Teddy Bear Parade Sponsorship Program

Soroptimist International of Gresham

(As a club within the Soroptimist of the America’s organization, we serve as part of a global volunteer network of individuals in over 120 countries and territories to improve the lives of women and girls.)

The Teddy Bear Parade Sponsorship Program for Soroptimist International of Gresham (SIG) helps to provide the following benefits to the club and community:

1. Serves as an annual fundraising process through the establishment of sponsorships (donations) from organizations and businesses within the community. Our community sponsors provide the funding necessary to help implement our annual program of work. Some of these activities include:

  1. Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women
  2. Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls
  3. Annual Teddy Bear Parade in Downtown Gresham
  4. Other mission-related activities

2. Provides a method to obtain more direct involvement of our community partners in support of our mission to improve the lives of women and girls in our area of influence.

Categories of Sponsorships 2022

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000

The Presenting Sponsor is the prominently featured business for the following SIG events throughout the year: Teddy Bear Parade, Live Your Dream Education and Training awards, and other mission-related projects in support of women and girls.

General:

  • Complimentary one-year club membership for a company employee, or the opportunity to sponsor a SIG club member.

Teddy Bear Parade:

  •  Presenting sponsor of the parade
  •  Honorary car to lead parade
  • Special announcement from Announcer at beginning of parade
  • Banner with both SIG and Presenting Sponsor name at beginning of parade
  • Logo on all press releases, advertising and printed materials
  • Special acknowledgment and recognition by SIG members at local community meetings, Chamber, etc.

Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards Event:

  • Opportunity for company  to assist in the presentation of awards to winners
  • Complimentary table for 8 employees or honored guests.
  • Special recognition at beginning and end of event
  • Recognition in all press releases and news articles
  • Logo on all printed materials, social media and website

Dream It, Be It – Career Support for Girls:

  • Social media and SIG website recognition
  • Opportunity to address students at DIBI session

Please scroll down to complete the Parade Sponsorship form below. 

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Career Support Sponsor: $2,000

The Career Support Sponsor is the prominently-featured business on the following SIG events throughout the year: Teddy Bear Parade and the Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.

General:

  • Complimentary one-year club membership for a company employee, or the opportunity to “sponsor” a club member who has been a past recipient of the Live Your Dream award.

Teddy Bear Parade:

  • Banner with both SIG and Career Support Sponsor
  • Logo on all press releases, advertising and printed materials
  • Company logo on SIG website

Live Your Dream Award Event:

  • Complimentary tickets for 6 employees or sponsor guests.
  • Recognition during luncheon
  • Logo on printed materials, social media & website

Dream It, Be It (DIBI): Career Support for Girls:

  • Social media and SIG website recognition
  • Opportunity to address students at DIBI session.

Please scroll down to complete the Parade Sponsorship form below. 


Teddy Bear Theme Sponsor: $1750

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Teddy Bear Theme Sponsor is the prominently-featured business on the following SIG events throughout the year: Teddy Bear Parade and the Live Your Dream Education and Training awards.

General:

  • Complimentary one-year club membership for a company employee, or the opportunity to “sponsor” a club member who has been a past recipient of the Live Your Dream award.

Teddy Bear Parade:

  • Banner with both SIG and Teddy Bear Theme Sponsor
  • Logo on all printed materials
  • Company logo on SIG website

Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards Event:

  •  Complimentary tickets for 4 employees  or guests
  •  Special recognition at luncheon
  •  Logo on printed materials, social media & website

Dream It, Be It – Career Support for Girls:

  •   Social media & SIG website recognition
  •  Opportunity to address students at DIBI session

Please scroll down to complete the Parade Sponsorship form below. 


Color Group Sponsor: $1,500

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Color group with banner with your company logo
  • Logo on all printed materials
  • Company logo on SIG website
  • Social media recognition
  • Company tickets for 2 to Live Your Dream award event

Please scroll down to complete the Parade Sponsorship form below. 


Select Sponsor: $750

Note: The following categories are examples and other titles may be negotiated with sponsor and Chair of Teddy Bear Parade. Also, more than one sponsor may be assigned to each category. For example, there might be two Animal Advocate sponsors or two Advertising sponsors. 

Individual parade sponsorships (any or all of the following):

  • Wristbands
  • Media (can have more than one media sponsor)
  • Announcer Stage
  • Advertising (can be more than one sponsor)
  • Traffic Management (i.e. parking signs, etc.)
  • Animal Advocate
  • Liability – Covers cost of liability insurance
  • Others

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Complimentary entry in parade
  • Logo on print materials
  • Company logo on SIG website
  • Complimentary ticket for 1 to Live Your Dream awards event

Please scroll down to complete the Parade Sponsorship form below. 


In-Kind Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors provide valuable services to the parade that would be difficult without their involvement.  This capability is considered a valuable service for success of the parade.

In-Kind Sponsors and their services are coordinated with Soroptimist parade committee chairs who establish benefits (opportunities). The benefits are similar to those provided to the Select Sponsors, and are listed above in that category. Soroptimist Fundraising Committee members will develop and complete a Sponsor Agreement with each In-Kind Sponsor. This will ensure the sponsor receives all the available benefits (opportunities) provided by SIG during and after the parade.

Please contact us if you wish to make an in-kind donation of goods or services to the Teddy Bear Parade.


Donations

We appreciate any donations toward the Teddy Bear Parade.  No donation is too small!
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Soroptimist International Of Gresham Programs

Soroptimist believes the most effective way to empower women is by providing them with access to education. Educated women are far more likely to realize their potential.

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Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for women annually disburses education grants to women who have overcome enormous personal obstacles. The award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

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Dream It, Be It, Career Support for Girls is a Soroptimist program that provides girls with tangible strategies to accomplish their career goals. Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. SIG works in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful. The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success, and more.

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The Soroptimist Teddy Bear Parade began in 1982 and has grown into a community tradition with more than one hundred festive entries, from school marching bands and colorful floats to civic and cultural organizations. The annual parade is held the last Saturday in September every year at 10 a.m. Designated items (teddy bears, books, etc.) are collected and donated to the local organizations.

SIG MISSION

Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

SIG VISION

Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.