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! 🙂

Amazon Smile

We need your vote!

Super Service ChallengeWe need your help winning a portion of $1,000,000! All you need is 2 seconds, a computer and 2 mouse clicks.

Funk Baby New Orleans & the Ritz Carlton New Orleans volunteered at our recent Special Olympics Louisiana events. They created a video about their volunteer experience and entered it into the Companies with a Mission Super Service Challenge. If selected, we could win a portion of a million dollars! To win we need your help in voting!

Click on the link below and choose one or both of the Louisiana videos, then click on the green box that says Vote. You can vote as many times as you would like. Voting ends Sunday, December 15th at midnight. Vote for the video here

Spread the message and thank you for voting!

Super Service Challenge is back!

Super Service ChallengeDoes your group help Special Olympics Louisiana? If yes, you could help us win a portion of $1,000,000 just by telling your story. The Super Service Challenge is back and wants groups (minimum of 3 people) to document volunteering with Special Olympics Louisiana. Volunteers can submit a powerpoint or video of their experience. That’s it, its that simple, so share with your friends and help Special Olympics Louisiana win money! Find out all the details here

Super Service Challenge – Vote

The Brees Dream Foundation and Companies With A Mission will give away $1,000,000 to the charities of the winning teams! Prizes for the charities will range between $2,000 – $25,000.

Special Olympics Louisiana is one of the charities in the running for this competition. So please do vote for us! Go to the website and search for Special Olympics and then vote. Voting ends on January 18th.

 

How do you make people smile?

May-Trainer with Special Olympics Arizona volleyball athletesTo celebrate World Smile Day on October 5, three-time gold medal winning Olympian Misty May-Treanor has teamed up with Orlando, the world capital of smiles, to gather smile-worthy photos from around the globe.

Whether it’s a signature dance move (like Misty’s infamous running man), a funny face or just an infectious smile, Visit Orlando is seeking creative photo submissions beginning on September 13 at Facebook.com/VisitOrlando. On World Smile Day, Misty’s favorite photos will be featured in a “Let’s See Your Smile” video.

For every video view on World Smile Day, Visit Orlando will make a donation to Special Olympics with the goal of providing $25,000 to support the organization’s global efforts to deliver 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 53,000 competitions throughout the year.

“A smile is the most universal symbol and as an athlete who has played all over the world, I’ve learned it’s often the best form of communication,” said Misty May-Treanor. “I love the idea of a destination like Orlando, which is notorious for making me and millions of people smile, bringing the world together through this universal symbol in celebration of World Smile Day.  Raising money for an important charity, Special Olympics, is even more to smile about.”

“As a top destination for family travel and the smile capital of the world, Orlando is known for providing experiences to more than 55 million visitors every year that strengthen relationships,” said Danielle Courtenay, chief marketing officer for Visit Orlando. “The partnership with Misty May-Treanor and Special Olympics for World Smile Day is our way of harnessing the joy, happiness and fun of the smiles we’ve become accustomed to seeing in Orlando.  We’re now inviting the world to join us to smile together in celebration of World Smile Day.”

Photo submissions will be accepted until October 1 on VisitOrlando.com/Facebook. On World Smile Day, October 5, the “Let’s See Your Smile” Video will be posted on VisitOrlando.com/Facebook. For every video view, Visit Orlando will donate $1 to Special Olympics up to $25,000.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Visit Orlando and Misty May-Treanor for this fun and positive celebration for World Smile Day,” said Amie Dugan, director of marketing and communications for Special Olympics North America.   “Misty and Orlando have long been advocates of Special Olympics and Misty truly inspires our Special Olympics athletes.”

 

Share the Love

Feel the pride of a champion!  Don’t forget to vote for Special Olympics every day through August 26.  You can make the difference and it only takes 2 seconds! Click the picture to vote!

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Just a few days left to vote for Special Olympics to become one of five charitable partners in the 2012 Subaru “Share the Love” event.  Voting ends August 26 and we need your help to be in the top two so we can participate in the Subaru “Share the Love” event later this year.  Don’t forget you can vote every day!  Last year, Special Olympics received $613,536 as part of this program. Vote now to help support our athletes! You DO NOT have to have a Facebook account to vote.