• 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!

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    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!

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.

Carlucci’s “Spring has Sprung”

by Tim in Events

Thumbuddy Special’s   “Spring has Sprung” Fundraiser! Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carlucci’s Restaurant 1801 Butterfield Rd Downers Grove (Butterfield Rd and 355) Join us for a fun night and support the children of Thumbuddy Special! Cost: $50.00 in advance/$55.00 at the door. *Includes beer, house wine, soft drinks and fabulous […]

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 […]