WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Need

Domestic and sexual violence impacts our community daily – and the numbers are rising. Violence against women and girls is a societal issue that must be addressed.

According to the Lethbridge Police Service Annual Report (2017) there were 81 sexual assaults, sexual interference, exploitation and touching reports and 1692 reports of domestic violence in our community, and research shows that fewer than 10% of individuals report to police.  Over the same period, YWCA Lethbridge and District provided direct supports and services to nearly 600 disclosures of sexual violence and more than 3000 impacted by domestic violence.

YWCA Lethbridge & District provides the support, education and awareness that our community needs to address sexual and domestic violence. By supporting WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®, you . . .

provide immediate safety, shelter, food and clothing for a woman fleeing domestic violence;
support women and men in abusive relationships with referrals and support;
provide women, men and children who report a sexual assault with an important Third Option and immediate crisis counselling; and
help survivors of violence re-enter society, become self-sufficient, and avoid being in crisis situations in their future.


The Opportunity

On Tuesday, September 21, 2018, YWCA Lethbridge & District presents our 7th annual WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES ®.  Over 100 men and women will challenge themselves to “walk a mile” in high heels around Galt Gardens. They register to participate and fundraise to reach their goal, and then take steps to help stop domestic and sexual violence. In its 6-year history, YWCA Lethbridge & District WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® has raised more than $160,000 and involved hundreds of community members. Our goal this year is to raised $50,000 and YOU can help us get there!

Sponsorships are available for this highly visual, engaging, and unique event. Past sponsors have shared how impactful involvement with the YWCA and in particular this event has been on their staff: from team building to community engagement; from awareness of the issues to compassion and understanding.

Join us as part of the solution, and sponsor, walk, or donate to YWCA Lethbridge & District WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®.

Presenting Sponsor

Shopper's Drug Mart


Shoe Sponsor - $3,500

Logo Placement

All event print materials including handbills (1000 printed) and posters (100 printed)

Logo on event website and YWCA Lethbridge & District website

Signage at event including sponsor board and shoe table signs

Medal lanyards

 

Pre-Event

YWCA Lethbridge to set up a promotional display in sponsor’s office (or other space) for one month leading up to the event

Custom posters & social media images co-branded with WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® and your logo.

 

Media

Recognition in pre-event print and radio advertising

Share your fundraising page on YWCA Lethbridge Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

Three pre-event social media posts acknowledging sponsorship & Corporate Team fundraising accomplishments.

Note: YWCA Lethbridge can provide social media coaching to help with your team’s promotions, as requested.

 

At the Event

Complimentary corporate team banner with a registered team of 10+ sponsor representatives. Note: YWCA can provide coaching to help with your team’s fundraising, as requested.

Engage up to 10 employee volunteers at the Shoe Tables (can wear corporate clothing)

Display corporate tent, banners, and promotional materials at event with prior approval from YWCA Lethbridge

Verbal recognition from the stage

Engage up to 10 employee volunteers to help hand out participant medals with your brand on the lanyard

 

Plus

Framed Team Photo for sponsor to display in your sponsor’s workplace

Personal or team tour of YWCA Lethbridge & District facilities

Association with a charitable event that fundraises to help break the cycle of family violence


Lunch Sponsor – $2,500

Logo Placement

All event print materials including handbill (1000 printed), poster (100 printed)

Logo on event website and YWCA Lethbridge & District website

Signage including sponsor board, and Lunch Table signs

Participant reusable lunch bags

 

Pre-Event

YWCA Lethbridge to set up a promotional display in sponsor’s office (or other space) for one month leading up to the event

Custom posters & social media images co-branded with WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® and your logo.

 

Media

Recognition in pre-event print and radio advertising

Share your fundraising page on YWCA Lethbridge Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

Two pre-event social media posts acknowledging sponsorship & Corporate Team fundraising accomplishments.

Note: YWCA Lethbridge can provide social media coaching to help with your team’s promotions, as requested.

 

At the Event

Complimentary corporate team banner with a registered team of 10+ sponsor representatives. Note: YWCA Lethbridge can provide coaching to help with your team’s fundraising, as requested.

Engage up to 10 employee volunteers at the Lunch Tables (can wear corporate clothing)

Display corporate tent, banners, and promotional materials at event with prior approval from YWCA Lethbridge

Verbal recognition from the stage

 

Plus

Framed Team Photo for sponsor to display in your sponsor’s workplace

Personal or team tour of YWCA Lethbridge & District facilities

Association with a charitable event that fundraises to help break the cycle of family violence


Warm-up Sponsor – $1,500

Logo Placement

All event print materials including handbill (1000 printed), poster (100 printed)

Logo on event website and YWCA Lethbridge & District website

Signage at event including sponsor board and corporate banner on warm-up stage

 

Pre-Event

Custom posters & social media images co-branded with WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® and your logo.

 

Media

Share your fundraising page on YWCA Lethbridge Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

Note: YWCA Lethbridge can provide social media coaching to help with your team’s promotions, as requested.

 

At the Event

Complimentary corporate team banner with a registered team of 10+ sponsor representatives. Note: YWCA Lethbridge can provide coaching to help with your team’s fundraising, as requested.

Engage 1-2 employee volunteers as co-hosts of the warm-up with YWCA fitness staff (can wear corporate clothing)

Verbal recognition from the stage

 

Plus

Framed Team Photo for sponsor to display in your sponsor’s workplace

Personal or team tour of YWCA Lethbridge & District facilities

Association with a charitable event that fundraises to help break the cycle of family violence

 

Route Sponsor – $500 (four available)

Logo Placement

All event print materials including handbill (1000 printed), poster (100 printed)

Logo on event website and YWCA Lethbridge & District website

Signage at event including sponsor board

Hand-held flags (co-branded with WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®/Your brand)

 

Pre-Event

Custom posters & social media images co-branded with WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® and your logo.

 

Media

Share your fundraising page on YWCA Lethbridge Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

Note: YW can provide social media coaching to help with your team’s promotions, as requested.

 

At the Event

Complimentary corporate team banner with a registered team of 10+ sponsor representatives. Note: YWCA Lethbridge can provide coaching to help with your team’s fundraising, as requested.

Engage up to 3-5 employee volunteers as “Lean On Me” volunteers along the route and to distribute your branded flags to walkers, volunteers and public (can wear corporate clothing)

Verbal recognition from the stage

 

Plus

Framed Team Photo for sponsor to display in your sponsor’s workplace

Personal or team tour of YWCA Lethbridge & District facilities

Association with a charitable event that fundraises to help break the cycle of family violence


Bib Sponsor – $500

Logo Placement

All event print materials including handbill (1000 printed), poster (100 printed)

Logo on event website and YWCA Lethbridge & District website

Signage at event including sponsor board

Participant race bibs  

 

Pre-Event

Custom posters & social media images co-branded with WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® and your logo.

 

Media

Share your fundraising page on YWCA Lethbridge Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

Note: YW can provide social media coaching to help with your team’s promotions, as requested.

 

At the Event

Complimentary corporate team banner with a registered team of 10+ sponsor representatives. Note: YWCA Lethbridge can provide coaching to help with your team’s fundraising, as requested.

Engage up to 3-5 employee volunteers as registration volunteers and distribute your branded racing bibs to walkers (can wear corporate clothing)

Verbal recognition from the stage

 

Plus

Framed Team Photo for sponsor to display in your sponsor’s workplace

Personal or team tour of YWCA Lethbridge & District facilities

Association with a charitable event that fundraises to help break the cycle of family violence


Talk to us about a customized sponsorship activation – how would you like to highlight YOUR business?

Contact

Yvonne Bainbridge
Events & Volunteer Coordinator
events@ywcalethbridge.org
403-329-0088