Ways To Donate

Your Support Directly Helps Athletes with Disabilities Expand their World

Donations to World T.E.A.M. provides critical assistance to persons living with disabilities through exceptional sporting and outdoor activities across the United States and worldwide. Participating athletes at our programs include men, women and children with disabilities ranging from blindness to paralysis to developmental disabilities to Post-Traumatic Stress and amputation. Since 1993, thousands of injured veterans, civilians, active-duty military personnel and individuals with disabilities through birth, accident or illness have participated in our many programs. Significantly, our programs always include able-bodied persons to create strong teamwork and increase awareness of the challenges disabled athletes face in their daily lives.

A giant flag at Gettysburg Links.
A giant flag greeted Face of America riders at the Gettysburg Links in 2015.

Nearly 90 percent of all income to our non-profit organization is applied directly to athlete participation at our inclusive sporting programs. Through these programs, World T.E.A.M. covers expenses for most transportation, food, lodging, equipment and clothing for our participating adaptive athletes. Able-bodied athletes also benefit from our strong program support, through well-staffed support teams and satisfying meals to high quality clothing and special activities.

Support has helped World T.E.A.M. create inclusive cycling challenges, mountain climbs of high peaks worldwide, water sports adventures including rafting and kayaking, snow sports activities and team sports.

Your donation will help World T.E.A.M. create and direct additional sporting programs in the coming years, providing needed opportunities for greater numbers of adaptive military veterans, children with disabilities and the developmentally- and physically-disabled to actively participate.

Your Donation Makes a Difference

Rafting at the Challenge on the Colorado River.
A team descends the Colorado River near State Bridge, Colorado during the 2017 Adventure Team Challenge Colorado. World T.E.A.M. photograph by Russell Lawry and Mike Barry.

You can make your donation to our non-profit organization through several options. Please review the information below and choose the option that is most comfortable and convenient to you. For additional information regarding donations, please visit our Donation FAQ.

If you intend to donate to a particular individual or team participating in a World T.E.A.M. program, please donate directly through that program’s specific fundraising site. Visit our Programs page for a full listing of our current inclusive programs.

>> Visit our secure donation site for our Face of America Gettysburg cycling challenge (May 3-5, 2019).

For more information or for assistance with questions you might have regarding donations, feel free to contact us toll-free at 855-987-8326 or write us.

Donate Online

You can donate to World T.E.A.M.‘s general support fund through our secure online account using your credit card. If you choose, your donation can be a recurring monthly gift for the term of your choosing. Donations through our online service will be applied directly to our World T.E.A.M. general account. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation upon completion of your transaction. This email is also your receipt for tax purposes. If you do not receive this email confirmation, please contact us.

Donate by PayPal

World T.E.A.M. accepts donations through PayPal.

Donate by Telephone

If you would like to make your gift by credit or debit card and prefer to call in your card information, please call toll-free at 855-987-8326 x 7 (Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

Donate by Mail or by Fax

  1. Download, print and complete for mailing our Donation Form [Word Format] [PDF Format]
  2. Make your check or money order payable to World T.E.A.M. Sports
  3. Please ask if your employer will match your gift
  4. Mail your Donation Form with your check or money order to:

World T.E.A.M.
Attn: Finance Office
4250 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ste 420 E
Holbrook, NY 11741-4020

If you include your email address with your donation, you will receive a receipt by email at the time of processing your payment. If you do not include a current email address, and your donation is $500 or greater, you will receive a receipt by mail in January or February of the following year for tax purposes. If you do not receive this letter, please contact our finance office.

You may also fax your completed donation form using our toll-free fax number: 855-288-3377.

Donate through AmazonSmile Purchases

Donate to World T.E.A.M. by making purchases through the AmazonSmile website. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, same prices, same service. Support World T.E.A.M. by selecting our non-profit organization and shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Donate through Giving Assistant Purchases

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. Check with your company’s Personnel or Human Resources Department to find out if your company will match your contribution. Once you have determined that your company matches donations made to World T.E.A.M., obtain and complete the appropriate corporate form and send it with a copy of your donation or receipt to:

World T.E.A.M.
Attn: Finance Office
4250 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ste 420 E
Holbrook, NY 11741-4020

Securities

Donating stock, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated may be a way for you to support World T.E.A.M. that also has a tax benefit to you. You can receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities as well as avoid the capital gains taxes that you would owe if you sold these securities.

For questions regarding the tax or legal aspects of your donation, we recommend that you contact your legal or tax adviser.

Planned Giving

You may choose to support World T.E.A.M. by making a provision in your estate plan. Gifts from an estate to World T.E.A.M. are free of federal estate taxes. Certain types of gifts allow you to give property to World T.E.A.M. without being subject to gift taxation. Other provisions include traditional bequests of property in a will or including World T.E.A.M. as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Gifts of cash, securities, personal, and real property – such as your home – are all possible under the plans described above. You may also choose to add World T.E.A.M. as a current or deferred beneficiary of an IRA or 401k.

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to make a donation to World T.E.A.M. Sports but these are complex transactions with legal and tax consequences. We strongly recommend that you contact your legal or tax adviser to create such gifts.

If you do make a bequest to World T.E.A.M., please inform us so that we can acknowledge your gift.