HOW IS this 25th Annual Community Event funded?
The Earth Day Parade is funded entirely by donations and sponsorships. We do not charge a fee to folks attending workshops, asking only for a SUGGESTED DONATION of $20 per mask/costume/person. The Earth Day parade costs are minimal and include: materials and supplies we are unable to scavenge, for space rental, artists stipends for their design contributions, leadership and supervision of the workshops, and for permit fees and liability insurance that allows us to be in the streets on foot.
To become a Community Partner and give to the Earth Day Parade see the Community Partner levels listed below. You may also directly contact us. Little Artshram is a 501.c 3, tax deductible and non-profit organization.
We accept both cash donations and checks made out to:
Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49865
It takes a whole village to build a 25th Anniversary BEST of-parade!
Join us as a Community Partner in creating the 2014 Earth Day Parade
The Earth Day Parade is funded entirely by donations and sponsorships. We do not charge a fee to folks attending workshops, asking only for a suggested donation to offset costs of materials and supplies we are unable to scavenge, for artists stipends for their design contributions, leadership and supervision of the workshops, and for permit fees and liability insurance that allows us to be in the streets on foot.
Become a Community Partner and sponsor of this year’s parade. You can also join us for our any of our month-long public workshops, which begin this week, check out the parade storyboard and volunteer in a variety of ways to bring this year’s BEST OF parade to fruition!
Join this fine group of local businesses and neighbors who’ve joined our Community Partners already: Oryana
The Grand Traverse Circuit
Great Lakes Children’s Museum
The Leelanau School
Deep Blue Water Samba
Grand Traverse Mycology Society
Choose your level of commitment as a 25th Anniversary Earth Day Parade Community Partner, from one of our Best of Year levels:
1990, YEAR 1, $20 or more
Receive a A THANK YOU on our 2014 Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade Facebook page for you to share with your friends, family and neighbors. On-going updates and invitations to get involved in the parade-building action and news about our public workshops will be posted through parade day on April 26th!
1994, YEAR 5, $35 or more
A hand-made, one-of-a-kind postcard THANKING YOU and listing you as a Earth Day Parade Community Partner on our Facebook Page! A limited edition Earth Day Parade Song & Coloring book, and everything from the $20 pledge.
1999, YEAR 10 $50 or more
An illustrated 4-page guide on HOW-to make a mask and costume for the Earth Day Parade, or your next costume party, plus everything from the $35 pledge.
2004, YEAR 15 $100 or more
Three hand-made Seed Balls and planting instructions, plus hand-made, one-of-a-kind, postcard THANKING YOU and listing you as a Earth Day Parade Community Partner.
2009, YEAR 20 $500 or more
Listed as one of our Community Partners on all updated parade publicity, and ALL OF THE ABOVE which includes: A Thank you on our Facebook page, an illustrated 4-page guide with the HOW-to’s mask and costume-making, a hand-made and one-of-a-kind THANK YOU postcard, a limited edition Song & Coloring Book, and three hand-made Seed-Balls with planting instructions.
2014, YEAR 25 $1000 or more
A special position as a parade-section-Marshal or Marshal-ette, your choice of parade section, this year divided by years: 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 (first-pledge, first choice), plus everything listed in the $100 pledge.
Our parade-building workshops are not just for little people—if you have an interest in art, 2-d or 3-d, or puppet-mask-making or theater or music-making and drumming please join us! We can also use extra pairs of hands as volunteer assistants and with various Eday Parade workshop tasks. Info and descriptions on volunteer opportunities here: http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=5021
P.S. ALSO, we ask that our friends and neighbors share this request with your friends, neighbors and email lists–if 250 friends and families supported us with a $20 donation, we could cover the actual cost of the parade! AND, we are hoping to have a very BIG turnout to our “Best of 25 Years” 2014 Earth Day parade workshops and the celebration itself.