Area Coordinators, Local Coordinators, and Fundraising Chairs:
Please see below for some unique and FUN fundraising ideas you can use for your program.
Fundraising Opportunities through the State Office:
Icon Sales – Special Olympics Georgia cardstock icons can be purchased from the state office for $.25/icon. This can be a great and inexpensive fundraiser if there is a local business, school, rec. dept., etc. that is willing to sell them. For more information, contact Susan Skolnick at 770-414-9390, ext. 111 or Susan.Skolnick@specialolympicsga.org.
Phone Bones – This is a program in which SOGA collects old cell phones to turn in for recycling to raise money. The state office provides you with collection boxes to place in your community. Your program receives 85% of the funds from the phones you collect. This is an easy, cost-free way to raise money for your local program. For more information, contact Jennifer Daniell at 770-414-9390, ext. 110 or Jennifer.Daniell@specialolympicsga.org.
Change for Champions – This is an easy fundraiser for you to coordinate with your local program. Collect change at schools, restaurants, local businesses, etc. during Exceptional Children’s Week. The state office provides collection cans for you to use and coordinates the PR statewide. Your local program keeps 80% of the funds you raise and you send 20% to the state office to cover the cost of canisters, posters, advertising, etc. For more information, contact Michael Wilson at 770-414-9390, ext. 108 or Michael.Wilson@specialolympicsga.org.
Additional Fundraising Ideas
Stevie B’s – Offer discount cards for re-sale and host on-site fundraising nights with a percentage of sales going to you. Contact your local Stevie B’s.
Chick-Fil-A – Offer Spirit Nights with a percentage of sales going to you and other fundraising opportunities. Contact your local Chick-Fil-A.
Krispy Kreme - Offers several different fundraising opportunities. Contact your local Krispy Kreme or visit http://www.krispykreme.com/fundraising/4-ways-to-raise-funds
Aquavation – Provide the ability to make a one-of-a-kind high quality sports water bottle. People visit a website to add photos, words and images on top of available background designs and include your local Special Olympics information such as event names, team names or whatever is unique to you. Every bottle is different and provides you with a predetermined donation. Requires no financial investment or minimum order quantity, and Aquavation handles all customer service, shipping and manufacturing. For more information visit http://aquavation.org/
Enjoy The City Coupon Book – You sell a coupon book specific to your community for $20 and make $8 off of each book sold. Areas for coupon books: North Atlanta (north of I-20), South Atlanta (south of I-20), Augusta, Savannah, Columbus/Phenix City, Chattanooga/Northern Georgia (Dalton), and Macon/Warner Robins. Click here for more details and the links for the actual coupon book for each area. For more information, contact Byron Brewer at 803-513-1228 or email@example.com
Domino’s Pizza Card – You set-up a 2 week fundraiser where you sell Domino’s Pizza cards for $10 and make a profit of $5/card. The card allows the customer to buy one large pizza and get one large pizza free (it basically pays for itself after you buy one pizza). The card can be used to purchase multiple pizzas at one time (there is no limit), and it can be used an unlimited amount of times until the expiration date. The card works in the following Georgia counties: Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Carroll, Douglas, Clayton, Dekalb, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Spalding, Rockdale, Gilmer, Newton, Muscogee, Miller, Decatur, Grady, Lowndes, Thomas, Forsyth, Dawson, and Cherokee. For further details and/or to schedule your fundraiser, contact Platinum Fundraising at 866-252-6103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personalized Coffee – Sell bags of coffee personalized with your logo or the SOGA logo for $10 and make a profit of $4/bag. For more information, please see the attached flyer. For further details and/or to schedule your fundraiser, contact Jacob Akers at 406-671-2335 or email@example.com
Cozzzy Comfy – Sell 1200 thread count sheets for $40 a set and make a profit of $10/set. They will create a customized order form with your logo and assist in the entire process at no cost to you. For more information, contact Candis Pittman-Hamilton at (770) 355-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
World’s Finest Chocolate Bars and Other Fundraisers - http://www.allstarfundraising.com
Recycling Fundraisers – http://www.terracycle.net/brigades/
Fundraising Authorization Forms
Please remember that a fundraising authorization form must be completed at least 30 days prior to any event/revenue generating activity and before any activities associated with that event can take place (this includes marketing/pr).
A fundraising authorization form needs to be completed even if it is another organization/business that is hosting the event and you are just the beneficiary (i.e., golf tournament).
Click for the Fundraising Authorization Form in WORD Format
Click for the Fundraising Authorization Form in PDF Format
Fundraising Materials Available through the State Office:
Please contact Susan Skolnick for any questions, or for additional information regarding fundraising at Susan.Skolnick@specialolympicsga.org or 770-414-9390, ext. 111