Two Great Events to Help Drive For Independence

Join us Wednesday April 29th for Drive For independence Guest Fryer Day at Bair’s chicken 8am- 3pm. Tom Bradney, our board vice president will be helping to cook up lunch! Come for lunch, call and pick up lunch, or call in dinner for pick up.


Facebook event link for Bair’s Chicken

On Friday Join us for Mom’s night out pampering First Friday May 1st 5:00-8:3pm at Wash Your Mouth Out Soap Company.


Facebook event link for Mom’s Night Out

Mother’s Day Flower/Plant sale

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We are having a Mother’s Day Flower/Plant sale for Drive For Independence! This is our first official fundraiser working towards our nonprofit status. Please use the Mother’s-Day-Plant-Sale link above to view the PDF for the selection of flowers and hanging baskets we have to offer. We will be getting plants from Miller Plant Farm. Money will be due Friday, May 1st. We will be picking up flower/plants for delivery on Friday May 8th, just in time for Mother’s Day! If you are interested in paying via Paypal please contact us ( for further instructions. We will send you a total and give you further direction. Checks can be made payable made payable to Heather Sloat or Christopher Sauerbaum.  Thank you!

We have Fiscal Sponsorship!

“What is fiscal sponsorship?”, you may ask. It is when one non-profit organization sponsors another organization either just starting out or who decide using a sponsor is a better method to run their organization accepts tax-deductible donations on their behalf.

Drive for Independence has been accepted by Philanthropic Endeavors to receive donations on our behalf! We will use funds raised through Philanthropic Endeavors to get our 501(c) 3 status and start serving our community. Our plan is in the next year – year and a half to be operating under our own organization.

This will be a great partnership and allow us fundraising opportunities we otherwise would not have. We chose Philanthropic Endeavors because they are based here in York and for their low administration costs. Many times fiscal sponsorship will result in 3-12% of donations being taken by the sponsoring organization. Philanthropic Endeavors is a very small 1%. They want as much of your donation as possible to go to your chosen cause.

To make a donation please visit: and use the PayPal donate button at the top. Please make sure to put Drive for Independence in the memo.

We will use this method of donation instead of Youcaring at this point.

Let’s Create A Roadtrip Cookbook


We are working on creating a cookbook as a fundraiser. The theme is “road trip food”. The basic idea is to create a collection of recipes that travel well on road trips that don’t have to be refrigerated or travel well in a cooler. So, send me your best Road Trip recipes! We’d appreciate any recipes or suggestions for recipes! Please send your recipes to or the Drive for Independence Facebook page. Thank you!

Upshift Sponsorship Letter


We are excited to announce our sponsorship opportunities! If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact us with your email address and we will send you the letter below.
We now have fiscal sponsorship so your sponsor donation is tax deductible.

Heather Sloat
Drive For Independence
Upshift Summer Bash 2015
372 W King St
York PA 17401

3/ /2015
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 have raised the funds for a down payment on his vehicle which will soon be converted for his specific needs. After meeting his goal they 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.

Our annual car show is one of our largest fundraisers. Upshift Summer Bash 2015 will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Leg Up Farm and will showcase a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks and motorcycles with everything from classics to tuners. To make this year’s event an even larger success than last year we are seeking the support of business and private sponsors. There are several possible ways to support this event including Sponsorship, donation to the raffle, and door prizes.

We are also accepting donations to the raffle 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 raffle. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Gold and Silver Sponsorship Levels and in Memoriam Trophy Sponsorships 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 June 1, 2015 to ensure inclusion of your logo on promotional materials.
As an Upshift Summer Bash 2015 sponsor you will receive recognition in a variety of ways:
Gold Level $100
⦁ 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 Reusable shopping bag handed out to first 150 entrants
⦁ Logo on banners and fliers
⦁ Sponsorship of a trophy

Silver Level $75
⦁ 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 Reusable bag handed out to first 150 entrants
⦁ Logo on banners and fliers

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
We thank you for your consideration in supporting our Upshift Summer Bash 2015 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 2015 being held at Leg Up Farm, located at 4880 N Sherman St Ext, Mt Wolf PA 17347.
Thank you for your continuing support,

Heather Sloat
Drive for Independence
Business Sponsorship Information
Business Name________________________________________________________________
Phone________________________ Website________________________________________________
Sponsorship Level
□Gold $100
□Silver $75
□Bronze $50
□ Yes, I’d like to donate an item to be used for the Silent Auction/Door Prizes.

In Memoriam Trophy Sponsorships $75
In Loving Memory of____________________________________________________________________
Contact person________________________________________________________________________
Logo must be in .JPEG, .PSD, or .EPS format and at least 150dpi (300dpi preferred).
Please e-mail your artwork to: Sponsorship form and checks made payable to “Philanthropic Endeavors” with a memo line of “Drive for Independence” may be mailed to address below. Any questions please contact me via email at
Heather Sloat, Drive for Independence, 372 W King Street, York PA 17401