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3rd annual Downtown Drop Down Going over the edge to end homelessness

September 22nd, 2019

Adobe HQ • 345 Park Ave • San Jose, CA

Hosted by Adobe, in partnership with Over The Edge, all proceeds benefit Downtown Streets Team
Downtown Drop Down is an urban adventure fundraiser hosted by Adobe that challenges you to take your support to new heights for Downtown Streets Team, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness and restoring hope through the dignity of work.

Pictures from 2018 Downtown Drop Down

Even more pictures from 2018 Downtown Drop Down

How does it work?

Downtown Drop Down is similar to a walk-a-thon, but it’s a ‘Rappel-a-thon’. You can rappel 16 stories (236ft) from the roof of Adobe HQ and go over the edge to help Downtown Streets Team end homelessness.:

Step 1: Register Here

Step 2: Start fundraising!

You have your network of friends, family, coworkers and neighbors who are just waiting for you to ask them to support you on your adventure. We know adventure and ending homelessness are important to you. We're cheering you on!

This exciting event provides the unique opportunity for individuals or groups to raise funds and rappel from the top of the Adobe Headquarters building in downtown San Jose! No climbing or rappeling experience necessary, just enough courage to go over the edge.

Join the fight to end homelessness

Here's a video from NBC's coverage of 2017 Downtown Drop Down, click here for their 2018 coverage.

Start a fundraiser to secure your own rappel slot!

When someone joins one of our Bay Area Teams, they receive a YELLOW SHIRT, symbolizing positive change, a second chance, and the opportunity for stability. Upon accepting the shirt, each person is making a choice to get back to work and self-sufficient living.

Team Member Rappeler (Yellow) - Raise $2k+

  • 1 Commemorative Event T-shirt
  • 1 Rappel slot*
  • Professional photo with Downtown Streets Team
  • *Rappel time slot priority selection based on level of contribution

(Funds must be raised by September 13th, 2019)

Toss Your Boss

Start a fundraiser collectively with your coworkers to send your boss over the edge!

Chicken Coop

Too scared to go over the edge? You can still donate to Downtown Drop Down and be a member of the Chicken Coop!

Just click the link, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "donate"!

Corporate Sponsorship packages

There's only been one BLACK SHIRT in Downtown Streets Team history. Michael Davis touched many lives with his story of change from, as he once put it, "a sick puppy" to an upstanding leader and admired man. Michael has passed on now and his shirt color has been retired, but his legacy lives on through all the leaders of Downtown Streets Team.

Black Shirt Sponsor - $50k (limited to one)

  • 10 Commemorative Event T-shirts with your logo
  • 10 Rappel slots*
  • Cultural Competency Seminar hosted by Downtown Streets Team
  • Professional photo with Downtown Streets Team
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event Featured in press releases
  • Logo prominently displayed on signage, promotional materials and online
  • Opportunity for media interview on event day
  • *Rappel time slot priority selection based on level of contribution
He secured employment and permanent housing after experiencing homelessness for many years. Leaving DST, he received his GRAY GRADUATE SHIRT.

Graduate Sponsor (Gray) - $25k

  • 4 Rappel slots*
  • 4 Commemorative Event T-shirts with your logo
  • Cultural Competency Seminar hosted by Downtown Streets Team
  • Professional photo with Downtown Streets Team
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event
  • Featured in press releases
  • Logo prominently displayed on signage, promotional materials and online
  • Opportunity for media interview on event day
  • *Rappel time slot priority selection based on level of contribution
Nelson was promoted to our highest work level, a PURPLE SHIRT, and manages one entire city Team. He’s come a long way, and as you can see by the smile on his face, he’s ecstatic about his progress.

Supervisor Sponsor (Purple) - $15k

  • 3 Commemorative Event T-shirts with your logo
  • 3 Rappel slots*
  • Professional photo with Downtown Streets Team
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event, including press releases • Logo displayed on signage, promotional materials and online
  • Opportunity for media interview on event day
  • *Rappel time slot priority selection based on level of contribution
He joined our team and within a month was promoted to a BLUE SHIRT, and runs his own Team, taking on more responsibilities.

Manager Sponsor (Blue) - $10k

  • 2 Commemorative Event T-shirts with your logo
  • 2 Rappel slots*
  • Professional photo with Downtown Streets Team
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event, including press releases
  • Logo displayed on signage, promotional materials and online
  • Opportunity for media interview on event day
  • *Rappel time slot priority selection based on level of contribution
As a GREEN SHIRT, she runs a small Team and pays it forward by helping others who are also struggling with loss.

Lead Sponsor (Green) - $5k

  • 1 Commemorative Event T-shirts with your logo
  • 1 Rappel slot*
  • Professional photo with Downtown Streets Team
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event, including press releases
  • Logo prominently displayed on signage, promotional materials and online
  • Opportunity for media interview on event day
  • *Rappel time slot priority selection based on level of contribution

In-Kind Sponsorship

Host Building Sponsor - (Sold to Adobe)

  • 2 Gray Commemorative Event T-shirts with your logo
  • 2 Rappel slots
  • *Provide building for rappeling, event space and refreshments
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event
  • Featured in press releases
  • Professional photo with Downtown Streets Team
  • Logo prominently displayed on signage, promotional materials and online
  • Opportunity for media interview on event day
  • *Rappel time slot priority selection based on level of contribution

Media Host (limited to one)

PROMOTIONAL BENEFITS

  • 2 Rappel spots designated to media people on media day, Saturday September 21, 2019
  • 2 Commemorative Event T-shirts with your logo
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event
  • Press release and media outreach mentions
  • Name and logo displayed on signage, promotional materials and website

ROLE OF THE MEDIA HOST

  • Announce Rappelers all day September 22, 2019, as they scale down Adobe Headquarters
  • Livestream the event
  • DJ music for rappelers
  • Promote Downtown Drop Down across digital media
  • Promotional spots on radio and podcasts
  • Commitment of media coverage before, during and after the event
  • Promote event across social media networks
  • Placement of our event e-banner on your company website
  • Interview sponsors, event staff, event host and rappelers

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

  • Follow @DowntownStreets on Twitter and @StreetsTeam on Instagram (if applicable)
  • Leverage the event hashtags: #DowntownDropDown and #GoOverTheEdge
  • Share about the event across social media channels

Media Sponsor

PROMOTIONAL BENEFITS

  • 1 Rappel spot on our exclusive media day, Saturday September 21, 2019
  • 1 Commemorative Event T-shirt with your logo
  • Public recognition pre/post and during event
  • Press release and media outreach mentions
  • Name and logo displayed on signage, promotional materials and website

ROLE OF THE MEDIA SPONSOR

  • Promote Downtown Drop Down across digital media and print outlets
  • Promotional spots across applicable medium, including televsion, radio and podcasts
  • Commitment of media coverage before, during and after the event
  • Promote event across social media networks
  • Placement of our event e-banner on your company website
  • Interview sponsors, event staff, event host and rappelers

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

  • Follow @DowntownStreets on Twitter and @StreetsTeam on Instagram (if applicable)
  • Leverage the event hashtags: #DowntownDropDown and #GoOverTheEdge to share about the event across social media channels

Sponsors

Manager Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

All of the proceeds from Downtown Drop Down benefit Downtown Streets Team; a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that's ending homelessness through the dignity of work.
We've recently been recognized as a "Best Practice" by the California League of Cities, California State Association of Counties and Institute for Local Government! .

Read the Report

Email Logan McDonnell, Director of Development with any questions or comments - Logan@streetsteam.org

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Downtown Streets Team
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Credits:

Created with images by DT - "business office boss" • paulo morales - "Chicken Coop" • geralt - "shaking hands handshake teamwork"

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