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2014 Holiday Corporate Partner Programs

2014 Holiday Corporate Partner Programs
The Salvation Army occupies a special place in the hearts of Americans—and Chicagoans—by virtue of its services, brand recognition, reputation, and effectiveness. And no time is this more evident than during the holiday season, when passersby fill the familiar Salvation Army red kettles with generous donations.

Now, Chicago-area companies looking to “do the most good” and get involved with something special this holiday season, can participate in one of our 2014 Holiday Corporate Partner Programs. Depending on the package, your organization can associate your brand with The Salvation Army, gain valuable media exposure, populate a table at our well-attended annual luncheon, and involve employees in important service activities. A calendar of opportunities follows and more detailed information for any of these projects or a full listing of sponsorship benefits is available.

October-December
Angel Tree & Holiday Toy Drive   
Purchase gift items for children, based on items listed on Angel Tags; includes clothing and toys.  Additional toys are also needed to supplement Angel Tree requests. 

Angel Tree sponsorships are also available from $7,500 - $20,000.

November 13 – December 24, 2014
Red Kettle Campaign                      
Help The Salvation Army raise money during the holiday season by ringing a bell at one of the many Red Kettle locations throughout the area or through an On-line Red Kettle.   Funding from the Red Kettle Campaign helps to support our services throughout the year. 

Sponsorships of the Adopt-A-Kettle program are available starting at $5,000.

November 13, 2014
Starlighter Luncheon                                                           
This annual event helps to kick off our iconic Red Kettle campaign.  Corporate supporters and individual donors gather in Downtown Chicago for this festive start to the holiday season. 

Sponsorship packages are available from $10,000 - $50,000

November 13, 2014
Tree of Lights
On November 13, The Salvation Army will light up the night with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Chicago’s Union Station. The event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsorship packages are available from $20,000

December 12, 2014
WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon
Broadcast live from Navy Pier on WBBM Newsradio in December, the Good Neighbor Radiothon represents 19 hours of programming and promotions supporting the services of The Salvation Army.  Volunteers are needed to help answer phones and take pledges from listeners. 

Sponsorships are available from $5,000 - $200,000.

For more information on these projects and a full listing of sponsorship benefits, please contact:
Suzanne Ploger
Director of Corporate Relations
773-205-3537
Suzanne_Ploger@usc.salvationarmy.org