Ways to Give

Millions of people across the globe support Special Olympics through donations, volunteerism and advocacy. Whether a monthly pledge donor, a volunteer at a local competition, a teacher promoting tolerance and acceptance in the classroom, or a campus volunteer recruiting fellow students to end the derogatory use of the “R-word,” our individual supporters are vital members of the global movement. They have taken a stand for dignity, acceptance and the human race that ultimately creates a better world for us all.

There are many ways to make a gift to Special Olympics Pennsylvania and change the life of an athlete in your community. You can participate in a special fundraising event, or you can  use the information provided below to make educated decisions regarding the donation of various funds.  The below will explain how to make a gift and illustrate the ways your gift can make a difference.

Please be advised that neither Special Olympics Pennsylvania nor any of its employees give legal or tax advice. This information has been derived from reliable sources. We recommend that you consult with your tax advisor and attorney for more details before making any final decisions. The Development Office is more than happy to work with you and your attorney or other financial advisor to accomplish any of the described goals. 

Make a General Online Donation

Your general donation can help Special Olympics Pennsylvania now, and provide you with an immediate charitable income tax deduction.  Click on the "Donate" button below to make an online gift.

Make a Planned Gift

Planned giving is finding ways to make your charitable gifts now, or after your lifetime, while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Current Gifts

Current gifts help Special Olympics Pennsylvania now, and can provide you with an immediate charitable income tax deduction.

Privacy Policy

If you would like more information about our athletes’ needs and giving opportunities, please contact us at  610-630-9450. Thank you for your support and consideration.

We occasionally exchange our donor name and address list with other reputable nonprofit organizations to keep our costs down.  If shared, the other nonprofit organization is only permitted to use such information for a one-time mailing and cannot use it for telemarketing purposes.  You can opt out of this exchange at any time by contacting us at DonorServices@SpecialOlympics.org and providing your complete name and address.

Text Privacy Policy

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) collects cell phone information through a variety of methods, including through registration forms, gift donation forms, and email requests for information. SOPA uses cell phone numbers to text message donors, volunteers and athletes about their participation in SOPA activities (practices, competitions, fundraising events, etc.) for which they’ve signed up to participate. SOPA stores this information in a database using data centers designed with physical security controls, access restrictions, and surveillance systems to protect against unauthorized access. Any data being transmitted over networks and while stored in databases is encrypted. Database users can only access the data and functionalities relevant to their roles. SOPA does not share text messaging opt-in data and consent with any third party. If at any time you would like to remove your personal cell phone or other information from our database, please contact Amy Burns, aburns@specialolympicspa.org

Special Olympics Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to Special Olympics Pennsylvania qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes as permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Special Olympics Pennsylvania may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.