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Ways to Donate

Special Olympics transforms athletes’ lives through the joy of sport. Help us make a difference.

Prefer to mail your donation? Download a printable Mail-In Donation Form (PDF).

See how your support transforms the lives of athletes. How Your Gift Helps
Doctors said “she is never going to achieve anything.” Lani proves them wrong. Video: Lani DeMello
Meet the athletes! Slideshow: Meet the Athletes
As a child Molly wasn’t strong enough to walk on her own. Today, she is a runner! Slideshow: Molly Hincka

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Tribute & Memorial Gifts
Celebrate a friend or pay tribute in memory of a loved one with a donation to Special Olympics in their name. If you prefer, we will notify the honoree or their family of your contribution.

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Printable Mail-In Donation Form (PDF)

Monthly Giving

Give to charity with Special Olympics
Special Olympics sports training and competitions happen every day. Monthly giving is an easy and convenient way you can support our athletes year-round.

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Bequests & Estate Gifts

Planned Giving
Wish you could do more to support our vital work? Consider including Special Olympics in your estate plans. You can make a powerful, lasting impact that costs nothing during your lifetime.

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Strategic Gifts

Donate to charity and support Special Olympics
Special Olympics offers philanthropic individuals and institutions a powerful way to make an impact in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.  

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Champions for Special Olympics

Champions for Special Olympics
Champions for Special Olympics is a grassroots effort to raise much-needed funds. Set up your personal page to mark a celebration or challenge and ask reach out to friends and community to support your favorite charity.

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More Ways to Help Special Olympics

Double Your Impact
Did you know that many companies will match your contributions to charity? See if your employer will match your gift to Special Olympics.

If you have any question please call 1-800-380-3071 or [email protected].  


Share Your Joy
For your special celebration in lieu of favors make a donation in honor of your guests. We will provide elegant cards to let your guest know about your thoughtfulness.

Donate Airline Miles
Our athletes and their coaches cover many miles to participate in competitions. Donate your airline miles to help us offset travel costs.

eBay Auctions
Donate proceeds from your eBay auction to charity or shop for items that will benefit Special Olympics.

Special Olympics is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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Help us reach more people with intellectual disabilities and bring them the power of sport to build confidence and good health.


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Get in touch with Special Olympics near you and see what you can do to help. It's fun and can be life-changing.


“Special Olympics gives Angela the opportunity to do things we never thought she’d have the chance to do. And out of all things that Angela is involved in, Special Olympics was the first one that we didn’t have to pay for. Who knows what our lives would be like without Special Olympics.”

Frances and Fred Click
Parents of Special Olympics athlete

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Maintaining high standards is our priority. 84% of support goes to programs.


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