Become A Sponsor
Community Friends and Partners,
Since its inception in 1991, the Haitian Community Organization (HCO) Festival has been a gathering place for Haitians across Chicagoland to celebrate culture, music, and community. Its modest beginnings met the important need to gather together for the sake of community. It was an opportunity for Haitians throughout Chicago to connect with other Haitians and in the last decade, this celebration has grown exponentially. The Festival is known throughout Chicago and the north suburbs as a celebration of Chicago’s diversity and the solid entertainment content has made it a popular annual pastime bringing families together. Not only does the festival feature live musical and dance performances, but there are also lively soccer and tennis matches with a strong emphasis on youth participation. Community members can learn about the many ways in which the Haitian influence has permeated Chicago, and the United States, and how to experience these culturalisms first hand through music, dance, and food.
Today, the Festival hosts thousands of Chicagoans coming from all of the greater Chicagoland area. As the event continues to gain popularity, it creates opportunities to educate patrons about Haiti’s rich history, and celebrate Haitian’s contribution to American culture as well.
This year’s Festival, at James Park in Evanston, will offer traditional Haitian music and dance, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, and a host of food vendors, and retail vendors. For our festival goers, there will be a Youth Tent filled with free activities and giveaways for the youth, a Senior Tent, filled with free activities for our seniors, Raffle prize giveaways, and live entertainment by our very own Chicago-area artists.
HCO is in the final planning stages of this year’s amazing event. We anticipate that the success of our event will be largely due to the contributions of our sponsors, like you, who lend financial support.
We hope you will support the event by joining hands with us as a sponsor. Our sponsors receive exposure from media campaigns and all promotional materials.
We have several different packages for sponsorship, detailed in the commitment form enclosed with this letter. You can choose how you want to participate in the event, and how you would like to help make the Haitian Community Organization (HCO) Festival a bigger and more successful event!
Click on the Sponsorship Form below. Fill out and follow directions.