Hot COCO graphic with 5K, Kids Fun Run and 1-Mile Walk with running cup graphic and Abilities Without Boundaries logo

Sponsor Possibilities

cleaning crew, janitorial services

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Hot COCO 2020, Our 12th Annual!

At Abilities Without Boundaries (AWB) we believe in endless possibilities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Providing support, Monday through Friday, has particularly challenging in these COVID-19 times.

These amazing, wonderful people want to work, contribute and participate. Some struggle with even the most basic functions of life. Others just need a bit of guidance, job training and a place to be.

For 42 years AWB has helped disabled adults ages 21 to 80 live better, happier and more productive lives. We proudly serve Cheshire and surrounding towns. We provide individual and group employment opportunities, promote workplace diversity and offer social and developmental services.

Please consider a sponsorship donation in any amount.
Sponsorship form below.

We Need Your Help More Than Ever!

Due to COVID-19 we had to rapidly pivot to support our individuals while they were sequestered in their group and family homes. We quickly created AWB Online© a daily Zoom program of education mixed with entertainment and socialization. Some of the disabled individuals we serve may be stuck at home for well into the future. For others, we are now able to welcome some of our disabled individuals back into our building and transport others to worksites. Many of the adults in our care cannot understand the changes and restrictions on their daily lives. One individual said, “I just want to come and shred again.” (Our office paper shredding program provides steady employment for those who cannot travel to worksites.)

Meanwhile, our expenses have gone up considerably. We need new technology. We are fundraising to provide more tablets and laptops to group homes. Imagine a half-dozen individuals, plus staff, all sharing a single computer tablet. At AWB we’re creating Zoom studios with green screens, better cameras and sound to provide a better experience. We need increased staff to make it all work. For individuals we are able to transport and serve we have an extensive and expensive sanitation protocol.

AWB Online© Instructors all wearing masks for mask week

Here’s a Fun and Fulfilling Way to Help

Our Hot COCO 5K race and Kids Fun Run is Abilities Without Boundaries’ single biggest annual fundraiser. This year we go VIRTUAL with a participation event for runners, walkers and families where they log their own miles and times November 12 – 14.

Last year we had nearly 1,000 runners. Their families, supporters and friends boosted event attendance to over two thousand. We expect a smaller turnout this year. And there is no on-site event for us or our sponsors. So we are compensating with extra email blasts, social media and online support and exposure for your company.

Prior to race day our event is professionally promoted by JB Sports to thousands of runners across the state. This year they will send extra email blasts. Each one reaches more than 8,500 area residents. We actively promote the race through traditional and social media.

Sponsors will be listed on our website with links to their pages.
For example, here are last year’s supporters: 2019 Sponsors.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Promote your business
  • Earn local goodwill
  • Help change a life
  • Support individuals struggling with COVID-19 challenges

Details:

  • Virtual Race: Thursday through Friday, November 12 – 14
  • Tax deductible contribution
  • Sponsorship is appreciated in any amount, see the form below
  • Contact: LeAndre Dupree, Executive Director, 203-272-5607, ext. 1107

Individuals in new day program space at Abilities Without Boundaries


Put Your Name on a Great Event!

One of the region’s premier events goes VIRTUAL this year.

Winner’s Circle Sponsor: $5,000

  • Logo or name top billing on our
    sponsorship page
  • Logo or name on each email blast to 8,500 local residents and enthusiasts throughout the region
  • Website exposure with click-through to
    your company website
  • Social media thank you posts
  • Name listed in press release for the race
  • Complimentary custom face mask
  • Registration for 10 participants

Hot Chocolate: $2,500

  • Logo or name top billing on our sponsorship page
  • Logo or name on each email blast to enthusiasts throughout the region
  • Website exposure with click-through to your company website
  • Social media thank you posts
  • Name listed in press release for the race
  • Complimentary custom face mask
  • Registration for 5 participants
Hot COCO race hot coco cup

Warm feelings included in every sponsorship package.

Whipped Cream: $1,000

  • Website exposure with click-through to your company website
  • Social media thank you posts
  • Complimentary race face mask
  • Registration for 5 participants

Marshmallow: $500

  • Website exposure with click-through to your company website
  • Social media thank you posts
  • Complimentary race face mask

Mile Marker: $300

  • Your company’s name prominently displayed for almost 1,000 racers to see
  • Plus foot traffic on the Linear Trail preceding and following the race increases your exposure
  • Car traffic on the well traveled race roads before and after the event

In-Kind: $ ?

  • We need lots of things and will give you acknowledgment, and a tax receipt for donated goods and services.

You Name the Amount: $ ?

  • Every contribution helps! The form below allows you to choose your own donation amount. Thank you!

Don’t Wait!

The sooner you add your support the longer we can promote your company through webpage links and social media. Please fill out the form below for secure credit card payment through PayPal. Use any major credit card. (You do not need to have a PayPal account.) *Fields with an asterisk are required. Or you can print out a PDF form here, fill it out and mail with your check payable to: Abilities Without Boundaries.


Sponsorship Form