Donations to Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo (SOO KW) can be made in many ways, as noted below, and may be used for any appropriate purpose, depending on the wishes of the donor. Typically they would pay for equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, facility costs or similar expenses and may be allocated to a specific sports club.
A tax receipt can be issued for donations of $20 or more if the donor name and address are supplied.
Contact Person: Sharon Lavoie, Community Coordinator
Every day Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of people living with intellectual disabilities. That difference is reflected in their relationships with their friends and their families, as well as many other aspects of their lives.
Special Olympics is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides sports training and competition opportunities at regional, provincial, national, and international levels for individuals with an intellectual disability. Its primary objective is to contribute to the physical, social, and psychological development of people with intellectual disabilities through positive, successful experiences in sport. These positive experiences help build self-confidence, self-esteem, pride, and a great sense of accomplishment.
Your contributions will help athletes:
- participate in the sport they wish in the community where they live
- enjoy programs every day of the year
- grow physically, emotionally, and socially
- compete locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally
- make dreams come true
You can help Special Olympics athletes win at life!
$5 will subsidize the payment for an athlete to participate in a sport.
$30 will send an athlete to a local competition.
$100 will provide a coach with specialized training.
$150 will send an athlete to a provincial game.
$300 purchases equipment for one Special Olympics sport club to be developed.
$1,000 will send a team to a local competition.
$100 per month or $1,200 per year sends one athlete to National Games.
Become a Sponsor
Special Olympics represents a unique and fresh sponsorship opportunity for your organization. By becoming a Special Olympics sponsor, your organization will join a prestigious group of organizations who have made their commitment to Special Olympics athletes in Kitchener-Waterloo, and around the world.
Many exciting sponsorship opportunities exist within SOO KW, ranging anywhere from providing gift-in-kind donations for fund-raising events, to sponsoring various programs, events, and even games. Our goal is to customize a sponsorship package that is mutually beneficial. If you have an interest in becoming involved with our dynamic worldwide charitable organization, please contact Sharon Lavoie, our Community Coordinator, for more information.
Volunteer Grants (Corporate Donations)
Many of our local companies offer volunteer grants when their employees complete a number of hours of volunteer work. If you have such a program in place, Sharon Lavoie, our Community Coordinator, can provide assistance from SOO KW.
Donate items or services for auction, sporting events or the Dirty Dash. Gifts to SOO KW are a tangible way to show support for our Special Olympics athletes and our life-changing community programs.
Donations by Mail
Cheque or money order should be made payable to Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo.
Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo
P.O. Box 40107, Waterloo Town Square
75 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4V1