• 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!

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 […]

Spring is in the air!

Spring is in the air!

by Tim in Equipment, Events, Pictures, Thank You

Thumbuddy Special Happy Hour and Bag Tourney Coming Soon! On April 15th we are hosting a Happy Hour and Bags Tournament in Berwyn, for all our near west side supporters!  Last year we had a blast! Click here to review the flyer for more information! Josh and Caleb’s family will be there, and they are 2 […]

Carlucci’s 2016 Fundraiser

by Tim in Events

Saturday, March 5th, 2016 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 appetizers. Live Band: The Joyce Boys Playing […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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

We hope everyone’s Holidays were enjoyable. We want to extend a very Big Thank You and LOTS of LOVE for all your support over the past Christmas Season. We have been quite busy…. The Polar Express offered a magical ride with Santa for a host of children and their families! The Wrapping Party was quite the achievement- […]

Happy Fall

Happy Fall

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

Thumbuddy Special- challenging YOU to help us “Fill the Basket”! Friends of Thumbuddy Special!  Happy Fall! Summer flew by and Thumbuddy Special was busy at work making sure lots of kids enjoyed their time in the sun.4 children spent their summer riding their new adapted bikes!For the first time, Josh, Amaya, Colson, and Gabe have […]