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Give special meaning to your wedding day or any special occasion with a tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics! In lieu of traditional favors, make a donation in honor of your guests. Your support will bring the joy of sports to more people with intellectual disabilities. We will provide you with elegantly embossed cards to place at the event.

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Each 3½-inch by 2-inch card is elegantly embossed with the logo for Special Olympics. The inset bevel is on cream-colored heavyweight felt-finish paper. The inside message is printed in black ink with a classic invitation-style font and reads, "On this special occasion, a generous donation has been made to Special Olympics in your honor."

Athletes

4,697,934

Athletes Served

Competitions

108,388

competitions

Volunteers

1,571,354

volunteers

 

Special Olympics International (SOI) is committed to efficiency and transparency. We communicate with our supporters, donors, and prospective donors by email, postal mail, phone, and other means, both to request contributions to our cause and to educate the public about Special Olympics’ year round sport and health programs, volunteer opportunities, and Unified events in local communities and around the world. These efforts help advance our mission to change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and to transform lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance, SOI allocates a portion of our fundraising costs to program services. As a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal taxation, we ensure our donors’ money is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Special Olympics Mission

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Other Ways to Donate

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Donate by Phone

1 (800) 380-3071