help support the parade
Takoma Park's most well-known and beloved community tradition is planned, directed, and financed by the efforts of the all-volunteer Takoma Park Independence Day Committee (TPIDC). TPIDC is a small group of volunteers who work hundreds of hours each year to make the celebration a success. While a City grant covers about 40% of the total cost of the day's events, we rely on the support of our community to make up the shortfall.
Your financial support as a sponsor will ensure that our Independence Day tradition is preserved year after year, for our community's oldest and longest residents on down to its youngest and newest. Our multi-tiered donation system is designed to support your business or organization.
You can make a donation through PayPal, or by check mailed to the Committee at 149 Ritchie Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. If you're interested in developing a sponsorship package tailored to your business' unique needs, please contact us. Thank you for your interest!
Fundraising comprises of door-to-door collections, t-shirt sales, raffle rickets, and donations from businesses, churches, schools, associations and other organizations.
Expenses include insurance, parade prizes, state and county permits, sound system, stationary, Roscoe the Rooster Committee Float Maitenance, Web Site Maitenance, Parade Participants and Evening Performers, and miscellaneous signs, printing, and odds and ends.
T-shirts are $10 each, or 3 for $25, and are available in sizes from a Kids Medium through an Adult 2XL. Come to the TPIDC booth on the 4th to get your own.
If bad weather forces us to cancel the fireworks, we still have to pay for the unused fireworks, the pyrotechnician, the permit fees, and all the other non-refundable expenses. Likewise, if the parade is cancelled, the money spent on programs, mailings, signs, permits, stationery, etc. is money we cannot recover. We don't cancel either one unless we have no other choice.
Help sponsor Takoma Park's Independence Day celebration through PayPal. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(4) civic organization funded by the community of Takoma Park and area residents like you. Note that 501(c)(4) donations are not tax deductible.