Ways To Give

Ways To Give

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Why Support SOLA?

Special Olympics is one of the world’s most recognized and respected charities, dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive, and respected members of society through sports training and competitions.

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Families are impacted by Special Olympics

83% of every dollar goes to programming

Contact Your Development Team To Give

April Taylor

Vice President of Development & Marketing

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Taylor Watts

Dir. of Corporate & Community Partnerships

Baton Rouge & Lafayette Regions
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Martha Schubert

Dir. of Corporate & Community Partnerships

GNO & Northshore Regions
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Lindsey Silva

Special Events

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Craig Oser

Director of Marketing & Digital

Statewide Region
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A Smart Investment

Special Olympics Louisiana is honored to work with committed corporations and foundations who are passionate about the impact their philanthropic investments can make.

We Can’t Do It Without You!

Our athletes participate all year long in a variety of sports and health screenings at no cost to them 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.  

Many employers offer payroll deduction contributions to charities. It is easy to support Special Olympics Louisiana at your workplace by giving through Employee Giving Programs.


We Can’t Do It Without You!

Our athletes participate all year long in a variety of sports and health screenings at no cost to them or their families. To learn more, contact your company’s HR department, or reach out to one of our staff.

Looking for an out-of-the-box way to support Special Olympics Louisiana? Here are some additional ideas:

  • A Value In-Kind donation is a non-cash gift made to a nonprofit organization, including goods, services, time, and expertise. Individuals, corporations, and businesses can all make in-kind donations. Examples may include venue space, meals, specialized volunteer time, and much more.
  • Auction items. Donate items for use in our annual auctions. Several items are useful as auction items, including tickets, experiences, gift boxes, and more! If you know of an organization or business that may want to support us in this way, have them contact us!
  • Share your special day. Celebrating a birthday, wedding, or another special occasion? Your fundraiser for Special Olympics Louisiana will help us change lives by getting more athletes off the sidelines and onto the playing field. 100% of funds raised through a Facebook campaign come to Special Olympics Louisiana. Contact us for more info.
  • Stock Donations. Consider the tax benefits of a stock transfer to Special Olympics Louisiana. Your tax or legal advisor can provide you with the specifics and financial implications of this giving option. For additional information, contact us at 800-345-6644 or email laso@laso.org.
  • Special Olympics Louisiana License Plate. You can support us by having an official Special Olympics Louisiana license plate! Visit the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and search for “Louisiana Special Olympics” under the Special Interest category.
  • Special Olympics Louisiana Yard Signs. Show your SOLA Pride and purchase a SOLA Yard Sign! There are two options available and will support our local training program. Click here to purchase.  Click here to purchase.
  • Donate your car. Now you can donate your used car to Special Olympics and our athlete will benefit! Click here to get started or call 888-828-0022 with any questions.

Donate a Car to Special Olympics

​Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Louisiana offers sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports to over 12,000 athletes. Your Special Olympics Louisiana car donation will help athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life.

How to Donate Your Car

  1. Complete the donation form online or over the phone at (888) 828-0022. We’ll ask for some information about your vehicle and where it will be picked up.
  2. A local towing agent will reach out to you within two to three business days to schedule a pickup time most convenient for you.
  3. After your car is sold, you’ll receive an email that contains a tax receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of vehicles can I donate?
Special Olympics Louisiana accepts almost all running and non-functioning car donations. Vehicles such as trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, planes, heavy machinery, trailers and RV’s are accepted on a case-by-case basis. You’ll need to have a clear title in order to complete your vehicle donation. The vehicle should have at least three inflated tires and be in a tow-accessible location, such as a driveway or on the street. If you have questions about a vehicle you’d like to donate, call us at (888) 828-0022 
How do I transfer a car title in Louisiana?
You will transfer your title by writing the name of our authorized agent, Advanced Remarketing Services, in the buyer/purchaser field. Please print and sign your name in the seller/owner field exactly as it appears on the front of the title. If you’re not sure where to sign, call our processing center at (888) 828-0022 and a customer service representative will walk you through the process.

Do Louisiana titles have to be notarized?

The state of Louisiana requires your title to be notarized in order for the transaction to be valid. Print and sign your name as the seller in the presence of a notary. Your title can be notarized at most banks or at your local city hall.

How much money will Special Olympics receive from my car donation?

Our trusted partners at Advanced Remarketing Services return 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale of your car back to Special Olympics, the highest of any vehicle donation program!

Does my car donation qualify for a tax deduction?

Yes, you may be eligible for a tax benefit. Within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle, you will receive an email which contains a tax receipt for your car donation. If your car sold for over $500, you can claim the full selling price on your taxes. If it sold for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $499. Please consult with your tax advisor on the best way to claim your car donation tax deduction.

For answers to more Special Olympics Louisiana car donation questions, view our full FAQ page or call us at (888) 828-0022.

Contact and Help

Too often, people with intellectual disabilities still hear “No, you can’t.” Special Olympics athletes can say with confidence “Yes, we can!” 

When you include a gift to Special Olympics in your will or living trust, or by beneficiary designation, you help ensure that all people with intellectual disabilities can lead, thrive, and be valued for who they are. Today, millions of people around the world are part of a worldwide movement that celebrates the strength of differences. But for every person with intellectual disabilities who participates in the United States, there are at least 12 more waiting to get in the game. Because of you, Special Olympics offers a lifetime of participation.

Learn more about our year-round programs:

Special Olympics Louisiana 46 Louis Prima Drive, Suite A
Covington, LA 70433
(866) 690-3951
EIN: 72-0706608

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