Donate/Support Puppets in Education

Puppets in Education takes it’s responsibility seriously. Our programs seek to prevent problems before they happen, but to also serve as a safety net, a way for those in trouble to ask for help.

One high school volunteer told us, “When I saw the puppets in 1st grade I realized that the sexual abuse that was going on in my life was not OK.”

We’re asking you to invest in our children’s future. Use the Donate Now button on this page or contact us directly at 802-860-3349 with your support.

Every gift small and large impacts the success of our programs. You can also support Vermont’s children by considering a bequest to PiE in your estate plan. Please read below for other opportunities to Become Part of the Solution!

Levels of Giving

School Presentation Sponsors

  • $2,500 for a full day of four presentations or $1,600 for a half day of one to two presentations
  • Program of your choice, for a school of your choice or for an underserved school in need
  • Acknowledgement by the school of support and notice to area papers

Event Sponsorships

In 2016-2017, Puppets in Education (PiE) will host one signature event to raise essential funding for our programs.  The 7th annual Dance Showcase will take place Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Main Street Landing Black Box Theater. Our sponsors receive great visibility through pre-event publicity in print and radio media, web sites and social networking. The last three years were a great success with sold out shows.

Benefits include:

Presenting Sponsor – $2,500, one sponsorship opportunities

  • Featured as presenting sponsor with your company logo on event poster
  • Featured as presenting sponsor with your company logo in event program
  • Featured as a presenting sponsor with your company logo on Puppets in Education website
  • Identification as a presenting sponsor in pre- and post-event publicity, including press release, Facebook page, and e-newsletter to 8,000+ individuals
  • Your company banner displayed at the event site
  • Table/exhibitor space at the event
  • Five tickets to the event

Gold Sponsors – $1,000

  • Your company logo featured on event poster
  • Your company logo listed in event program
  • Your company logo featured on Puppets in Education website
  • Identification as a sponsor in pre- and post-event publicity, including press release, Facebook page, and e-newsletter to 8,000+ individuals
  • Your company banner displayed at the event site
  • Two tickets to the event 

Silver Sponsors – $500

  • Your company name featured on event poster
  • Your company name listed in event program
  • Identification as a sponsor in pre- and post-event publicity, including press release, Facebook page, and e-newsletter to 8,000+ individuals
  • Your company logo displayed on easel at the event

Business Community Partners

$1,000-$2,499 per year

  • Opportunity to make a tax-deductible investment in Vermont’s children
  • Acknowledgement of support through the display of your name/logo each time PiE performs (approximately 200+ times per year)
  • Featured on the Puppets in Education website
  • Acknowledgement of support in PiE’s newsletter distributed statewide twice per year (circulation 7,000+)

Business Program Partners

$2,500+ per year

  • Includes all benefits of Community Partners plus:
  • Complimentary presentation for your business or a school of your choice
  • Complimentary tickets to attend PiE’s anual concert
  • Framed photo of business representative(s) with puppets
  • Customized community outreach efforts to meet your needs

Individual & Family Donations

Individual, couple and family support helps Puppets in Education maintain and expand it’s programming. There are many ways that you can help PiE meet the needs of children and communities throughout Vermont: make a financial contribution, donate in-kind services or items or share your time and talents by volunteering. All contributions are tax deductible.

  • Donations: You can use our Donate Now button on this page or call (802) 860-3349 with your credit card information. To donate by check, please mail your gift to: Puppets in Education, Suite 125, 294 N. Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT 05401. PiE does not sell or trade it’s donor list. Each year we acknowledge our contributors in our fall newsletter. Please let us know if you want your contribution to remain anonymous, and we will not include your name. Contributions can also be made in memory of loved ones.
  • In-Kind: PiE maintains a list of program and office needs, both for services and tangible items. We also accept gift certificate and new/not used items that can be offered in our annual Silent Auction. Please contact us at 802-860-3349 to learn more.
  • Volunteer: There are many opportunities to volunteer with PiE. Please go to How to become Involved to read how you can spend your time with us!

Family Partnership

$1,000-$2,499 per year

  • Opportunity to make a tax-deductible investment in Vermont’s children
  • Acknowledgement of support through the display of your name/logo each time PiE performs (approximately 200+ times per year)
  • Featured on the Puppets in Education website
  • Acknowledgement of support in PiE’s newsletter distributed statewide twice per year (circulation 7,000+)

Bequests

You can play a major role in the lives of Vermont’s children. Charitable gifts allow Puppets in Education to provide over 50% of it’s programming for free and the remainder at reduced rates. Please consider naming Puppets in Education in your estate planning or as a designated beneficiary pf a retirement plan. Call 802-860-3349 for more information.

Newsletter Sponsor

Puppets in Education’s newsletter is mailed to over 7,000 individuals, families, school and businesses throughout Vermont and beyond twice per year. You can support our outreach by sponsoring our fall or spring issue or by placing a business card ad on the inside back page. Contact Sarah for more information: Sarah@PuppetsinEducation.org

  • Sponsor our fall or spring issue: $1,500
  • Business card ad: $50

Website Sponsor

Puppets in Education is seeking sponsors for it’s website. Consider promoting your business with an organization that has a well-established web presence. Our Kids on the Block link event surpasses New Kids on the Block (the boy band)! Benefits vary with sponsorship levels. For more information: Sarah@PuppetsinEducation.org

  • Sponsor full website: $1,500
  • Sponsor one page: $500
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