• 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!

Golf Outing 2017

by Tim in Equipment, Events, Thank You

Save this date! July 21, 2017 The 2017 Thumbuddy Special Golf Outing will be held at Bloomingdale Golf Club! We are excited to host this popular Thumbuddy Special event at a new golf course and we hope to save a cart for you and your foursome!     “Playing a round” with Thumbuddy Special helps […]

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

Happy Fall Thumbuddy Special

Happy Fall Thumbuddy Special

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

It is our busy time of the year. Our Moms Day Out Event is on November 6th. We could use your help with donations of pampering items for our Special Moms. Click here to see the attached flier for more information.Our Wrapping Party for our Needy Families will be on December 11th. Mark your calendars […]

Tee Up for Thumbuddy Special

by Tim in Equipment, Events, Pictures

Friends of Thumbuddy Special! Oh what a great day for a bike ride! This month we are awarding 6 children with Special Needs their first bike. Nothing is better than cruising down the street in your new shiny bike. For these children, this is the first bike ride that they feel like their peers. The […]