Your contribution, no matter the size, will aid us in ensuring that the thousands of children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability who use our programs are able to continue to do so.
Special Olympics Canada is largely a volunteer-based organization, and we depend on support from our partners and donors to provide programs, mentorship, and resources. You can be certain that your donation will be put to use to directly benefit those who we work hard to support.
You can make a gift in several different ways:
CELEBRATE A SPECIAL OCCASION!
Whether it’s an upcoming wedding, birthday or a dinner with friends – celebrate a special occasion or mark a milestone by fundraising for Special Olympics Canada.
There are many ways you can support our athletes on your big day!
DONATIONS IN LIEU OF GIFTS
Nothing on your wish list this year? Give the gift of support.
1. Share a link to donate online with family and friends. They will have the option of making their gift ‘In Honour’ of your special occasion and will receive a special e-card.
2. Hold a Facebook Fundraiser! Facebook Fundraisers are very easy to set up and a great way to spread awareness about enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport.
HOSTING A FUNDRAISER
Already hosting an event for your special occasion? Consider adding a fundraising element! The impact that you and your guests create will be all the more reason to celebrate.
Some ideas to get you started:
- Bake sales
- Sporting Events
- Office holiday parties
Do you have your own unique idea for a fundraiser? We’d love to hear about it!
For more information contact Paul Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-888-0608
Donation at National Level
Special Olympics Canada accepts online donations on behalf of individuals or organizations. You can make a one-time gift or choose to continue giving on a monthly basis. We also offer the option of making a gift in honour or in memory of someone, with the choice of sending a card.
Please visit our Online Donation page to make your gift.
Donation to a Chapter
You can direct your gift to a provincial or territorial Chapter, and in some areas, you can even choose to support a particular local community program.
Please visit your Chapter website to make your local gift now.
Gift of Securities
Donating publically traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities is a tax-smart way to support Special Olympics Canada while enhancing your charitable gift. By donating publically traded securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that would be payable if you were to first sell the stock, and then donate the proceeds.
Donating securities is easy! Simply fill out the "Securities Donation Form (PDF)” below to have your brokerage electronically transfer your gift of stock or securities from your account to Special Olympics Canada’s account. You will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes for the full appreciated value of your securities on the day that they are received.
For more information, please contact Paul Klein at email@example.com or call 1 888 888 0608 x4406
Leave a Legacy
After you have taken care of your family and loved ones, consider including Special Olympics Canada in your will as part of your final estate plans. Here is some sample bequest language that you might like to share with your estate lawyer for possible inclusion in your will:
Sample Bequest Language:
I, give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics Canada, the sum of $_____________ to be directed towards the area of greatest need determined by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada.
I, give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics Canada __________ percentage of the residue of my estate to be directed towards the area of greatest need determined by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada.
Upon the death of the survivor of my (wife, husband, etc.) ______________________ and my (son, daughter, etc.) ___________________ I direct my trustee to transfer and deliver the balance of the residue of my estate, including any undistributed income to Special Olympics Canada to be directed towards the area of greatest need determined by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada.
Registered Charitable Name: Special Olympics Canada
Charitable Registration Number: 11883 6337 RR0001
Canadian Office Address: 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1L9 / specialolympics.ca
For more information, please contact Paul Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org call 1 888 888 0608 x4406.
The information provided is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. Special Olympics Canada encourages all donors who are planning a legacy gift to seek independent legal and financial advice.
Gifts in kind
Gifts in Kind provide Special Olympics Canada with invaluable office and sports equipment, technology and day to day goods that are essential to run our programs and services in communities across Canada. Some companies also offer their services free of charge: for instance, by printing an event program or providing professional advice. All of this reduces our overhead costs and allow us to spend more resources on our greatest priority: enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport.
In donating a Gift in Kind to Special Olympics Canada, we can publicize to our athletes, families, and our online community the generosity of your gift and your commitment to helping our athletes, of all ages and a wide range of abilities, to participate in programs and to experience the transformative power and joy of sport.
For further information about making a gift in kind to Special Olympics Canada, please contact Paul Klein at email@example.com or 1 888 888 0608 x4406 or visit our Partnership opportunities page for more details about how your business or organization can support Special Olympics Canada.