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“The Annual Juneteenth-East St. Louis Unity and Wellness Festival is the only metro-east/southern IL celebration highlighting the historical significance of June 19, 1865, America's true Emancipation Day offering several benefits to the whole family. By sponsoring this event are able to introduce more citizens to our programs and organize them around common community issues.

As members of The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation we share a common mission: "To bring all Americans together to celebrate our common bond of freedom through the recognition, observance, education and historic preservation of Juneteenth in America."

"Together we will see Juneteenth Independence Day become a 
National Holiday Observance in America!"

National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign, Chair - Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.

"This is a community's call for change!" Metro-Eastern IL Campaign Coordinator, 114 District - CDSS President, Stephanie Bush

Our annual event draws ~1000 attendees with an average yearly household income  range of $20-80K and we offer a variety of custom sponsorship options that will give you 9-month continued exposure to these individuals.”

First benefit

Speaking opportunities and/or special audience access

On-stage announcements

Second benefit

Logo placements (on signage, mailings, programs, etc.)

Website marketing


Third benefit

Email marketing

Social media marketing/mentions



Fourth benefit

In-kind sponsorship opportunities (this could be a long list but can include food, beverage, printing, a/v, entertainment, transportation, decor/floral, PR, etc.)


Fith benefit

Improved branding and imaging - Stand with us to promote a safe and thriving metro-east region and in support of eonomic diversity

Sixth benefit

Join with an innovative grassroots organization making powerful moves right here in your area. Stand with us improving our capacity to deliver services that matter!

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