We welcome all local businesses to join us in our signature fundraising event, Holiday Mart! A booth might not be the best fit for your business, so the Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) offers a variety of opportunities for organizations who want to participate, including custom sponsorships, donations and special events.
Proceeds raised by the JLI during Holiday Mart go towards funding our community partnerships and other community-focused activities throughout the year. Your in-kind donation supports the Junior League’s mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the Indianapolis community.
Shoppers’ Eve Donations
Every year, Holiday Mart kicks off the night before general admission shopping with an exclusive preview event, Shoppers’ Eve. This special event allows guests a first look at our merchants while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine, complimentary valet parking, entertainment, and swag bags.
Sponsorship opportunities for Shoppers’ Eve include:
– Providing hors d’oeuvres and small bites to shoppers. Businesses participating receive a small table to set up their dish(es) and will be featured as a Shoppers’ Eve sponsor on Holiday Mart marketing materials.
– Gifting shoppers with a product sample or discount coupon for your business. These gifted items will be put in each shopper’s swag bag. You provide the gift to shoppers, we do the rest! We’ll schedule a time for you to drop off your items, and then our volunteers stuff the swag bags. Businesses participating in the swag bags will be featured as a Shoppers’ Eve swag bag sponsor on Holiday Mart marketing materials.
Returning again this year at our 50th Anniversary Holiday Mart, our Enchanted Evergreens experience allows all local businesses to get involved with Holiday Mart! Enchanted Evergreens will be a multi-day silent auction for decorated holiday trees and wreaths.
Bidding will take place beginning at Shoppers’ Eve and will run through Saturday’s general shopping hours. The winning bidders will be allowed to pick up their items at the conclusion of Holiday Mart on Sunday, November 22nd at 4:00pm.
Trees and wreaths will be on display throughout the duration of Holiday Mart along with a placard featuring the sponsor’s name and/or logo.
Sponsorship opportunities for Enchanted Evergreens include:
– Holiday tree sponsorship. Decorate a holiday tree any way you choose! Trees may be themed to match your organization, or you may choose to branch out and decorate with a special design in mind. Participating sponsors will receive two general admission tickets, and will be featured as an Enchanted Evergreens sponsor on Holiday Mart marketing materials.
– Holiday wreath sponsorship. Decorate a holiday wreath any way you choose! As with our holiday trees, you may choose how you decorate your holiday wreath.
The 2020 Holiday Mart Sponsorship Guide is available to review as you consider the many ways you can get involved at this year’s Mart!