The Sew Powerful annual Sew-A-Thon occurs during National Sewing Month in September but now is the time for companies large and small to enroll as sponsors. Check out the Media Kit below to learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits. When you are ready, we have an easy enrollment form at the bottom of this page.
Businesses Large & Small can Participate in the
Sew Powerful 2023 Annual Sew-A-Thon!
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Key Dates for the 2023 Sew-A-Thon Fundraiser
November 2, 2022 – July 15, 2023
Sponsor enrollment period
December 20, 2022
Last day to avail of the Sponsors’ Early Bird discounts
July 24 – August 31, 2023
Sew-A-Thon Participant enrollment period
July 24 – September 30, 2023
Individual Sew-A-Thon donations are accepted
September 1 – 30, 2023
Purse making takes place during National Sewing Month
October 9, 2023
Final results are announced in the second week of October
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the purpose of the 2023 Sew Powerful Sew-A-Thon Fundraiser?
A. The fundraiser is intended to engage our community of purse makers and to extend the knowledge about Sew Powerful and our mission to their friends and family. It is our main fundraising activity in the Fall and the funds are needed to continue our mission in Zambia.
Q. How does my company enroll as a sponsor?
A. Simply click on the SIGN UP TODAY button above to go the enrollment form.
Q. Why are you offering early enrollment incentives?
A. Having just come off our very successful proof of concept, first year, we are excited to continue the Sew-A-Thon Fundraiser into the coming year. With limited opportunities for Gold and Platinum sponsorships, we wanted to offer those designations early to sponsors who would be a great partner with Sew Powerful.
Q. What are the benefits to my company if we become a sponsor?
A. Our very large and growing community of purse makers will be exposed to your company through the Sew Powerful newsletter, our social medial presence, and our very active website. We expect the exposure to be in the neighborhood of 143K contacts. We are offering a 10% discount for those who sign up by December 20th.
In addition, by signing up early, your company will be on the Sew Powerful website starting in January and will have exposure all throughout the year leading up to the Sew-A-Thon.
You will also be supplied with a badge to place on your website to let your web visitors know that you support empowering women and girls in Zambia.
Q. Where is the Sew Powerful community? How would you describe them?
A. Approximately 90% of our community resides in all 50 of the United States, but our purse makers can also be found in Canada, the UK, Australia, the EU, India, and Brazil. Mostly our purse makers are women who sew, many who quilt, typically retired, and who have the time and money to spend on well-curated products, such as those sold by your company.
Q. What are the levels of sponsorship?
A. The four levels are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, with each level offering more benefits in exchange for a more significant financial investment. More details can be found on the chart on Page 2 of the media kit.
Q. Rather than making a Sew-A-Thon financial donation, I would rather offer prizes to incent your Sew-A-Thon participants. Is that possible?
A. Absolutely. When you fill out the enrollment form, you are given that option. We just ask that the retail value of the prizes equals or exceeds the Sew-A-Thon financial donation for the sponsorship level you have chosen. We do ask that as part of the prize package, you also donate the shipping to the Sew-A-Thon Participant who wins your prize. If you choose this option, Sew Powerful must approve the prizes before we announce their inclusion.
Q. Do you offer other opportunities to partner with Sew Powerful?
A. Yes! When you complete your Sew-A-Thon sponsorship enrollment form, you will be asked if you would like your business to become an Official Sew Powerful Purse Collection Site. This gives you the opportunity to bring our community into your business to drop off their completed purses, and then shop in your store. We will provide you with signage to alert you customers of your designation. More details when you sign up.
If you have ideas or suggestions for other partnership opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com.