• 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 […]

  • Donate

    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!

Happy Fall

by Tim in Events, News Letter, Pictures, Uncategorized

Happy Fall Thumbuddy Special Supporters! Happy Thanksgiving from Thumbuddy Special! Our Moms Day Out was a HUGE success. We are grateful to all of our supporters who donated items for our pampering baskets, the ladies who donated their time for the makeup/hair and our friends at Carlucci Restaurant who provided the fabulous meal for our moms to […]

Summer Newsletter 2017

by Tim in Events, News Letter

What a morning for Thumbuddy Special! This was a dream come true for my vision of a cyclists group, Hearts and Sharks, sponsoring adapted bikes for children with special needs. Edwin and Fransisco were all smiles on their new bikes, as they raced the guys around the track. Here’s hoping we can get a few […]

Golf Outing 2017

by Tim in Equipment, Events, Thank You

Bloomingdale Golf Club 181 Glen Ellyn Road Bloomingdale Schedule of events: 1:00 shotgun start 6:30pm Dinner   Fee for golf and dinner is $150 per person Dinner only: $40 Raffle and silent auction items    For more information contact Mary Ellen Connelly 630-212-3419 jmeconnelly6@comcast.net Please RSVP by July 18th Feel free to send this attached flyer […]

Carlucci’s 2017 Fundraiser

by Tim in Events

THUMBUDDY SPECIAL’S WINTER IS ALMOST OVER PARTY Saturday, March 4th, 2017 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carlucci Restaurant 1801 Butterfield Rd Downers Grove Come join us for a fun night out while supporting the children of Thumbuddy Special!  Cost:  $55.00 in advance and $60.00 at the door. *Includes beer, house wine, soft drinks and  Fabulous […]

2016 Video Year in Review

by Tim in Equipment, Events, holiday, Video

Click the link to view a heartwarming video of Thumbuddy Special accomplishments for 2016 featuring our special buddies. https://youtu.be/YoSPM_-3R-E