gold is $250 for 3 trophies/class. Platinum $300 only 2 spaces people’s choice and best of show; large trophy and your business goes on the dash plaques. Please contact us if you would like an application or sponsorship letter sent.

Classes are listed below in the sponsorship letter. Please see links below to register. We are currently looking for sponsors, vendors, and food trucks. We currently have a DJ- T1 DJ Services by Travis Workinger. Interested sponsors please see the sponsorship letter below. If you would like to register as a sponsor, vendor, or food truck please contact us for an application:

SPONSORSHIP LETTER-  2016 Sponsorship Letter PDF to download

Heather Sloat
Drive For Independence
Upshift Summer Bash 2016
PO Box 20752
York PA 17402

/ /2016

Dear ,
Drive for Independence is an organization dedicated to helping individuals with high level disabilities obtain wheelchair accessible vehicles needed to drive themselves to work and achieve their dreams of independence. We have already helped one individual achieve his dream. Christopher Sauerbaum along with his wife and many other dedicated individuals raised the funds needed for a down payment on his Truck that was recently converted for his specific needs. He is now able to drive himself to work and run everyday errands without relying on a bus or someone else to drive. After meeting his goal they decided to immediately work on paying it forward and help others meet the same goal of being able to drive themselves to work and lead an overall more independent life.
Our annual Upshift Summer Bash car show is one of our largest fundraisers. Upshift Summer Bash 2016 will be held on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at the AACA Museum in Hershey PA and will showcase a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks and motorcycles with everything from classics to tuners. We are seeking the support of business and private sponsors. There are several possible ways to support this event including Sponsorship, donation to the silent auction and raffle, and door prizes.
We are also accepting donations to the silent auction (donations worth over $50.00) / ticket auction ( items valued under $50.00) to be held during the event. The items will be on display throughout the event for the public to bid on. Each item will include a card with information about the item including the value and who it was donated by. Corporate sponsorship is not necessary to make a donation to the silent auction. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsorship Levels are limited and will go on a first come basis. We encourage all interested sponsors to return the sponsorship form as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, May 20th, 2016 to ensure inclusion of your logo on promotional materials. Logo must be in .JPEG, .PSD, or .EPS format and at least 150dpi (300dpi preferred).
Please e-mail your artwork to:

We thank you for your consideration in supporting our Upshift Summer Bash 2016 and ultimately our mission with Drive for Independence in helping individuals with high level disabilities reach their goal of being able to drive themselves to work and achieve a new level of independence.
We look forward to seeing you join us at the Upshift Summer Bash 2016 being held at the AACA Museum in Hershey, located at 131 Museum Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 .
Thank you for your continuing support,
Heather Sloat

As an Upshift Summer Bash 2016 sponsor you will receive recognition in a variety of ways:

Platinum Level $300
⦁ A vendor spot at the event
⦁ Logo or business information in the program
⦁ Option to include fliers, promotional material, or samples in the Give away bag
⦁ Logo on Dash Plaques
⦁ Logo on banners and fliers
⦁ Sponsorship of the Best of Show trophy OR People’s Choice trophy (these trophies will be larger and more elaborate than the other classes)

Silver Level $100 (sponsorship of single trophy for the chosen class) OR Gold Level $250 (Sponsorship of 3 trophies for 1st,2nd, 3rd for the chosen class)
⦁ A vendor spot at the event
⦁ Logo or business information in the program
⦁ Option to include fliers, promotional material, or samples in the Give away bag
⦁ Logo on banners and fliers
⦁ Option to Judge sponsored class

Class Choices:
1955-1980’s Mopar
1955-1980’s Ford
1955-1980’s GM
1980’s to present Mopar
1980’s to present GM
1980’s to present Ford
Classic Euro
Modern Euro
Classic Imports (non euro)
Modern Imports (non euro)
Classic Street Truck
Modern street Truck
Mini Trucks
Off road trucks/ Jeeps/ SUV’s
Open/Specialty Class

Bronze Level $50.00
⦁ Vendor space at the event
⦁ Logo or business information in the program
⦁ Option to include fliers, promotional material, or samples in the Give away bag

Any questions please contact me via email at
or by phone 717-991-5921.









Join us for Pamper Yourself-Mom’s Day Out!



On Saturday April 23,2016 we will be holding our first annual “Pamper Yourself- Mom’s Day Out. It will be held at Hellam Fire Hall, 163 E Market St, York, Pennsylvania 17406 from 10am-4pm. We all know how busy moms are so we want to give mom’s the chance to come take of themselves a little. We plan to have chair massages, mini- manicures and Jamicures, a little spa make and take made with essential oils to relax at home with and a few other treats. We will have various hand made crafters as well as your favorite home based businesses for some shopping fun. If you need to bring the kids we’ll have a craft area to make a surprise for mom! We also plan to have a ticket auction so come out and get some great gifts for mom.

We are currently seeking craft vendors, limited home based business (unless you carry a unique line) and food vendors. We have room for 20-22 vendors on the floor as well as 2 food vendors in the kitchen area. If you would like a vendor application please contact us at

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Fun with Gingerbread Houses Round 2

We had a wonderful morning at our 2nd Gingerbread house class. Thank you again to the families who joined us. It was so much fun sharing this class. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

We will be looking at other classes to share as it is sharing skills we have with others while helping us to build our programs and organization. It is a win win for everyone! Thank you again to all who made the classes a success. Thank you to Wingate at Wyndham and Valley View for allowing us to use their facilities for our classes as well!



Learning to build snowmen and reindeer as a warm-up.




Tammy teaching how to build the base house.




Finished Houses!












DC Abilities Expo Wrap Up

The Abilities Expo was a humbling and eye opening experience. Being there as a consumer is one thing but being there and interacting and talking with public as an organization is a completely different experience. We found out some great information and found other organizations to work with.

After talking with many people, we are definitely on the right track and Drive For Independence is a much needed organization. We are looking forward to more opportunities and want to grow and expand all over the country and we will definitely be pursuing our 501(c)3 status in the new year.

We hope to attend the Abilities Expo in May and would definitely like to attend the DC Expo again. A big thank you to our sponsors Meeting Well and Mobility Works for making our trip possible and being able to share Drive For Independence in a new community!

We look forward to what the new year will bring and the anticipation of future Abilities Expos!