• About Us

    To: Friends of Thumbuddy Special I just wanted to send a little information to you about the group Thumbuddy Special. Thumbuddy Special is a non-profit organization that was started over 16 years ago by a group of special education teachers and therapists who had a vision to fill a void in our field. We needed […]

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    Want to make a donation to Thumbuddy Special? First, let us thank you for your thoughtful donation! Click below to donate online:  Or Send checks to: Thumbuddy Special P.O. Box 145 Downers Grove, IL 60515 Thank you!

  • Contact Us

    If you would like to get in contact with us please leave a comment on any of our pages or you can mail us at: Thumbuddy Special P.O. Box 145 Downers Grove, IL 60515 We would love to hear your story!

2018 Spring Newsletter

by Tim in Equipment, Events, Letter, News Letter, Pictures, Thank You, Video

SAVE THE DATE- Thumbuddy Special Golf Outing will be July 20th! Spring Happy Hour… Everyone had a wonderful time at the Trivia and Bags Spring Fundraiser! Thumbuddy Special awarded over $12,000 in summer camp scholarships! All kids have the right to have fun!!           Sher Love Van Program was delighted to […]

2018 Golf Outing

by Tim in Events, Pictures, Uncategorized

Save the date…Golf Outing on Friday, July 20th. If you are not a golfer and would like to join us for a special evening of awards and laughs, please join us for a delicious dinner celebration.  

NEW VENUE for March 3rd event!

by Tim in Events

NEW location for our “Spring has Sprung” fundraiser! We are so thankful for Carlucci’s commitment and generosity to the children of Thumbuddy Special over the years! Unfortunately, they will be closing this week. With this sudden news, we have moved our March 3rd “Spring has Sprung” fundraiser to the Glendale Heights Golf Course. We still […]

Polar Express 2017

Polar Express 2017

by Tim in Events, holiday, Pictures, Thank You

Our Christmas Season, which seems so long ago, was a huge success! The Polar Express with the WSSRA was a blast. The children were thrilled with all the presents from Santa (Quinn Connelly). Over 100 families were assisted through our Wrapping Party, where 18 social workers chose gifts for their families in need. Our 2 […]

Sher Love Van Program

Sher Love Van Program

by Tim in Equipment, holiday

Happy Valentines Day… Sher Love is in the Air! Currently, Thumbuddy Special is working on accessible vans for Bettie, a 10 year old child with Cerebral Palsy and Jose, an 11 year old boy with Muscular Dystrophy. Our Sher Love Van Program is up and running. We will keep you posted when all logistics are ironed out.