Charity Miles


What is Charity Miles?
A free smart phone app, Charity Miles tracks exercise milage while allowing users to raise money for charities. Cyclists earn 10 cents per mile while walkers and runners can earn 25 cents a mile!

How to Use the Charity Miles App:
Compatible for iPhone and Android, users can download the free Charity Miles app from the App Store. Once users log in, they will swipe until they find the Special Olympics logo and then select as charity of choice. Users then select their type of exercise depending if they are walking, running, or cycling, and then click “Start.” After logging exercise mileage, users can post their work out details to Facebook and Twitter to show how much they’ve raised for Special Olympics!

Support Special Olympics athletes every time you run, walk, or cycle by downloading the free Charity Miles app TODAY!

Happy Friday!

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” -Wilferd a. peterson

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Knights for a Good Cause

Longtime Special Olympics partners Knights of Columbus produced a great video during a flag football clinic the Knights and Indianapolis Colts hosted during the NFL Combine event in Indianapolis.

Support US with a SMILE

Amazon.com has an initiative called Amazon Smile, which allows you to support your favorite charity with every purchase online. When you go to smile.amazon.com it will ask you to login to your amazon account and then choose your favorite charity organization. If you type in Special Olympics Louisiana and search, a “Special Olympics Louisiana, Inc” will pop up.Once you have selected your charity, it automatically adds it to your profile and EVERY purchase you make sends 0.5% of that purchase to your charity.

If you make an Amazon purchase between now through March 31st, Amazon will donate an additional $5.00 to Special Olympics Louisiana.

Check it out today and support our athletes all year long with a smile! 🙂

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Foam + Mud = Special Olympics

We are excited to once 2014 5K Foam Festagain be the Charity of Choice for the Baton Rouge 5K Foam Fest! Last year there were tons of brave souls who dashed through the mud and foam for a great time and a great cause! Sign up today before the prices go up! View the website for more information.

 

48 hours left to 2013

Time is running out to make your 2013 tax-deductible gift to Special Olympics Louisiana. And with less than 48 hours to go, the stakes just got higher.

We’ve written you about the exciting challenge issued by our partner Finish Line – through midnight tomorrow, they will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to a campaign total of $250,000.

Every dollar we raise matters. Additional support means more trainings and competitions, more joy and confidence, and more athletes in the swimming lanes, on the soccer fields, and on the running tracks. Please help us stretch a little further to meet this challenge head on.

Double the Impact

For every one athleteEvery day athletes are beating their personal bests, shattering stereotypes, defying low expectations, and building confidence and skills to succeed in sports and in life.

With your help, they’ll leave the sidelines. They’ll be champions. They’ll show people near and far what they’re capable of. They’ll open hearts and minds.

Give today and double the impact of your donation. Your $1 will be matched and turned into $2!

Finish 2013 with Finish Line

Finish LineFor the second year in a row, Finish Line, a leading athletic shoe retailer has chosen Special Olympics to be one of the beneficiaries of the Finish Line Youth Foundation’s in-store and online holiday customer and employee donation campaign. This campaign is being held in Finish Line stores nationwide from November 1 – December 31, 2013.  The first $1 million raised will be donated to Special Olympics. Read more

Visit Finish Line’s website

Shop with a Smile

Amazon SmileAmazon.com has launched a new initiative called Amazon Smile, which allows you to support your favorite charity with every purchase online. When you go to smile.amazon.com it will ask you to login to your amazon account and then choose your favorite charity organization. If you type in Special Olympics and search, a number of options will pop up including “Special Olympics Inc” and a number of state Programs that you can choose to support.

Once you have selected your charity, it automatically adds it to your profile and EVERY purchase you make sends 0.5% of that purchase to your charity. Just in time for the holidays – check it out today and support our athletes all year long!

Running for a Cause

Are you an avid runner?  Do you walk a bunch durin g the day either for your job or school?  Do you want to support Special Olympics in a fun way?!  If you answered yes to any of these, then Charity Miles is for you! Check out the website and sign up today.  You can also download the app in the App Store or Android Market.  Be sure to pick Special Olympics as your charity of choice!

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