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FOOD PAVILION WITH 15 RESTAURANTS SERVING THE BEST TAMALES IN AZ

BEER GARDEN & MARGARITAS | VIP GROTTO

KIDS • ZONE

BATTLE OF THE TAMALES

LIVE BANDS & DANCE PERFORMANCES

ARTISAN VENDERS

ABOUT THE EVENT
The Tamale Dinner is a Friendly House signature event that has been held for 81 consecutive years, proudly making it the longest, continuous fundraiser in our state. This year, The Tamale Dinner continues with its exciting new festival format in a partnership with Food City, attracting an even larger, more diverse audience. Food City’s long-running Tamale Festival will mark the weekend, while the traditional Friendly House Tamale Dinner will take place on the Saturday night of the big weekend.
FAQ & POLICIES
  • Admission to the festival is free. Tickets to the Tamale Dinner cost $150, tables for ten cost $1,500.
  • This is a rain or shine event.
  • Ticket refunds will not be offered.
  • Vegetarian food will be available.
  • Limited re-entry will be permitted.
  • The following is prohibited: smoking inside the event; pets/animals (except service animals); outside food or drink; backpacks larger than 17x12x10; weapons, sharp objects or fire arms; tents, canopies, lawn chairs, large umbrellas (except small umbrellas for personal use); illegal substances.
  • All bags are subject to search.
    LOCATION & HOURS
    Festival: On Washington St, 1st-4th Avenues, 10am–6pm; Dinner: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 6pm-9pm.
    EVENT ENTRANCES
    Entrance to the festival is free, but a canned food donation would be much appreciated. All canned food donations will go directly to Friendly House’s food pantry.
    TRANSPORTATION & PARKING OPTIONS
    Parking is available in the garage on 3rd Street, between Jefferson and Washington.
    GREEN EFFORTS
    Recycling Station
    TBD
    BRING CANNED FOOD
    Details
    Please consider bringing any canned goods to donate at entry and they will go in the Friendly House Pantry, helping to feed those who need it most. Simply bring cans and leave them with the gate staff!
    QUESTIONS?
    Contact: Charlene Vasquez

    EMAIL CHARLENE VASQUEZ

    Entertainment

    Ballet Folklorico

    Mariachi

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    2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

    —AT A GLANCE—
    Festival & Dinner

    Premier Sponsor—$25,000

    • Company mentions in pre and post
    • Press Releases & Newsletters Included on TV & Radio spots (as available)
    • Additional Banner Display option at Festival
    • Main Stage Emcee announcements at Festival
    • Judge for Tamale Contest at Festival
    • Two tables of ten for Dinner
    • Company logo on event Save the Date invitation
    • Speaking Opportunity at Dinner
    • Full page advertisement in Dinner Program
    • Recognition in Program book of Premier level sponsorship at Dinner
    • Logo inclusion on event Table Tents at Dinner

    Festival

    Stage Wings—$15,000

    • Logo inclusion on Main Stage Wings at Festival
    • Included in Radio (as available)
    • Logo Inclusion on Event Banners at Festival
    • Booth Display area at Festival
    • Logo inclusion on Event Website
    Kids Zone—$10,000
    • Banner display in Kids Zone
    • Main Stage Emcee announcements
    • Table of ten for Dinner
    Bronze Level—$2,500
    • Sponsor mention from podium
    • Logo inclusion in Program Book
    • Logo inclusion on big screens
    • A full list of sponsor benefits are attached
    Dinner

    Gold Level—$10,000

    • Logo Inclusion in Map handouts at Festival
    • Logo Inclusion on event Banner
    • Logo Inclusion in all Print & Online ads
    • Half page advertisement in Program Book
    • Recognition in Program Book as Gold Level
    Silver Level—$5,000
    • Social Media Posts
    • Logo inclusion on E-Blasts
    • Quarter page advertisement in Program
    Bronze Level—$2,500
    • Sponsor mention from podium
    • Logo inclusion in Program Book
    • Logo inclusion on big screens
    • A full list of sponsor benefits are attached
    2016 Festival Sponsorship Opportunities
    —COMPLETE DETAILS—
    Premier Sponsor—$25,000
    IN ADDITION TO: STAGE WINGS and KIDS ZONE BENEFITS
    • Included on TV (as available)
    • Booth display area at Festival
    • Additional banner display option at Festival
    • Twelve main stage emcee announcements during Festival
    • Judge for Tamale Contest at Festival
    • Ten complimentary event t-shirts
    • Two tables of ten at Dinner
    • Company logo on event “Save the Date” invitation***
    • Speaking opportunity at Dinner
    • Full page advertisement in program book at Dinner
    • Recognition in program book of Premier level sponsorship at Dinner**
    • Logo inclusion on event table tents at Dinner
    Stage Wings Sponsor—$15,000
    IN ADDITION TO: KIDS ZONE BENEFITS
    • Logo inclusion on event website
    • Included in radio (as available)
    • Logo Inclusion on event banners at Festival
    • Logo inclusion on main Stage Wings at Festival
    • Eight main stage emcee announcements during Festival
    • Logo inclusion on event t-shirts
    • Five complimentary event t-shirts
    Kids Zone Sponsor—$10,000
    • Logo inclusion in all Print & Online ads
    • Banner display option in Kids Zone at Festival
    • Four main stage emcee announcements at Festival
    • Kids Zone gift bag at Festival
    • Table of ten at Dinner
    • Half page advertisement in program book at Dinner**
    • Recognition in program book of Major level sponsorship at Dinner
    2016 Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities
    —COMPLETE DETAILS—
    Gold Dinner—$10,000
    IN ADDITION TO: SILVER and BRONZE BENEFITS
    • Included on location site map handouts at Festival
    • Half page advertisement in program book at Dinner
    • Recognition in program book of Gold level sponsorship at Dinner
    Silver Dinner—$5,000
    IN ADDITION TO: BRONZE BENEFITS
    • Included in all print and online advertising
    • Included in social media posts
    • Included in e-blasts
    • Company mentions in pre and post press releases and newsletters
    • Quarter page advertisement in program book at Dinner**
    • Recognition in program book of Silver level sponsorship at Dinner
    Bronze Dinner—$2,500
    • Table of ten for Dinner
    • Sponsor mention at Dinner
    • Logo inclusion in program book at Dinner**
    General Dinner Tables—$1,500
    Individual Dinner Seating—$150
    **Deadline for advertisement submission for program book is November 18

    TAMALE DINNER IS SOLD OUT!

    Thank You to our sponsors and Friendly House supporters

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    Sponsors

    SPECIAL THANKS
    TO OUR 2016
    PREMIER SPONSOR
    Thank You, APS.

    INQUIRIES?
    Contact: Charlene Vasquez

    EMAIL CHARLENE VASQUEZ

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    Get Involved

    SPONSORSHIP
    The Tamale Dinner & Festival will be highly publicized through a combination of marketing strategies targeting both Hispanic & non-Hispanic valley residents. Make a lasting impression on festival-goers as an advocate for the educational and human service needs of Arizona families. For information, contact Charlene Vasquez.

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    VOLUNTEER
    Please send us an e-mail.

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    The Cause

    Friendly House, Serving Our Community since 1920
    Friendly House has proudly served Arizona families since 1920. We are a pioneer social service organization that was founded to help immigrants successfully transition into living in the United States and becoming viable members of the Phoenix community.

    Today, we are a multi-service organization, with wide-ranging programs aimed at addressing the pressing needs of our diverse community. Our efforts have resulted in building resilient communities that are helping to spur economic development, stabilize neighborhoods and revitalize our city.

    GO TO FRIENDLYHOUSE.ORG

    YOUR SUPPORT OF THE TAMALE DINNER & FESTIVAL
    Your support of this event will provide tools and resources for individuals of all ages that participate in programs within our three core pillars:
    ELEMENTARY EDUCATION:
    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION:

    • 50 children, ages 3-5 years old, received early childhood development services (daycare/preschool) – 4 teachers
    K-8th GRADE EDUCATION:

    • 390 students (K-8th grade) enrolled at Academia del Pueblo (ADP), a stable enrollment for the last 5 years
    • Emergency Assistance Program (food, clothing, utilities)
    • True public charter school providing transportation to students within a 5 mile radius
    • Shalini Sharma, 5th Grade Teacher, received national Milken Educator Award in March of 2015
    • Apple’s ConnectEd Grant is bringing 1:1 computing for all students with iPads and Apple TV in every classroom
    AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

    • 21st Century Learning Center is recognized by the Arizona Department of Education as a highly effective after school program
    • 209 students participated in after school programming
    • 141 students part5icipated in summer school programming
    FAMILY & HUMAN SERVICES:
    COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS:

    • 546 students (6th -12th grade) from disadvantaged backgrounds participating in the TRiO program received guidance, tutoring, mentoring and resources to support their academic achievement and put them on the path to a college education; 99% promoted to the next grade level
    • 88 of 90 high school seniors participating in TRiO graduated from high school – a 98% graduation rate
    • 77 of 90 or 86% of high school seniors enrolled in postsecondary institutions (70% required by federal grant)
    • Summer 2015 highlights: 13 students earned four college credits from Grand Canyon University; 15 students started ACT Test Preparation in July 2016 and will take the test in October 2016
    • Serving the following 8 schools – High Schools: North, South Pointe, Central, Chavez Franklin Fire & Police and Metro Tech – Elementary Schools: Academia del Pueblo, Herrera and Lowell
    HOMECARE:

    • 180 low-income elderly and physically-disabled individuals received over 15,667 hours of quality homecare services (personal care, respite care, chore and housekeeping services)
    PARENT ASSISTANCE & ENGAGEMENT:

    • 2,176 food boxes distributed to individuals and families; received from St. Mary’s Food Bank
    • 1,491 individuals and families received emergency assistance and referral services
    • 861 participants from Central and South Phoenix benefited from 77 parenting education classes
    ADULT EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT:
    ADULT EDUCATION SERVICES:

    • 1,811 adults participated in ESL, GED (High School Equivalency) and Citizenship classes
    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:

    • 1,829 individuals participated in Workforce Preparation Servies; 427 received intensive case management
    • 10 job fairs / On site recruitments held
    • 300 individuals enrolled in Occupational Training, Community College, or a University
    • 130 placed in jobs after completing occupational trainings – hourly wage averaged $15.00, which generated $3,744,000 in taxable state revenue for Arizona (only for individuals who completed occupational training)
    FAMILY IMMIGRATION SERVICES:

    • 974 individuals received consultation services to determine eligibility for benefits under immigration law
    • 377 individuals retained Friendly House to receive immigration/legal services
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