Sponsorship Letter

Local Living Festival

 August 1, 2015

Dear  Friend,                                              

We are writing to you as a leader in our North Country community, seeking your financial support in 2015 for a dynamic community effort  and an important regional event. 

The fourth semi-annual Local Living Festival: A Celebration of Resourceful Living is being coordinated by three local organizations: the Local Living Venture, United Helpers Sustainability Committee and the Village of Canton Sustainability Committee.

We will celebrate the Festival on September 26, 2015 at our brand new location in the heart of downtown Canton, in the Village Green (formerly held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm.)

This event brings together large numbers of people from across northern New York. Based on numbers that have attended in previous years, we expect that attendance will top 10% of Canton-Potsdam area residents! 

The Festival features local and nationally recognized authors and speakers, as well as more than forty educational seminars and workshops on topics including energy conservation, traditional agricultural skills, appropriate technology, forest management, and healthy eating.  Dozens of exhibitors will share information and resources on these topics within twenty different Theme Pavilions and there will be a multitude of demonstrations and skills-building activities for all ages - the Children's Pavilion will be abuzz all day with exciting educational activities.

The Local Living Festival is truly an excellent opportunity to highlight your company’s commitment to a more capable and sustainable North Country community while reaching a significant and motivated portion of the population.  A chart of Major Sponsorship Benefits can be found at this link.

The Local Living Venture also offers a year-round schedule of skills-building workshops and events; a resource-laden website that receives over 1500 all-local hits per month; and, bi-weekly mailings to 3,000+ North Country residents.  Your support for this upcoming large event can work for you throughout the year!

The Local Living Venture enjoys the benefits of a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational status.  As such, your support is tax deductible. 

Please join other leading community organizations in supporting our service to the St. Lawrence River Valley and Adirondack foothills.  With your help, we can expand awareness of regional and local issues, while enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of northern New York! 

Please see the attached page for sponsorship information and other ways you can help. Also, feel free to call us with any questions you may have. We hope to see you at the Local Living Festival or at one of the many educational programs and workshops held throughout the year!

Melinda Ely
for the Local Living Festival Coordinating Partners:
Local Living Venture
United Helpers Sustainability Committee
Village of Canton Sustainability Committee

P.O. Box 736   Canton, NY, 13617   LocalLivingFestival@gmail.com   315-347-4223    www.LocalLivingVenture.org



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                                                                                                               WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE

Become a Sponsor

  • Please view the associated benefits for various sponsorship levels on our Major Sponsorship webpage.
  • All donations are tax deductible.
  • Please make checks payable to “LLV" or "Local Living Venture” or use the PayPal link on the Major Sponsorship webpage.
  • All donations are greatly appreciated!  Your contribution helps make this wonderful community event soar!

Helpful Links
Festival Homepage  
Major Sponsorship webpage:  www.locallivingventure.org/content/festival-sponsorship
Festival FAQ for Exhibitors, Demonstrators and Workshop Presenters:   www.locallivingventure.org/content/festival-exhibitors-demo-faq
Festival Volunteers webpage:  www.locallivingventure.org/content/festival-volunteer

Some Previous Sponsors

Alcoa Massena Operations
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (through St. Lawrence University)
Beaver Creek Farm and Building Supply
Blackbird Café
Cassella Waste Management
Clarkson University
Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm
Curran Renewable Energy
Friends of the Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park
Grasseroots Fund
Great Northern Printing
Hands On Health
Liam Hunt and Kathleen Stein
Institute For A Sustainable Environment (Clarkson University)
Maple Ridge Charitable Trust
Mind’s Eye Farm and Herbary
North Country Public Radio (media sponsor)
North Country Savings Bank
Northern New York Community Foundation
Potsdam Farmers Market
Potsdam Food Co-op and Carriage House Bakery
Sea Comm Federal Credit Union
Shulze Construction
St. Lawrence University
Stewart’s Shops
Sun Feather Factory Outlet Store
Sweetgrass Foundation
Tedra L. Cobb and Associates
Wild Shadows Farm

Donate Goods
There are many items we need to make the Local Living Festival a success. Please contact us if you are interested! LocalLivingFestival@gmail.com

We are always looking for volunteers! Please email us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or view our Volunteer webpage.

Thank you for your generosity!

Local Living Festival    P.O. Box 736   Canton, NY, 13617   LocalLivingFestival@gmail.com   315-347-4223    www.LocalLivingVenture.org