For 40 years Arizona communities have helped Special Olympic athletes realize their dreams through sports training and competition. Today, that dream extends to over 16,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. These are the real results for our competitors: as their dreams are realized, lives are changed through training and competition, but more importantly self-confidence is built, social competency is gained and self-esteem soars.
Special Olympics Arizona athletes are never charged for training or competition; all fees and expenses are fully covered through generous financial support from donors, sponsors and benefactors – people like you. Through your support the Special Olympics Arizona athlete is inspired to greatness. Donate to Special Olympics Arizona, and start changing lives today.
CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT
TARGET CIRCLE REWARDS
SOAZ is one of Target’s non-profit partners for the first quarter of 2021! Target Circle is a free loyalty and rewards program and it allows shoppers to earn cash back on Target purchases, find Target deals and give back to the community. Target shoppers are able to use votes they accrue to vote for one of Target’s partner non-profits and based on the amount of votes each non-profit receives, they will get the corresponding percentage of the grant money.
How To Vote:
- When you check out, scan your wallet barcode in the Target app, or enter your phone number to earn a vote.
- On the Target Circle app or online, go to “Voting”.
- In the upper-right hand corner, change your store (just in order to vote) to Tucson North and refresh your page.
- Find SOAZ and add the number of votes you want to allot to us.
- Click “Cast Votes”!
CARS DONATION PROGRAM
Call CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) at 1-855-500-RIDE or choose a nonprofit online and we’ll do the rest. Schedule a free pick up from anywhere in the US (and some areas of Canada).
Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier! Simply choose a nonprofit to donate to, give us a call, and our trained staff will guide you through the donation process.
Schedule the Vehicle Pick up
In some areas, we will have the ability to schedule the vehicle for pick up during your initial call. In all other cases CARS will contact you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time for pick up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call us toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433) as we may be able to make those arrangements. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to our sale location. You will be provided a Donation Receipt by the tow driver at the time of pick up.
The Donated Vehicle is Sold
We have sales locations where we evaluate each vehicle. When it is cost-effective, we make major and/or minor mechanical repairs. We use auction houses to sell the majority of our vehicles. On occasion we may receive a unique or specialty item for which we may use other means to sell the vehicle. Our goal is to ensure that the charity/nonprofit organization receives the maximum amount of money for each vehicle donation that they receive.
We Provide All Necessary Tax Deduction Receipts and Forms
Within 30 days of the sale of the donated vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. This may be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for $500 or less. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, we will mail you an additional receipt known as “IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” if your tax identification number has been provided.
Special Olympics Arizona serves more than 20,000 athletes annually right here in our state! With your support, we are able to provide athletic programs, uniforms, transportation, and food to children and adults in every neighborhood in the state!
Matching gifts are a great way to increase the impact of your support! Click here to see if your company matches donations to Special Olympics Arizona. When submitting your donation to your company, please be sure to indicate you want your matching gift to go to:
Special Olympics Arizona
2455 N. Citrus Rd. Bldg 64
Goodyear, AZ 85395
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN
Special Olympics Arizona as qualified for the 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and we’re listed in the Desert Southwest CFC Zone Charity List!
What is CFC is the 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) ? The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 58-year federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations. It is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. The funds raised each fall through this campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation, and throughout the world.
During the campaign, federal employees can choose from a list of thousands of vetted charities to support. The CFC makes it easy to Show Some Love to the causes you care about. Whether you care about youth development, military families, housing and shelter, or animal welfare, the CFC has a charity for any cause you want to support.
SIX REASONS TO GIVE THROUGH CFC
- The hard part is done. Thousands of charities are already vetted and approved for you to choose from.
- It’s so convenient. You can pledge via payroll deduction and spread your gift out over the course of the year.
- You choose your favorites. You can even support multiple charities in one pledge.
- It’s easy to renew. The secure online giving platform makes it easy to renew your gift each year.
- You can even volunteer. Don’t limit your giving! Extend your impact by pledging volunteer hours.
- We can have a BIG impact. Together we have a collective impact, supporting thousands of charities that depend on our generosity.
** info from https://www.desertsouthwestcfc.org/about
- If you have an Amazon account already, sign in at http://smile.amazon.com If you do not have an account, then click "New to Amazon" and create an account.
- Special Olympics Arizona.
- Let the spending begin!
- SIGN IN
- COMMUNITY REWARDS
- Log in to your Frys Food Account at https://www.frysfood.com/signin and go to "My Account."
- Go to "Community Rewards."
- Choose Special Olympics Arizona.
SOAZ LICENSE PLATE
CAUTION: This plate is hot!
The State of Arizona now offers license plates with Special Olympics Arizona branding and $17 from each $25 plate sold will benefit SOAZ programs.
Personalization available for an additional $25 annual fee.
Show your support for Special Olympics Arizona everywhere you drive.