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Support from local corporations and businesses is vital to our continued growth and success. There are many ways your organization can make a difference in the lives of families impacted by cancer and create a lasting impression on our community.
Engagement opportunities range from outright sponsorships to grants to donated goods and services. Benefits vary for each partnership and can be customized for your needs.
Types of Partnerships
The most impactful way a corporation or business can support Gilda’s Club is to underwrite an element of our program through a corporate foundation grant or direct giving. Because our programs are provided AT NO COST to everyone who participates at Gilda’s Club, corporate underwriters and grants are an integral part of our ability to keep our program free.
Opportunities for support include underwriting activities including, but not limited to, our Children’s Program, Support Groups for the entire family, Educational Workshops, Healthy Lifestyle Activities, Social Gatherings, providing a meal on our family group nights or donating items (with or without your company logo) for our chemo care bags.
Gilda’s Club hosts several prominent fundraisers throughout the year. Support is needed through sponsorships, table purchases, tickets, advertising/promotion, and auction items.
Our signature events include:
Build company morale and loyalty by getting your employees involved in giving back to people in their own communities. Donations made through the workplace are a simple, yet effective way for employees to support Gilda’s Club.
Even better! Research shows that employee giving programs can also benefit your business – boosting recruitment efforts and encouraging employee satisfaction and retention over the long term.
Encourage your employees to volunteer their time.
We have weekly, monthly and one-time volunteer opportunities available. Volunteer to help at our weekly kids programming, sign up to sponsor and/or serve a meal at family group night, get a group together for team building by volunteering at one of our fundraising events, sign up to have your employees come to our clubhouse and fill chemo care bags, support a jean/casual day at your company with the proceeds going to Gilda’s Club.
Become a Cause Related Partner
Cause Related Partners are very important to us, and we welcome all companies and brands, small or large, to inquire about creating a cause-related program with Gilda’s Club Quad Cities as the beneficiary.
Each potential partner is requested to submit a proposal. Proposals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ascertain the program’s compatibility with the GCQC brand. If you wish to use our logo, or taglines, you must become a GCQC Corporate Partner and sign a Letter of Agreement. Download our Cause Related/Corporate Partner Proposal Application below.