- ATHLETES & FAMILIES
Support Our Community
Our athletes participate all year long at no cost to the athletes or their families. We have several ways for you to support our programs so we can continue to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
All of our programs, competitions, and valuable support services are always free of charge. Help us continue to make them possible with an online donation. If you are a family member, you know first hand the difference Special Olympics makes in the life of your athlete. Consider making a donation as a way of giving back to an organization that has made such a difference in your athlete's life so we can continue to reach out to new athletes and families.
Support an Athlete
Would you like to change the life of an athlete? Your supporting donation will help athletes get the equipment, uniforms, and other items they need to compete in seasonal competitions and the Summer Games.
Your gift of stock can provide a simple, tax free opportunity for you to support Special Olympics. Using the stock donation form, simply fill out the name of stock and number of shares to be donated, and your broker can follow the instructions to wire the shares to our Special Olympics account.
Please consider naming Special Olympics Northern California as a beneficiary in your will or trust. Planned Giving lets you hold onto your assets throughout your life, while providing tax advantages to your estate. We encourage you to consult with your own tax and legal advisors regard the tax implications of particular gifts. We provide sample gift language for your will or trust.
At the corporate level there are several ways to support Special Olympics Northern California.
Sponsor an Event
Get company recognition at any number of our special events. Your donation can go towards our fantastic local events. We offer a range of sponsorship levels to match every budget. We would be happy to discuss the options and events available for sponsorship that will best suit your company. For more information, please contact Kevin Reeds at 925-944-8801 ext. 226 or KevinR@sonc.org.
Become a Corporate Partner
Together with our corporate partners, we are changing the lives of thousands of Northern California adults and children. As our athlete base continues to grow our need for corporate partners continues to rise. The benefits and positive exposure for association with Special Olympics are many. Please contact Kevin Reeds at 925-944-8801 ext. 226 or KevinR@sonc.org to discuss partner opportunities.
Donate Your Time
We are always looking for new volunteers — give your employees or colleagues a new way to work together at our events. Go to our Volunteers page to see all of our opportunities and make a difference!
Support a School Program or Classroom
Your company can support a classroom for a school year, support a sport (basketball, soccer, or track) for a county or school, or be an annual school program partner for a county. For more information about school sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cathy DeVries at 925-944-8801 ext 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Ways to Help
If you shop online at Amazon, be sure and register with Smile Amazon.com and select Special Olympics Northern California as your designated charity of choice. Every time you purchase something on Amazon, they will make a donation to Special Olympics Northern California. Visit Smile.Amazon.com to get started.
Join Escrip and support Special Olympics! Shop at hundreds of merchants and a percentage of what you spend will be donated to Special Olympics Northern California. It doesn’t cost you one cent to join. Simply register your credit or debit card by visiting Escrip today.
Ebay and MissionFish
If you sell items on Ebay, you can designate a percentage of the proceeds from your sales go to Special Olympics Northern California. Find out how at MissionFish.
Use Goodsearch as your search engine! Special Olympics Northern California is listed as a charity on Goodsearch, and every time you use the Goodsearch search engine, a donation will be made to us. Visit Goodsearch and find out more!
Vehicle for Charity
Donate your unwanted vehicles and Special Olympics receives the proceeds. Whether it is your car, boat, motorcycle or any other mode of transportation, running or not, this organization will pick up your vehicle and Special Olympics Northern California gets a donation. Check it out. Complete the online donation form