Donate: Your generous support makes a measurable difference!


Provide a unique gift

Favors for wedding guests, or those invited to any special occasion celebration, are commonplace. But, none warm the heart like a "in lieu of" gift to support SCC/Special Olympics Chicago that brings joy to those who have yet to experience it.

In return for your contribution, Special Olympics Chicago will provide beautiful folded cards to place at each table setting. Each 3-inch by 2-inch place card is elegantly embossed with the Special Olympics Chicago logo on cream-colored heavyweight paper. The inside message is printed in black ink with a classic invitation style font and reads, "On this special occasion, a generous donation has been made to SCC/Special Olympics Chicago in your honor." The Special Olympics Chicago mission statement is printed on the back of the card.

These cards commemorating your charitable gift are perfect for:

  • weddings
  • anniversaries
  • birthdays
  • bar mitzvahs
  • confirmations
  • retirement
  • christenings
  • baby-naming ceremonies
  • any special occasion!


Donation of Goods or Services

Donate time, talent or items to support Special Olympics Chicago to help defray costs of our programs. Donations of goods and services, also known as in-kind donations, can be a valuable resource for our programs. This is a partial list of common donations. (Please note that while we are grateful for the gesture, we do not accept donations of trophies or plaques.)

If you do not see an in-kind donation you would like to make included in this list, please contact us We appreciate many forms of creative in-kind gifts.


  • Coupons
  • Event Supplies
  • Decorations
  • Merchandise
  • Food/Beverages
  • Facilities for Athletes to Train
  • Movies/Event/Concert Tickets
  • Airlines Miles
  • Vehicles
  • Hotel Stays/Loyalty Points
  • Travel Packages
  • Ad Space in Print and Electronic Media


  • Creative/Marketing Services
  • Advertising
  • Consulting Services
  • Public Relations
  • Graphics/Web Design
  • Photographers/Videographers
  • Professional Training/Computer Training
  • Human Resources/Volunteer Recruiters


Special Olympics Chicago would not exist today without the time, energy, dedication and commitment of hundreds of volunteers throughout the city. Special Olympics relies on its dedicated volunteers.

Please contact us for more information:

Special Children's Charities
Susan Nicholl, Executive Director
c/o Special Olympics Chicago

541 North Fairbanks
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 527-3743
Fax: (312) 347-0235


Special Children's Charities