Special Olympics of Southern California Teams With Nonprofitshoppingmall.com To Raise Funds For Its Athletes

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Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) went live with its new online fundraising tool to support the more than 12,000 Special Olympics athletes of Southern California. By simply shopping online through the nonprofitshoppingmall.com (NPSM) shopping portal located on the SOSC homepage, SOSC benefits from a new revenue source specifically designed to drive unrestricted funds into the organization's annual budget.

Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) went live with its new online fundraising tool to support the more than 12,000 Special Olympics athletes of Southern California. By simply shopping online through the nonprofitshoppingmall.com (NPSM) shopping portal located on the SOSC homepage, SOSC benefits from a new revenue source specifically designed to drive unrestricted funds into the organization's annual budget.

nonprofitshoppingmall.com (http://nonprofitshoppingmall.com) allows consumers to shop online for the things they would normally buy, from the brands they would normally choose, at the prices they would normally pay. The added benefit is that when a consumer purchases items through nonprofitshoppingmall.com on the SOSC homepage, they're also supporting Southern California's Special Olympics athletes with each and every purchase. It's safe, secure and easy -- the retailers listed on the site determine their contribution level. The amounts vary from retailer to retailer and are fully disclosed on the mall pages, along with a direct link to their sites. The amount noted represents the contribution the retailer makes to SOSC from each consumer purchase.

nonprofitshoppingmall.com features a wide variety of retailers like Target, Amazon, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Macys, PacSun, Staples, Office Depot and many others. This easy, user friendly shopping opportunity couldn't come at a better time, as the holiday season lies just ahead. Site visitors can choose from over 150 brand-name retailers featuring clothing and accessories, home and garden decor, travel deals, gifts for men, women and children, health and beauty products, pet supplies, sports gear and more. To view what's available and support Special Olympics Southern California, simply click on the nonprofitshoppingmall.com logo on the SOSC web site (http://sosc.org), have a list at hand and start shopping.

About Special Olympics Southern California
Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization. In Southern California, more than 12,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities participate in year-round sports training and competition, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics programs are offered at no cost to the athletes and their families.

Goals for the movement as a whole include: worldwide growth in the number of athletes from 2.5 million to 3 million by 2010; to promote global athlete leadership and dedicate the movement to empowerment and dignity, not to charity; and to change attitudes around the world about people with intellectual disabilities to emphasize potential, ability and acceptance.

About nonprofitshoppingmall.com
Nonprofitshoppingmall.com was created to help selected nonprofit organizations raise additional unrestricted funds via on line shopping at leading retailers. After working in special events and in the nonprofit arena for more than 20 years, President & Founder Corine Couwenberg became mindful that while much time and energy was allotted to producing events, running capital campaigns, cultivating both donor and sponsor relationships and grant writing, little was being done to mobilize a nonprofit's existing support base. By shopping through nonprofitshoppingmall.com, supporters become donors with each and every purchase they make.

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