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Sensitive Santa

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Our Sensory Inspired Santa Experience for Kids with Autism and Special Needs provides a supportive environment which eliminates bright lights and loud noises that can trigger sensory sensitivities for someone on the spectrum. Each child taking their picture with Santa receives one on one time with the holiday icon in a private area that is modestly decorated. Parents have expectations about different key events in their lives that they want to share with their children. Just because a child is on the autism spectrum doesn’t mean they should be denied this experience. We are hoping to make this a unique and memorable experience for the entire family.


What is Sensitive Santa?

Our Sensory Inspired Santa Experience for Kids with Autism and Special Needs provides a supportive environment which eliminates bright lights and loud noises that can trigger sensory sensitivities for someone on the spectrum. Each child taking their picture with Santa receives one on one time with the holiday icon in a private area that is modestly decorated. Parents have expectations about different key events in their lives that they want to share with their children. Just because a child is on the autism spectrum doesn’t mean they should be denied this experience. We are hoping to make this a unique and memorable experience for the entire family.

Become a Sponsor

Santa Sleigh Sponsor & Exhibitor – $1200.00 (One Available)

There is only one Santa Sleigh Sponsor! Sponsor will receive: Logo and marketing recognition on all pre-event promotional materials -special thanks and marketing recognition in two Autism Society of Greater Phoenix newsletters (distribution 6,000+) – Logo and link on home page of AZANOW and ASGP websites as well as AZANOW Sensitive Santa page for 1 year – Free exhibitor table in prime location at the event – Social media recognition two times prior to the event and thank you mention one time after the event – Recognition on banners and signs at the event – Logo displayed on the back of event shirts. 
Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Workshop Sponsor & Exhibitor – $750.00

There are multiple Workshop Sponsors. You receive: – logo and marketing recognition on all pre-event promotional materials. -Special thanks and marketing recognition in one Autism Society of Greater Phoenix newsletter(distribution 6,000+). – Logo and link on home page of AZANOW and ASGP websites for 6 months as well as AZANOW Sensitive Santa page for 6 months. – Free exhibitor table in prime location at the event. – Social media recognition one time prior to the event and thank you mention one time after the event. -Recognition on banners and signs at the event. -Logo displayed on the back of event shirts. 
Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Sponsor & Exhibitor – $500.00

There can be multiple Mrs. Claus’ kitchen sponsors. You will receive: – logo and marketing recognition on all pre-event promotional materials. – Special thanks and marketing recognition in Autism Society of Greater Phoenix newsletter (distribution 6,000+). – Logo and link on home page of AZANOW and ASGP websites as well as AZANOW Sensitive Santa page for 6 months. – Free exhibitor table at the event. – Social media recognition one time prior to the event and thank you mention one time after the event. – Recognition on banners and signs at the event. – Logo displayed on the back of event shirts. 
Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Letters to Santa Sponsor – $250.00

There may be multiple Letters to Santa Sponsors. You will receive: – Special thanks and marketing recognition in Autism Society of Greater Phoenix newsletters(distribution 6,000+). – Logo and link on home page of AZANOW and ASGP websites as well as AZANOW Sensitive Santa page. – Social media recognition one time prior to the event. – Special recognition on signs at the event. – Logo displayed on the back of event shirts. 
Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Ornament Sponsor – $100.00

With your sponsorship, you will help provide an ornament for each child that attends this Sensitive Santa Event. You will receive: – Logo and link will be on Sensitive Santa website. – Social media mention before the event. Logo displayed on the back of event shirts. 
Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Deluxe Business T-Shirt Sponsor – $100.00 
Your business logo will be displayed on event shirt and logo listed on Sensitive Santa website. Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on event shirt. Does not include table at the event.
Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Standard Business T-Shirt Sponsor – $50.00

Business receives two lines of text displayed on Sensitive Santa Event shirt. Logo listed on Sensitive Santa website. – Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on event shirt.

Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Friends & Family TShirt Sponsor – $25.00

Help us keep the costs of this event low by giving back! Receive 1 line of text displayed on Sensitive Santa shirt.

Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Become a Vendor

Reindeer Activity Table Vendor – $50.00

In order to be a Reindeer Activity sponsor, you must agree to the $50 fee, a $25 gift card given to event organizers to be raffled off, and provide a kid friendly activity (not coloring sheets) at your exhibitor table during the event. You will receive social media recognition two times prior to the event. A table and two chairs will be provided.

Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Elf Families with Autism Activity Table Vendor – $15.00

In order to be an Elf Families with Autism Activity sponsor, you must be a family or individual with autism with a product to sell, agree to the $15 fee, provide a $25 gift card given to the event organizers to be raffled off, and provide a kid friendly activity (not coloring sheets) at your exhibitor table during the event. You will receive social media recognition two times prior to the event. A table and two chairs will be provided. We love supporting individuals on the spectrum and want to promote those who have their own businesses!

Must sign up and send all promotional information by 11/22 to be included on all event materials.

Become a Volunteer

The Sensitive Santa event is a unique experience for children with special needs to enjoy some moments with Santa without having to wait in long lines or require costly pictures. With help from dedicated volunteers like yourself, we are able to make this a memorable day! The Sensitive Santa Event requires a LOT of volunteers to make the day successful, so thank you in advance for your help!

 It all starts the night before the big day with Santa – we need help decorating rooms and transforming the location into a Santa Wonderland. We will do this on the afternoon of Friday, December 13th from 3 – 8 PM (or until we are finished).

On Saturday, December 14th, we need help all day long with these shifts:

– Set Up Crew: 6 AM to 8AM

– AM Shift: 7AM to 12PM

– PM Shift: 11:30 to 4:30PM

– All Day Shift: 7AM to 4:30PM

– Clean Up Crew: 4:30 to 6:30PM

Some of the things our volunteers help with would be: entertaining kids, leading families from room to room, making crafts, stocking food, finding families or anything else that might need to be done. We provide a Sensitive Santa shirt for each of our volunteers so they are easy to spot. We also provide snacks for everyone and lunch for the all day volunteers. We love our volunteers, so help us spread the word that we are looking for help! Thank you!

**Please note: Are you a parent of a special needs child looking to volunteer? We ask that you only help us with the decorating the Friday before the event or with the Clean Up Crew on Saturday so you can enjoy the Santa experience with your child on the day of the event. The day of the event is your chance to have a special experience with your child and Santa, so please only sign up to help on the Friday before or Clean Up Crew after. Thank you!**

 
 

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               There are lots of changes this year for our 5th Annual Sensitive Santa Event! First, we have a new larger location. Second, we have moved to a central location to avoid two separate events. Third, we have added an additional Santa and Mrs. Claus… Yes, TWO SANTAS and TWO MRS CLAUS!!!! Finally, You now have two ways to sign up to see Santa. Select a Time Block or an Appointment! 

TIME BLOCKS ($5.00 Per Family): If you select one of “Time Blocks”, you are slotted to see Santa within that hour long time block. There is no guaranteed appointment time, it is still first come first serve within that time block. This is an approximate arrival time for your Sensitive Santa Experience. Families may arrive up to 30 minutes before or after this arrival time, but we ask that you try your best to arrive near that time frame so that we can get as many families as possible in to see Santa in a quick, efficient manner. Please note that there will be vendors, exhibitors, games, crafts, and other activities to keep your loved ones busy until it is your turn to visit Santa!

APPOINTMENT ($20.00 Per Family): If you select one of the “Appointment Times”, you are slotted to see Santa at that specific time. It is your responsibility to make sure you are there and checked in no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This is an actual appointment time just for your family, not first come first serve! We will get you in to see Santa as close to your time as possible.

Santa Visit Spots are limited and we reached capacity long before the event the last 3 years in a row. We highly recommend you secure your time early!