Fire Truck Pull

Join The Pull!

Sponsor the 2024 Fire Truck Pull! 

Check out the 2024 Sponsorship Packet!

Or, if you have queeries, email development@outrightvt.org to learn more about sponsoring The Pull! 

Elevate Your Brand and Sponsor the 2024 Fire Truck Pull!

Join us as a sponsor for the 2024 Fire Truck Pull happening this Fall in Burlington, VT. You’ll join a mighty community of people showing LGBTQ+ youth that a hopeful future awaits.

This event is an awesome fundraiser and community celebration of LGBTQ+ and allied youth, bringing together families, caregivers, partners, decision makers and - of course - amazing business supporters!

The Fire Truck Pull offers an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your brand as a supporter of trans and queer youth, investing in them to build hope, equity, and power!

As a sponsor, your brand will receive extensive visibility through our event's promotional materials, website, and social media channels.

By sponsoring the Fire Truck Pull, you can:

  • Send the message that your company is an open, supportive, and justice-minded place to work.

  • Tap into Outright Vermont’s 6,000+ followers on social media.

  • Gain Name Recognition with the 1200+ online event participants through Outright Vermont’s peer-to-peer fundraising platform.

  • Achieve statewide reach through paid advertising.

  • Harness your competitive spirit and build camaraderie with your own Fire Truck Pull team(s).

Your support for the Fire Truck Pull sends a message to LGBTQ+ youth that they belong in Vermont - now and always! Your sponsorship is an investment in:

  • Connecting youth to each other, countering the isolation that makes them feel alone through programs like Friday Night Group and Camp Outright.

  • Networking caring adults through our state-wide GSA program and education offerings.

  • Creating a future of families, peers, legislators, teachers, and community members who are here to ensure youth thrive as their authentic selves.

For more information, check out our 2024 Fire Truck Pull Sponsorship Packet or contact Lisa Huttinger at lisa@outrightvt.org.

Two Ways to Act Now! 

1. Download our 2024 Sponsorship Form today!
2. Go to our online platform, Classy, to sponsor the Fire Truck Pull Today!

Heck Yeah! We got this! 

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Lisa Huttinger (she/her)
Director of Development
lisa@outrightvt.org

Participate in the fun!

What is the Fire Truck Pull?

The Fire Truck Pull (AKA The Pull) is Outright’s annual, peer-to-peer fundraiser and - well - street party. There are lots of costumes, cheering, dancing, sweat, glitter, love and queer joy. Oh, and teams pull a FULLY-LOADED FIRE TRUCK up Church Street in Burlington. All the money raised by teams will go to support LGBTQ+ youth.

Although lots of teams Pull every year, physically pulling the fire truck is just for fun and not required. There are lots of ways to show your support! You can:

  1. Make a team and fundraise without physically pulling the fire truck.
  2. Make a donation to support your fave team or your loved one's Pull.
  3. Attend the event this Fall to cheer on the teams and celebrate queer joy.
  4. Volunteer on event day to help make the Fire Truck Pull magical.

How does peer-to-peer fundraising work?

It's an easy, three-step process.

  1. Create or join a team, which we'll provide instructions on closer to the event.
  2. Build your fundraising page on Classy - an online tool we have to make your fundraising easy. On your page, share your personal fundraising goal and why you’re Pulling for LGBTQ+ youth!
  3. Share the link to your Classy fundraising page with your family, friends, and neighbors. Classy does all the work for you by keeping track of donations and donors.

We’re with you every step of the way!

How much do teams have to raise?

There’s no limit to how much you can raise! Fundraising is open NOW until noon the day of The Pull.

If you’re nervous about fundraising, remember that this is a great opportunity for your family and friends to support you while supporting LGBTQ+ youth. You’re providing people with the opportunity to champion their values and LGBTQ+ youth!

Plus, we’re here for you every step of the way. 

Tell me more about teams and the competition.

Teams work together to reach an overall fundraising goal, and team members determine their personal fundraising goal. The money a team member raises to meet their personal fundraising goal also counts towards the overall team goal. Each team has a team captain and teams can be any size.

As a team captain, you invite family, friends, or colleagues to join your team. As a team, you determine the overall fundraising goal you hope to achieve together! Team captains create the team’s fundraising page that acts like a hub for all team members, tracking the team’s total. You will also create your own personal fundraising page to contribute to your team's goal. From there, you cheer the team to success by keeping track of important dates and ensuring that they know about the day-of-event logistics.

As a team member, you create a fundraising page where you tell your story and why you’re Pulling for LGBTQ+ youth, and share it across your networks. We have lots of tips to help you gain your community's support for your Pull.

Every dollar raised by every member counts towards your team’s total. Once your team’s combined total amount raised passes $3,000, you are officially on the list to physically pull the fire truck on the day of the event!

That means it's time to start planning your team's costumes for the day, and get ready for a little friendly competition for the coveted Golden Fire Truck Awards. A gold fire truck and a year of bragging rights belong to the winning team in each category:

    • Fastest Pull in Sporty Class (teams of 12 or fewer)
    • Fastest Pull in Spirit Class (teams of 13 or more)
    • Most Money Raised
    • Best Costumes
    • Fan Favorite

Who can participate in The Pull?

There is something for everyone! We are here to support all folks' ability to be able to participate - let us know how we can help. Here are some of the ways you can support The Pull:

Sponsor the Fire Truck Pull.

- Become a team captain.

- Join a team.

- Make a donation to your favorite team or team member to support their fundraising goal.

Volunteer to support The Pull.

- Join the party on the day of The Pull.

A big Heck Yeah to our 2023 sponsors!

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