By signing up to take the plunge you're helping Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
To ensure SONH can continue to support its athletes, each Plunger needs to raise a minimum of $250 to participate.
The more you raise, the more you get!
Check out this year's incentives here.
The fastest and easiest way to raise money is by creating your own fundraising web page. When you register online for the Plunge, you will be prompted to make your own fundraising page. Customize your page and send it to everyone you know through email and social media.
Donors can use a credit card to donate directly to your Plunge on your fundraising page. All donors will receive an email that includes a receipt for their tax-deductible donation.
You can also collect donations by cash and check and hand them in to any New Hampshire TD Bank. Checks should be made payable to “SONH.” Cash donations should be recorded on the cash donor record form. All cash and check donors will be mailed (or emailed) an acknowledgment of their tax-deductible donation. For details on how you can hand in your cash and check donation, please check out the 'How do I hand in my cash and check donation?' section of our FAQs.
- Set a goal and reach it in manageable steps
- Encourage your donors to ask their employers about matching gifts.
- Set up your email signature to include a link to your fundraising page.
- If you don’t get an answer the first time you ask, ask again! Many times people mean to donate, but they don’t get around to it. Friendly reminder emails, progress updates, etc., help to nudge the process along. It is also helpful to remind people of the event date and by when you need to collect all donations.
- Remind people why you Plunge. Winter Water Sports are the single largest revenue stream for Special Olympics New Hampshire!
Raise $750 in just one week
|1||Support yourself by paying the registration fee||$50|
|2||Ask four family members to donate $50 each||$200|
|3||Ask five co-workers to donate $10 each||$50|
|4||Ask your employer for a company donation||$100|
|5||Ask five neighbors to donate $10 each||$50|
|6||Ask ten friends to donate $25 each||$250|
|7||Ask five people from social media to donate $10 each||$50|