SNEAKERS ON THE GROUND – 2017 Sponsorship Package Information

SNEAKERS ON THE GROUND
5k Run/ 2.5k Walk for Homeless Youth

Lake Montebello
Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, September 16, 2017

PRESENTED BY Loving Arms, Inc.

 2017 Sponsorship Package

Dear Prospective Sponsor:

Loving Arms, Inc. will host our Inaugural 5K Run/2K Walk to Fight Youth Homelessness on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Lake Montebello, in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Loving Arms, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) community based organization located in Baltimore City, Maryland.  We provide short term, safe and nurturing shelter and supportive services (both residential and non-residential) to unaccompanied, homeless children, and young adults, age 12 to 24.  These children are known as throwaways, runaways, homeless, or unstably housed children, many who are victims of human and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST).

The entire City of Baltimore, despite having over 2,000 runaway and homeless children a year, has only one shelter, with 8 beds, that specifically serve these children.  It is clear that the current system of care is inadequate and leaves hundreds of youth without shelter services on any given night in Baltimore City.  The Administration for Children and Families statistics guesstimate that between 500,000 and 1.5 million children run away from home or are thrown out of their homes each year, and predicted 200,000 are without a roof over their heads and living on the streets nightly.

Homelessness in Baltimore rose by nearly 30% between 2010 and 2013 with a 46% increase in those without shelter.  Loving Arms is addressing this issue head on, but we can’t do this alone.  Our primary goal is to provide for the basic needs of these children, which includes food, shelter and clothing.  However, we also work with them and their families to strengthen and re-establish relationships, in hopes of reuniting them with their families and assisting in their return home, when possible.  In cases, where reunification is not possible we help children and young adults secure a stable, nurturing and secure living environment.  In addition, children receive medical, mental health, substance abuse and educational services while in our programs.  We also provide individual, family & group counseling, in addition to outside referral services.  When age appropriate, we also provide daily living and independent life skills that include job readiness training, financial literacy, and assistance with securing entitlements, transportation and job placement services.

As a community partner, we need your financial support to help us fight and elevate the awareness of homeless children in our community. We anticipate well over 350 participants to support this event as we continue to grow year after year.

Your generosity will help us reach this year’s $50,000 goal. Attached is the sponsor package that includes additional information regarding sponsorship levels, opportunities, and benefits. We are also willing to custom design a sponsorship package to suit your needs. Please use the enclosed sponsorship form to process your contribution. We look forward to sharing a fun and festive day with you on September 16, 2017.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 443-415-1174 or via e-mail at lovingarms3@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Cindy Williams
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Loving Arms Inc.
Loving Arms, Inc., 3313 Oakfield Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207, http://lovingarmsinc.com/

Our Program

A non-profit organization that reduces the number of homeless youth in the state of Maryland, not just by providing shelter, but by providing hope, teaching job/life skills and, promoting higher education. This not only keeps youth out of the system (DSS, DJS, DOC), but reduces involvement in criminal activity and incarceration. Loving Arms, Inc. has provided services to more than 400 families and children.

Put SNEAKERS ON THE GROUND to fight youth homelessness!

Our Statistics

Loving Arms Inc. has taken youth from homelessness and placed

  •  Fourteen (14) registered in Job Corps,
  •  Seven (7) in college,
  •  Six (6) in Foster Care,
  •  Nine (9) in Strive Job Readiness Program,
  •  Two (2) in Section 8 Housing,
  • Twenty-two (22) sexually exploited children back to their home state (NY, PA, NC and NM) and
  • Over 560 children reunified with their family or another care giver through Mediation and Counseling Services.

Projected Race Demographic Breakdown                             

Typical U.S. Female Runner Typical U.S. Male Runner
Demographics
  • Average Age: 38.6
  • 61.9% Married
  • 78.7% College educated
  • 69.0% Earn a household income of $75,000+
  • Average Age: 44.8
  • 73.5% Married
  • 78.8% College educated
  • 76.4% Earn a household income of $75,000+
Running Preferences
  • Favorite race distance is the Half-Marathon (38.1%)
  • Interested in entering next year: Half-Marathon (76.6%), 10K (57.9%), 5K (56.6%), Marathon (48.0%)
  • Favorite race distance is the Half-Marathon (31.7%)
  • Interested in entering next year: Half-Marathon (69.7%), 5K (58.5%), 10K (58.0%), Marathon (56.9%)
Motivation
  • Primary motivation to start running: For Exercise (25.3%), Weight Concerns (13.8%)
  • Motivation to continue to run: Staying in Shape (75.5%), Staying Healthy (74.8%), and Relieving Stress (62.4%)
  • Primary motivation to start running: For Exercise (22.0%), Competed in School and Never Stopped (15.2%)
  • Motivation to continue to run: Staying in Shape (75.2%), Staying Healthy (70.8%), and Having Fun (58.9%)
Health
  • Average Weight: 136.2
  • Average Body Mass Index (BMI): 22.6
  • 43.0% are content with their weight
  • 44.7% are content with their fitness level
  • Average Weight: 171.2
  • Average Body Mass Index (BMI): 24.2
  • 47.7% are content with their weight
  • 45.9% are content with their fitness level

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Platinum Sponsor:  $5,000

  • Naming Rights i.e. Loving Arms Inc. Inaugural 5K Run/2K Walk to Fight Youth Homelessness presented by
  • Company Name/Logo in all marketing materials, media and press releases.
  • Offer to participate in Radio and Television media promotions
  • Exclusive positioning and branding on the Main Stage Area and larger size space allocation
  • Ability to provide volunteers in various capacities with Company Branded volunteer T-shirts
  • Exclusive ability to brand the race pathway with your Company’s signage, ground/path signage,
  • Exclusive starting line and/or finish line branding opportunities
  • Exclusive email promotions throughout the entire year 2017
  • Ability to address the audience from the main stage during the main program
  • Company logo posted on Loving Arms website, recognized as Presenting Sponsor
  • Company name and logo on all participants’ printed materials with recognition as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Registration fees waived for up to 10 people

Gold Sponsor: $3,000

  • Inclusion in all communications promoting the event (logo)
  • Company logo posted on Loving Arms website
  • Company logo prominently displayed on the event t-shirts (back)
  • Company name and logo on all participants printed materials
  • Ability to offer product sampling and promotions(8ft table and 2 chairs provided)
  • Verbal recognition by the emcee inclusion of company literature, coupons and other promotional materials in the gift bags
  • A commemorative award recognizing your support level
  • Registration fees waived for up to 5 people

Silver Sponsor: $2,000

  • Inclusion in all communications promoting the event (logo)
  • Company logo posted on Loving Arms website
  • Company logo prominently displayed on the event t-shirts (back)
  • Company name and logo on all participants printed materials
  • Verbal recognition by the emcee inclusion of company literature, coupons and other promotional materials in the gift bags
  • Registration fees waived for up to 2 people

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

§       Company logo posted on Loving Arms website
  • Company logo prominently displayed on the event t-shirts (back)

Custom Package
§       Our sponsorships are adaptable to meet the needs of your organization. We will customize a sponsorship package for you, based on your needs, to create a successful partnership.

In-Kind
§       In-Kind donation sponsors are welcome and would be recognized during the event.

Media Advertisement /Race Talking Points

Organization:            Loving Arms, Inc. 501(c) (3)
Connect to us:          http://lovingarmsinc.com/
Nonprofit #:               57-1087389
Race Day:                  Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location:                   Baltimore, MD
Race Time:                8:30 AM
Participants:             350
Race Status:             Race open to the general public
Teams:                       Individuals, sponsors and community groups
Promotion:                Sponsor merchandise welcome sampling, giveaways etc.
Executive Race Director(s):                 Darroll Cribb / lovingarms3@gmail.com
Logistic Director:      Gerardo Laboy/ gerardo.laboy@yahoo.com
Loving Arms CEO:   Cindy Williams / gods2use@aol.com

Sponsorship Levels:

  • $5,000 Platinum Sponsor Level
  • $3,000 Gold Sponsor Level
  • $2,000 Silver Sponsor Level
  • $1,000 Bronze Sponsor Level
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Customized Sponsor Package

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2017 SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENT FORM