2013 DLO PROJECT FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS Jan 10, 2013 23:47:47 GMT 10
Post by thebraff (Braffy) on Jan 10, 2013 23:47:47 GMT 10
2013 DLO BIRTHDAY PROJECT for SPECIAL OLYMPICS AUSTRALIA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAMIEN!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAMIEN!!
Welcome to the 2013 DLO Birthday Project, now celebrating the 7th time DLO has supported the Special Olympics Australia at this time of year in honour of Damien’s birthday!
The idea for our project is a gesture from us to celebrate and honour Damien’s birthday each year. Direct contributions are made by those who wish to participate to the Special Olympics Australia organisation - for which Damien is a Special Ambassador.
This year we are breaking with tradition and still supporting the Special Olympics but sponsoring The Kids Size Living /Two Mums and A Mountain / Katherine D'costa and Eileen Stapleton Team in their quest to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
This team is of special interest to Damien
Your contributions go directly to the Special Olympics - no money is handled by anyone at the forum, and all contributions receive an official receipt and are tax deductible.
Over the past six years, DLO has raised over $10,000.00 for the Special Olympics via this project alone, and members here have also volunteered and participated in other activities and fundraising events for the SO.
Our first project helped to raise funds to support the SO athletes attend the 2007 World Games in Shanghai and in 2011 our project helped support the fundraising for the SO athletes to attend the World Games in Athens!
*Team Logo design by Mysterri
How to Take Part in the Project
You can click here or use this url direct link to the donation page!
Once on the page, simply click on the “Sponsor Me” button on the right or the “Make a Donation” link on the left.
The option is available when making your donation on the SO’s page to use a full name, screen name or simply donate anonymously, with your name selection to appear on the donation page.
Contacting the SO
This year our personal contact at the SO is:
Karla Hepburn, E-marketing & Fundraising Coordinator
Phone: 02 8116 9843 Email: [email protected]
Please contact Karla should you have any enquiries about the donations, fundraising, privacy, tax matters, or if you have any difficulties using the site or any other specific SO related matters.
Please refer to the terms and conditions on www.specialolympics.com.au before making your donations.
What is the procedure to donate if people don’t wish to donate online? For phone, cheque?
•Credit card is preferred by the SO, either online or over the phone
•Via phone please contact Karla Hepburn from the SO direct on (02) 8116 9843
•Alternatively, to sponsor/donate by cheque:
Please mail cheques to:
Special Olympics Australia
PO Box 62
Concord West NSW 2138
and state on the back of the chq that it is for the Kids Size Living Team Two Mums and a Mountain D'Costa and Stapleton
As the project progresses, you may like to plan a fundraising morning tea, hobby group, friends' gathering etc to make a group donation. In that case please also review the SO's fundraising guidelines and/or refer to Karla Hepburn with any queries. It would be fantastic to read about any events held here in this thread!
A little quote here from the SO website about the very important service they provide, which your support will help continue:
Special Olympics is a worldwide movement that inspires people with an intellectual disability to reach their personal best through regular sport and competition.
It is not a single event and it is not just for the elite.
Instead Special Olympics volunteers provide sports opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability regardless of their skills, and they do this every week in communities right across Australia.
While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a family. Whatever their motivation, we cater for them by providing meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.
People with an intellectual disability are often ridiculed, misunderstood, isolated or simply ignored. Yet, with the understanding and support of Special Olympics they discover the skills that allow them to improve their health, develop self-confidence and bring joy to themselves, their families and their community.
You can help us give more people with an intellectual disability a chance to achieve their personal best. Learn more about Special Olympics, be inspired by our athletes or best of all, get involved!
THANK YOU in advance for your support again this year for the project for the SO, anyone who has met any of the athletes or is connected with the SO knows exactly how much your support means to them!