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.
Current gifts help Special Olympics Pennsylvania now, and can provide you with an immediate charitable income tax deduction.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania is always pleased to accept gifts of cash by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). A cash donation is deductible for the full amount of the gift, subject to certain gross income limitations, if you itemize in the year of contribution.
Donate by Phone
Call Special Olympics
Pennsylvania’s office at
610-630-9450, ext. 230
during regular business hours
Payroll deduction through your workplace makes giving easy. Support Special Olympics Pennsylvania through your employer’s United Way, Combined Federal Campaign and other charitable programs. Most workplace giving programs provide the option to select a specific charity for your donation so please designate Special Olympics Pennsylvania when filling out your pledge form.
Double or triple your tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics Pennsylvania through your company's matching gifts program. Thousands of companies match charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your company will match your donation to Special Olympics with our Matching Gift Companies. You may also visit your personnel office to ask if they match charitable donations, obtain a matching gift form, fill it out completely and mail it along with your contribution to:
Special Olympics Pennsylvania, 2570 Blvd of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403
Click here to learn more.
Stocks and publically traded securities can be assigned to Special Olympics Pennsylvania or they may be transferred through your broker. By gifting low basis, highly appreciated stock, you will pay no capital gains tax and will be eligible to deduct the full fair market value subject to certain adjusted gross income limitations.
Special Olympics is not a United Way Member Agency, however, we are a donor choice participant where you can give a fully tax deductible gift to Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) through your local United Way. Just be sure to include the donor choice number that coincides with the county or area that you want to receive your gift.
Tribute Giving is an excellent way for individuals, groups or businesses to honor their customers instead of giving gifts at special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, or office openings. It is an opportunity for companies to acknowledge a valued relationship with a customer.
Tribute gifts can be made in honor of opening a new office, birth of a child, Christmas, any holiday, birthdays, graduations, and more. In addition, tribute gifts to Special Olympics Pennsylvania are tax-deductible. Likewise, a memorial gift is a wonderful way to remember a loved one and to benefit athletes in your community. To make a tribute or memorial gift, please call Special Olympics Pennsylvania at 610-630-9450. We will need the name and address of the family member who should receive updates on those who gave in memory of your loved one.
You can advise your family and friends to send contributions to Special Olympics Pennsylvania, 2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA, 19403, and mention your loved one's name.
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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.
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.