Want to make a difference for the athletes of Special Olympics Kern County? Create your own Do It Yourself (DIY) fundraiser to benefit SOSC!

A DIY fundraiser is an individual or organization who donates their time, talent, and creativity to collect funds for Special Olympics Southern California through the support of their friends, family, and community in a variety of ways, with little or no SOSC staff involvement. DIY Fundraisers also act as ambassadors for our movement by spreading awareness and support of people with intellectual disabilities.

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How to Start Your Fundraiser

Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for tips of fundraising! If you are creating an event, please make sure your review the Fundraising Guidelines.

FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT

Step 1

Pick a Fundraising Theme &/or Event

Choose fundraising theme or event idea from the fundraising toolkit or create your own. Need more ideas or want to talk logisitics with our staff experts? Contact us at diy@sosc.org.

Step 2

Register & Create a Fundraising Page

After your register your fundraiser, editing a fundraising web page takes only a couple of minutes and can have a huge impact. Check out our fundraising toolkit for step-by-step instructions on how to set up your page.

Step 3

Get the Word Out & Promote Your Fundraiser

Let your friends and family know that Special Olympics is important to you. Learn some fundraising strategies from our fundraising toolkit.

How Your Fundraising Helps


Every dollar raised through your DIY fundraiser will help fund Special Olympics programs in your community. Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.

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