Sponsor a Backpack, Virtual Tent, or Contribute online.

Here’s your chance help a highly-anticipated community event and to raise awareness of your company or organization in front of thousands Philadelphia families!

A startling number of families in Philadelphia live in deep poverty, with approximately 24.5% of households living below the federal poverty level. Children living in deep poverty, on average, score much lower in school than their peers and experience heightened levels of school dropout, behavioral and socioemotional problems, physical health problems, and developmental delays. The chronic stress of living in poverty has an adverse effect on the academic outcomes of children, impeding their ability to concentrate and learn, especially during early childhood. We hope to change that by preparing students for school with backpacks filled with supplies while linking families to vital health and social services resources online.

*all sponsorship levels have $0 in fair market value benefits

Download Our Sponsorship Flyer

Sponsorship Opportunities include:

Overall Sponsor



Main Stage Sponsor



Tent Sponsors


(three Available)

Backpack Superhero



Friend of St. Christopher's



*all sponsorship levels have $0 in fair market value benefits

Become a Sponsor

For our eleventh anniversary year, we hope to give away 10,000 backpacks!

Purchase a PRE-K Backpack filled with school supplies

Donate $40

Purchase an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Backpack filled with school supplies

Donate $60

Purchase a HIGH SCHOOL Backpack filled with school supplies

Donate $80

Donate to the St. Christopher’s Center for Children and Youth
with Special Health Care Needs


For questions about sponsorships, making a gift online, payment details or to receive a sponsorship invoice, please contact:

Sarah Fike Nannery, Director of Development, Autism Initiatives
Email: sarah.elizabeth.nannery@drexel.edu   •   Office: 989-576-1309

For general questions about donations or the carnival, please contact:

Sandy Carrion, Executive Assistant
Email: Sandy.Carrion@towerhealth.org   •   Office: 215-427-8481

Sponsors and donors will be acknowledged on event promotional materials, signage displayed during the drive-up backpack distribution, social media and on our event website. Overall, Main Stage and Tent Sponsors are able to provide one promotional item* or flyer* to be included in the student backpacks.

Checks may be made payable to St. Christopher’s Hospital Carnival and mailed to: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children c/o Drexel University, PO Box 8215, Philadelphia, PA 19101

*Promotional items or flyers will be subject to review and approval.