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Sleep Out Saturday Sponsorship Opportunities

Sleep Out Saturday began in 2004 with the purpose of raising awareness about the issue of family homelessness in DuPage County and to raise money to support  families in the Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program. 

Sleep Out Saturday provides the opportunity for businesses and corporations to partner with a high-profile, well-supported non-profit organization.  Additionally, Sleep Out Saturday is a unique event in which sleepers experience empathy for families in crisis, while making a difference in their community.  

Why Become a Sleep Out Saturday Sponsor?

Align your business with a high-profile, well-supported DuPage County charity

Position your business as a supporter of community issues to your internal, external and community audiences

Make your business known to Bridge Communities' constituent base of over 7,000 DuPage County households 

Click here for our sponsorship guide!


To learn more about becoming a Sleep Out Saturday sponsor, please email jenifer.bystry@bridgecommunities.org


Sleep Out Saturday Sponsorship Levels

Benefits at all Sponsor Levels:

  • Your business promoted on Bridge Communities website (up to 12 months of coverage = 100,000+ impressions)
  • Your business promoted as sponsor in all Sleep Out Saturday email blasts from Bridge Communities
  • Your business featured in social media “Thank You” posts 
  • Your business featured as part of the virtual presentation shown the night of SOS and thanked verbally to the more than 1,000 participants annually involved
  • Your logo displayed on Sleep Out Saturday event t-shirt distributed to more than 1,000 participants
  • Your business featured at level of support in Bridge Communities Annual Report sent to 10,000+ households and viewed online at Bridge Communities website.

 

Bronze Sponsor:  $1,000
In additional to incentives listed above, your business will receive:

  • Your business featured in marketing campaign as a Bronze sponsor
  • Your business listed in Bridge Communities newsletter (no logo), distributed by mail to 5,000+ Chicago area residents

 

Silver Sponsor:  $2,500

In addition to General and Bronze incentives, your business will receive:

  • Your business featured in marketing campaign as a Silver sponsor
  • Your business listed in Bridge Communities newsletter (with logo), distributed by mail to 5,000+ Chicago area residents.
  • Your logo featured on virtual presentation shown the night of SOS and shared on YouTube and social media

 

Gold Sponsor:  $5,000

In addition to General, Bronze and Silver incentives, your business will receive:

  • Your business featured in marketing campaign as a Gold sponsor
  • Direct link to your business website included with your logo displayed on Bridge Communities website
  • Your business included as sponsor in all Sleep Out Saturday press releases – sent to more than 50 media contacts.

Platinum Sponsor:  $10,000

In addition to General, Bronze, Silver and Gold incentives, your business will receive:

  • Your business featured in marketing campaign as a Platinum sponsor
  • Option to include an informational video piece about your business on the Bridge Communities promo video 
  • Your logo included on 4’ X 6’ banner signage prominently displayed during the month of October and November throughout DuPage County – most banners are located along prominent streets and intersections
  • Your business mentioned as major event sponsor during radio and TV appearances/interviews as available
  • Opportunity to address audience during our virtual presentation on November 7  
  • “Thank you” feature with logo included in Bridge Communities print newsletter

Gold

  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Wintrust1-Wheaton Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust2-Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust3-Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust4-Bolingbrook Bank & Trust

Silver

  • Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • Compass Mortgage

Bronze

  • BeaksCo
  • Nicor Gas
  • Oxford Bank & Trust

A single adult supporting two children would need to earn $31.69 per hour to make a livable wage and afford permanent sustainable housing in DuPage County.  The average income when our families enter the Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program is $14/hour - well below a living wage.