Special Occasion Giving

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Donations to the ABTA are often made in celebration of loved ones and special events – a birthday, wedding, holiday, or “just because”.  Donors may choose to honor a friend or family member with a contribution to the ABTA rather than a physical gift for these occasions. Similarly, some people opt to start a campaign to collect donations in lieu of gifts when a special event approaches.


For example:

  • Request donations in lieu of birthday gifts
  • Request donations in lieu of wedding gifts
  • Make a donation to the ABTA in lieu of wedding favors for your guests


Through our CareCampaign, supporters can create a personalized website – or “CarePage” to collect donations for their upcoming life event. Your CarePage can be customized with photos or a video, and text to share your story.  Each time a friend or family member donates to your CarePage, you will be notified via email. Visit the CareCampaign to set up your CarePage.


For those donating to the ABTA in lieu of wedding or party favors, ask about our favor card to pass out to your guests (preview below).


For questions about Special Occasion giving, contact Christine Fairbairn at cfairbairn@abta.org or 773-577-8782. 

*Note: if you are fundraising for the ABTA to celebrate your participation in an endurance event (e.g. a marathon or half marathon), check out Team Breakthrough, the ABTA’s endurance fundraising program.