Sponsorship Opportunities 2024
Sponsoring United Way of Fort Smith Area events can provide a variety of benefits for businesses and organizations. First and foremost, it allows companies to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the local community and improving the lives of those around them. By aligning their brand with a respected and well-established organization like United Way, businesses can enhance their reputation and build trust with customers and stakeholders.
Additionally, sponsoring events can provide valuable exposure and marketing opportunities for businesses. United Way events often attract a diverse range of attendees, including community leaders, volunteers, and potential customers. Sponsors can take advantage of this audience to showcase their products or services, distribute promotional materials, and connect with potential clients or partners.
Sponsorship can also provide networking opportunities and help businesses build relationships with other organizations and community leaders. By participating in United Way events and initiatives, sponsors can show their support for important causes and connect with other like-minded individuals and businesses. This can lead to new partnerships, collaborations, and opportunities for growth.
Overall, sponsoring United Way of Fort Smith Area events can be an effective way for businesses to enhance their reputation, promote their brand, and support their local community. By partnering with United Way, businesses can make a positive impact while also benefiting from the many advantages that come with sponsorship.
This week-long event offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to display and promote your company logo to over 300+ spectators in attendance. Many sponsorships include a team(s) in the Pro-Am tournament, the ability to provide company-branded merchandise to both Pro-Am and APT players, and an ad in the digital tournament brochure. Furthermore, many sponsorship levels allow access to the VIP tent, where there is a unique and exclusive opportunity to network with local organizations and leaders throughout the week of play.
Sponsorships range from $250 – $25,000.
Day of Caring, held during National Volunteer Week in April, is a community-wide event benefiting community partners in Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Sebastian, and Sequoyah counties. Each year, Day of Caring unites generous, community-focused people with the mission of creating real, lasting change in the lives of children, families, and seniors right where we live.
On Day of Caring, volunteer teams from local companies and businesses, families, and individuals work together to complete projects and conduct special programs for United Way’s community partners, who often lack the necessary resources and staffing to tackle the projects. These projects range from reading to children, painting a room, and engaging in outdoor activities such as landscaping or washing windows.
Each year, 800- 100 individuals volunteer for this event. Participating in Day of Caring allows building stronger relationships among employees, family members, friends, and other community members while introducing United Way’s impact and importance in the six-county area.
Sponsorship Level – $500.00
Many children look forward to arriving on the first day of school with new notebooks, backpacks, and pencil boxes, but it’s a different story for children whose families can’t afford these items. Toward the end of July, United Way of Fort Smith Area asks individuals to help them fill a bus full of supplies to be donated to at-risk children in its six-county area.
Not only do the donated supplies help children with their studies, but having a new backpack or notebook can help raise a child’s self-esteem. Feeling good about themselves and having the tools to complete their school work helps children get off on the right foot as they start a new school year. More than 500 volunteers from local businesses and organizations participate each year.
Sponsorship Level – $500.00
United Way of Fort Smith Area’s annual Power of the Purse is a luncheon and silent auction. Each year, over 200 women enjoy a luncheon while bidding on purses provided by gracious donors.
The proceeds from this event benefit United Way’s early childhood literacy initiative. Through a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, United Way mails more than 6,000 children a quality, age-appropriate book a month from birth to their fifth birthday at no cost to the parent. It costs United Way $26 a year per child. This event is our largest fundraiser for this program.
Table sponsorships include:
Event sponsor $1,000 seating for 10
Corporate Table $500 seating for 8
United Way Community Partner Agencies
United Way’s partner agencies help thousands of adults, families, and children throughout the six-county area. We fund and create solutions that provide long-term impact and sustainable results. Working together, we’re addressing today’s needs while reducing tomorrow’s problems. As a sponsor of United Way events, you are partnering with us in this work.
ARC for the River Valley
Boys & Girls Club of the Diamond Hills
Boys and Girls Club of Leflore County
Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah County
Boys & Girls Club of South Logan County
Boys & Girls Club of Van Buren
Boy Scouts, Westark Area Council
Center for Arkansas Legal Services
Community Dental Clinic
Community Services Clearinghouse
Crawford County Senior Citizens Center
Crisis Intervention Center
Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs
Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
Girls Shelter of Fort Smith
Lincoln Childcare Center
Literacy Council of Western Arkansas
Next Step Homeless Services
Ozark Area Youth Organization
Parents As Teachers
River Valley Regional Foodbank
Sebastian County Boys & Girls Club
Sebastian Retired Citizens Assoc. (SRCA)
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian Counties
Stepping Stone School