Corporate Support & Employee Engagement Opportunities

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2022/2023

Open a door to a brighter future for local children in need.

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CORPORATE SUPPORT
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

2023GOALS

100,000children served

11schooldistricts

135schools

2,000,000products delivered

Catie’s Closet transforms unused areas inside schools into safe, welcoming spaces where students in grades preK-12 can discreetly shop, free of charge, for clothing, toiletries, and other necessities.

By arming students with the power of choice, Catie’s Closet fuels their confidence, encourages them to stay in school, and unlocks opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

There’ s a very happy 7th grader who is wearing new sneakers at Parthum today. She’ s mostly non verbal, but repeatedly said “Thank you!” with a huge smile on her face, followed by fist bumps. This is the first time we ’ ve witnessed such joy first hand at one of Catie’ s Closets. Just so uplifting!

Thank you so much for EVERYTHING last week. The boys eyes lit up when they saw everything. They were like "we got new stuff??? For US?!?!"

You made their days, just by getting them clothes. Thank you for making my boys so happy!!

Thank you so much for helping me get clean clothes when I didn’t have them. Just a week or two ago my dryer broke and I had no clothes I could wear to school, but all I had to do was go to Catie’ s Closet and you guys set me up for an entire week so thank you so much. I particularly liked the grey sweatshirt you got for me last Wednesday, one of the best I’ ve ever owned.

Mom was overwhelmed by the kindness you showed, she said "Oh my goodness, I am so grateful for all this help. It is truly a blessing and very appreciated. I expected a coat and pair of shoes. I can 't say thank you enough, I really needed this help. Thank you to everyone who helped.

Become a Circle of Change partner:

Committed to the growth of Catie's Closet and helping more children in crisis find a brighter tomorrow.

EXPANSION SPONSOR

$50,000 AND ABOVE

Changemaker dedicated to the expansion of the Catie’s Closet vision: for every child to have access to the essentials that foster physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Permanent mention on our website

Personalized public media event and press package

Private tour of our Distribution Center

Customized employee engagement events

Exclusive VIP invitation to Catie's Closet events

NEW CLOSET SPONSOR

$25,000

Changemaker funding the construction of a brand new closet in the community to ensure more local students have access to critical items within their schools.

Year-long web, event & media recognition

Photo and interview feature

In-Closet plaque dedication

Private tour of our Distribution Center

Personalized employee engagement event

Exclusive VIP invitation to Catie's Closet events

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BE ME SPONSOR

$20,000

Changemaker who believes in the power of individuality and authenticity for all, building a world of tolerance and understanding.

Year-long web, event & media recognition

Photo and interview feature

In-Closet recognition and branded Confidence Pack tags

Private tour of our Distribution Center

Exclusive VIP invitation to Catie's Closet events

MY
BEME
EXPANSION
WALKIN
SHOES SPONSOR NEWCLOSET SPONSOR PROGRAM SPONSOR ADOPT A SCHOOL SPONSOR
SPONSOR
SPONSOR BASIC NECCESSITIES SPONSOR

SHOES SPONSOR

$15,000

Changemaker stepping up to help students start each day on the right foot with brand new sneakers and footwear.

Web, event & media recognition

Custom branded hangtag attached to all sneakers

Private tour of our Distribution Center

Exclusive invitation to Catie's Closet events

ADOPT A SCHOOL SPONSOR

$10,000

Changemaker dedicated to maintaining the clothing and toiletry inventory in our existing Closets, and continually making Catie’s Closet a safe and reliable place for every child who enters.

Web, event & media recognition

Spotlight blog feature

In-Closet plaque dedication

Private tour of our Distribution Center

UNIFORM SPONSOR

$7,500

Changemaker dedicated to supporting our uniform inventory for schools requiring a specific dress code, ensuring that each student is prepared for each school day with this essential.

Web, event & media recognition

Spotlight blog feature

In-Closet signage

Private tour of our Distribution Center

BASIC NECESSITIES SPONSOR

$5,000

Changemaker dedicated to ensuring children have the basic essentials they need, both in and out of the classroom.

Web, event & media recognition

In-Closet signage

Virtual tour of our Distribution Center

PROGRAM SUPPORTER

We are committed to helping out partners reach their company engagement goals. Consider a multi-year investment for a longterm, sustainable impact on providing critical access to clothing and basic necessities to students in need.

IN
WALK
MY

FIELD TRIP

GALA FILL THE BUS

MARCH JUNE

Support our largest fundraising event of the year with an event sponsorship, auction item donation, and ticket purchases. Funds from this event support our mission

Our newest event gives a “behind-the-door-look” of our organization at our Distribution Center Sponsor, donate an auction item, or purchase tickets to support awareness of our work

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

Make an impact during the back-to-school season!

Help Fill the Bus by being an urgent needs sponsor, hosting a drive, or purchasing confidence packs

END OF YEAR GIVING

YOUR EVENT HERE

OCTOBER TO DECEMBER CUSTOMIZED TIMELINE

Help us start the next year on the right foot by planning your company's end of year giving! Host a drive or make a company donation to help your local community.

Help us start the next year on the right foot by planning your company's end of year giving! Host a drive or make a company donation to help your local community

Come together to sponsor our existing closets in the communities where you live and work.

Funds will support the inventory, maintenance, and operational needs of the district your fundraiser supports.

Our Peer to Peer fundraising platform allows you to create a company team, with weekly updates on your progress.

New

Hudson

Manchester

Nashua

Massachusetts

Boston

Holyoke

Lawrence

Lowell

MerrimackValley

Springfield

Our team can provide you with options for goals that will help make a significant impact, customized to your timeline for support. Hampshire

Consider adding Catie's Closet to your company's payroll donation deduction program! Connect us with your HR or CSR team to learn how to include Catie's Closet as an option.

Proudly partnering with the following employee giving and corporate matching platforms:

If your company is considering making a gift this upcoming year, consider becoming a matching gift partner.

BECOME A MATCHINGPARTNERGIFT

Your donation can double or triple in impact as we appeal to our local communities and supporters to make a financial contribution for various campaigns we host throughout the year.

THE BE ME PROJECT

DESIGN

Using digital art and graphic design, create a visual answering the question, "WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ME?". It could be about what individuals in your company enjoy or how they define their authenticity. Images can be used on social media or put together into a reel.

BLOG

Be a featured article on our blog with your company's story answering the question: "WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ME?". You can interview different employees to learn more about their "Be Me" story, showcasing the unique individuals that make up your company. What are you proud of? What do you like to do? What are your aspirations?

RECORD

Individually or as a group, create a 30 second video about "WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ME?". Visit www.catiescloset.org/be-me-initiative and view 3 recent featured students for ideas. Please include a headline and your name with the video.

“Be Me” empowers ALL to explore who they are as individuals and gives them the boost they need to express themselves with confidence.
The Be Me Movement gives us all the power to confidently say:
I am perfect the way I am. I love everything about myself. I can use my abilities to change the world for the better.

RETAIL AND MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Catie’s Closet will work with retail companies to design and or sell merchandise in their stores with the “Be Me” hang tag. When a customer purchases these special edition items, a percentage of the proceeds would be donated to Catie's Closet to support various projects under the “Be Me” initiative, such as our Hair Care for All program.

Imagine a consumer going to their favorite stores supporting “Be Me” and selecting their favorite clothing, knowing that their purchase will benefit someone else. Retailers benefit from increased traffic, while Catie's Closet builds an earned income stream.

This program's goal is to create a viral response to "Be Me" by encouraging everyone to embrace individuality, eliminate division, promote acceptance and create a world of tolerance and understanding - a core need in today’s world.

Catie's Closet will partner with designers to create custom items which would be sold on our website, such as t-shirts and flip-flops. The “Be Me“ merchandise will be not only be sold on our website, but utilized in our Student Advisory Program to encourage the next generations of leaders to inspire a world of tolerance and understanding.

LUNCH & LEARN

Bring awareness to your employees about the issues that the children in your local communities are facing, and about how to engage with Catie's Closet with a LUNCH & LEARN. This is a weekday, virtual or in-person opportunity to engage your staff in supporting the physical and emotional wellbeing of students, and hear more about what they can do to make an impact, both as an individual and as a team.

VOLUNTEER

There are many ways to give your time to Catie's Closet to support students in need! SKILLED VOLUNTEER opportunities are available to showcase the talents and expertise of your team. Help maintain one of our Closets as a CLOSET CHAMPION on a weekly basis, or gather a small team to PAINT a brand new Closet. Be a critical part of our fundraising efforts by joining our EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE. Interested in in-person volunteering? Reach out to learn more about current availability.

HOST A DRIVE & PROCESSING PARTY

Reach 100% employee participation by HOSTING A DRIVE! We provide you with a custom flyer and branded donation boxes, and can even arrange a pick up of your company's collected items. Looking to make this into a volunteer opportunity? Have a PROCESSING PARTY in your office using our kit and sort through the items your employees collected as a team.

Together, we can make tremendous impact in our community.

Thank you for considering Catie's Closet in your corporate giving and employee engagement strategy. We'd love the opportunity to speak to you work together to help even more children in need. Please reach out to learn more or start planning your company's engagement this year.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

MICKEY COCKRELL Co-Founder/CEO mickey@catiescloset.org
AAFCPA Align Credit Union Bracebridge Capital CyberArk Dell Technologies Eastern Bank Enterprise Bank FHLB Boston Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Lowell Five Wynn Resorts Workers Credit Union BETHANY
WELCH Director of Strategic Partnerships bethany@catiescloset.org

ABOUT CATIE'S CLOSET

Catie’s Closet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides students living in crisis with access to clothing and basic necessities. With this immediate access, students can attend school confidently and achieve a strong education to break the cycle of poverty, resulting in brighter futures for the next generation. Our in-school service model demonstrates to students that school is a safe place they can turn to for support. Our strong partnerships with local social service agencies allow us to meet the needs of students outside of our schools, expanding our reach within the communities we serve.

Through free access to essential basic necessities, Catie’s Closet lays the foundation on which students in crisis can build a successful future. Your investment in quality education will result in long-term positive impact on local youth within your own community.

We currently serve 75,000 children throughout 11 school districts, with Closets in 125 schools.

Corporate Headquarters & Merrimack Valley Distribution Center 28 Loon Hill Road Dracut, MA 01826 p. 978.957.2200 Boston Distribution Center 63 Sprague Street #9 Hyde Park, MA 02136 p.617.272.3621
WITH YOUR PARTNERSHIP, WE WILL REACH OUR GOALS: Learn more about us: www.catiescloset.org Host 100 Drives Partner with 100 Companies Welcome 20 Sponsors

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