Step for Change

We cordially invite you to participate as a Sponsor of the 1st Annual A Step for Change Charity Walk, hosted by The Help Center, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. “A Step for Change Charity Walk” is a charity event that raises awareness, advocate and support to the ex-offender population of the Middle Tennessee area. The mission of The HELP Center is to provide ex-offenders, offenders, low income individuals support to restructure their lives and achieve success with counseling, educational, employment, and supportive services.


A criminal conviction doesn't have to be the end of their career road - not by a long shot. If one has recently been released from jail or prison - or are likely to be released soon - transitional work programs can help them find work immediately, and apply for jobs with employers who won't discriminate against them based on your criminal record. Your sponsorship helps to defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorships are used to purchase t-shirts for registered race participants, awards, and complimentary drinks and snacks for each race participant. Any additional money from sponsorships will help toward our fundraising goal of $25,000.


Sponsoring the “A Step for Change Charity Walk” has many benefits for you including:

  • Enhance your business or organization’s image in the local community

  • Indirect publicity via media coverage of the event

  • Include your staff in the race for team building


The Help Center is planning an extensive event marketing campaign including:

  • E-marketing campaign to race participants in lead up to event

  • Large outdoor signs at high traffic locations in the Middle Tennessee area

  • Social Media campaign launched eight weeks prior to the event with regular Facebook and Twitter updates

  • Advertising and editorial leads in local print media


There are several ways your organization can be involved in the “A Step for Change Charity Walk:”

  • Financial support or donation – sponsorship of the overall event

  • Supply of products and/or services for prizes

  • Passing on marketing materials and promoting participation

  • Goods – value in kind


Thank you in advance your consideration of becoming a race sponsor. Attached you will find the sponsorship form that can be completed and submitted by mail, payable to The Help Center.  Or, please call or email Tamika Braden, Executive Director, to set up sponsorship or answer any questions. Tamika can be reached at (615) 349-8349 Ext. 101 or

Please make checks payable to The Help Center.

Send to: The Help Center, 3918 Dickerson Pike, Suite E, Nashville, TN 37207

Print-quality sponsor logo should be sent to no later than July 1, 2017

Partner Opportunities

If you or your company would like to work with us by becoming a partner and give back to our community, please contact

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A Step for Change


Saturday, August 19, 2017


Centennial Park, Nashville