Fashion Show Sponsorship 2019 - Become a Sponsor!

8th Annual Beyond the Runway Sponsorship Levels

$5,000 Presenting Sponsor

The Presenting Sponsor will receive:

  • Ten tickets to the 2019 Avenues to Independence Beyond the Runway
  • Mention in all media/promotional materials regarding the event
  • Name listed on Avenues’ website
  • Listing on the event invitation and signage at Beyond the Runway
  • Featured in Avenues’ quarterly newsletter (Circulation 4,000)
  • Public recognition during the event

$2,500 Retail Training Sponsor

We provide workforce training including customer service best-practices, computer and cashier training.
We teach our clients patience, friendliness, empathy and the desire to help others.

The Retail Training Sponsor will receive:

  • Six tickets to the 2019 Avenues to Independence Beyond the Runway
  • Name listed on Avenues’ website
  • Listing on signage at Beyond the Runway
  • Mention in Avenues’ quarterly newsletter (Circulation 4,000)

$1,000 Art Therapy Sponsor

Art Therapy helps our clients manage behaviors, process feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase self esteem.

The Art Therapy Sponsor will receive:

  • Four tickets to the 2019 Avenues to Independence Beyond the Runway
  • Name listed on Avenues’ website
  • Listing on signage at Beyond the Runway
  • Mention in Avenues’ quarterly newsletter (Circulation 4,000)

$500 Transportation Sponsor

This provides reliable transportation for our clients to and from work.

The Transportation Sponsor will receive:

  • Three tickets to the 2019 Avenues to Independence Beyond the Runway
  • Name listed on Avenues’ website
  • Listing on signage at Beyond the Runway
  • Mention in Avenues’ quarterly newsletter (Circulation 4,000)

$250 Craft Material Sponsor

Crafts reinforce the creativity of our clients to share their talents with the community to then sell their work at the Thrift Shoppe and Fashion Show.

The Craft Material Sponsor will receive:

  • Two tickets to the 2019 Avenues to Independence Beyond the Runway
  • Name listed on Avenues’ website
  • Listing on signage at Beyond the Runway
  • Mention in Avenues’ quarterly newsletter (Circulation 4,000)

How the Beyond the Runway Tea and Fashion Show will change lives

At Avenues to Independence, people with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities live and work with independence and dignity in our community. This has been possible since 1953 because the people of Avenues have always put aside old ideas about what is possible.

It’s at the core of who we are and what we do.

In that tradition, eight years ago, friends and family members came together and created the Beyond the Runway Tea & Fashion Show to support work training and volunteer opportunities for program participants at the Avenues Thrift Shoppe in Chicago. The Thrift Shoppe has been open since 1977, and sells new and gently used clothing for men, women, children, and infants, as well as a variety of household items, small appliances, collectible books, toys and giftware. All proceeds from the shop directly benefit Avenues’ programs.

There is a great deal of excitement surrounding the fashion show. The funds generated from this wonderful event have enabled more clients the opportunity to be part of the AveVenture work training program at the Thrift Shoppe. With unemployment for people with developmental disabilities as high as 90% in some communities, this innovative employment program offers workforce training including customer service bestpractices, computer and cashier training and other skills needed to be employed in today’s workforce. The training they receive has made quite a difference in their lives and in the lives of the customers they serve. It also provides continued opportunities for Avenues’ clients to become entrepreneurs. With support from the program staff, clients create, market and sell their own handmade goods and services. They also receive computer training to showcase their handiwork on sites such as eBay and Etsy. The AveVenture work training program has been featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.

When you invest in the people of Avenues, you are investing in our community. When that happens, all of our lives are richer. Please become a Beyond the Runway sponsor and come see for yourself on Sunday, September 15, 2019, how your support makes a difference.

 

Events

Thu, Oct 24, 2019 6:00PM