Season of the Sunflower
Spreading Hope Together
What is Season of the Sunflower?
Season of the Sunflower is an opportunity for local establishments to partner with Prayers From Maria during the bloom season of our sunflower fields in Avon and Sandusky/Cedar Point. The season generally lasts from August - September. Last season, nearly 55,000 people visited both of our fields from sunup to sundown seven days a week. This creates a spectacular opportunity for businesses to participate in a mutually beneficial joint partnership with Prayers From Maria.
Check out our list of successful partnership ideas below. Tell us your ideas! Contact us by completing the form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to creating a plan that benefits both your business and the Prayers From Maria Foundation!
Ways to Partner
- At checkout, ask customers if they would like to "round-up" for the Prayers From Maria Foundation and help end childhood cancer.
- At checkout, ask customers if they would like to "donate-a-dollar" to the Prayers From Maria Foundation to help end childhood cancer.
Tear-off Donation Board
- Place a donation board representing a $1, $5 or $10 donation at checkout and collect donations.
- Place a donation box at checkout for people to fill with donations.
Social Media Mentions
- Mention Prayers From Maria on social media platforms via feed, stories, etc. encouraging followers to donate.
Sunflower Pinup Donation Cards
- At checkout, ask customers if they would like to donate to the Prayers From Maria Foundation to help end childhood cancer. Have customers fill out our sunflower donation card and "wallpaper" the wall with sunflowers, creating a field.
Provide Giveaway Items
- Provide Prayers From Maria items for social media giveaways. Ex. gift cards, merchandise, gift baskets, etc.
- Promote Prayers From Maria bloom season through email promotions that encourage donations, link to our website or Maria's Shop online. Templates can be provided.
Donate a Portion of Sales
- Donate a portion of sales over a select period of time to the Prayers From Maria Foundation.
Benefits to Your Business
Depending on your plan, here are some of the benefits your business can receive:
- Business name will be placed on a Thank You Sign at the entrance to Maria's Field of Hope
- Logo linked to your business on the Partner page of the Prayers From Maria website
- Recognition on social media during bloom time
- Coupon/freebies placed in our shop bags to encourage people to visit your establishment
- Recognition on paper promotion
- Two customized e-blasts throughout the year
Let's Get Started!
If you are interested in any of these beneficial business-growing partnership ideas or have ideas of your own, please fill out the form below and we will contact you. If you would like to partner with us during a different time period, please let us know in the “Additional Comments” section.