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Banner Sponsorship Program Update

First and foremost, we thank all of the sponsors of The BASIC Initiative.  The Banner Sponsorship Program has been a great success and has helped  further our mission to “Promote and support positive character where we live, work and play”. 


The original plan for the program was to display the banners for 2020 with a renewal option for 2021.  However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that this has not been a “banner year” for many businesses.  Therefore, as a show of support for our sponsors during this time, the BASIC Board has decided that all 2020 banner sponsors will receive a complimentary year of display of their banner through 2021. 


Businesses are welcome to make a donation to The BASIC Initiative but it is not a condition of the Banner Sponsorship Program for 2021.  Thank you again for your support of The BASIC Initiative and we look forward to working with you when we can resume in-person activities.

About the Banner Sponsorship Program

The BASIC Initiative developed out of Belleville's Community of Character initiative and focuses on building a community of character.  The Mission of BASIC is to “Promote and support positive character where we live, work, and play”.   
We offer a variety of opportunities for people to raise the quality of their life by helping to raise the quality of life for others. BASIC stands for Belleville Achieves Strength in Character. BASIC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community organization. 
BASIC is comprised of a volunteer adult board and a Youth Board, comprised of students from Belleville East, Belleville West, and Althoff Catholic high schools.  Programs offered by BASIC include Belleville Helping Belleville Day, Keep Belleville Beautiful, the Citizens of Character Awards, character education, the annual Teeter Totter-a-Thon, and more.   
To help promote your business of character, BASIC began the Banner Sponsorship Program.  The vinyl banners are 24” X 51” in size and will feature your full color logo on both sides, accompanied by one of the twelve (12) Character Words.  The banners will be distributed throughout the city and specific locations cannot be guaranteed.  Sponsorship of a banner is $500 per banner for one year.   
If your organization is interested in sponsoring a banner, please complete the application found here.  For questions, please contact Program Chair Eric Schauster at 618-233-6810, Ext. 1249 or .  Thank you for your support. 
Sample Banner 


Please click here to access the banner application.

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