Give a Toonie Share a Dream

Amy Van Impe is not only a Special Olympics athlete, but also an advocate. Amy competes in multiple sports, (swimming is her favourite), speaks at the local Women’s Probus Club and works at Staples, where she welcomes customers with her infectious smile. Amy helps promote the Give a Toonie. Share a Dream. campaign every year, because she loves to share what Special Olympics means to her. “Special Olympics has changed my life in so many ways. I am more confident and able to deal with situations in a positive manner,” said Amy. “I have made many new friends and even met my future husband. My participation in Special Olympics sports has given me hope that my future will be wonderful.”
Amy Van Impe, Special Olympics Athlete
Andrew Beauchesne became a full-time Staples associate in 2008 and regularly volunteers during the store’s Give a Toonie. Share a Dream. campaign. Each year, Andrew sets up a Special Olympics table in his store to display his medals, educate customers about Special Olympics and encourage them to get involved and donate to the campaign. In his spare time, Andrew participates in several Special Olympics sports: basketball, floor hockey, track and field, soccer and curling. He also volunteers in the library at his local elementary school.
Andrew Beauchesne, Special Olympics Athlete and Staples Associate
Roshan Gosal has been volunteering with Special Olympics British Columbia since he was in grade 10. Six years later, not only is he still a soccer and swim coach, but he also volunteers as a Community Outreach Coordinator, Youth with Special Olympics BC, which is where he works to recruit other youth into the movement. Gosal was hooked after his first practice with Special Olympics athletes “the environment itself is so genuine and everybody is there because they want to make an impact,” he said. “That’s why I would rather immerse myself in everything I can in the organization and be as influential as possible, because it’s just something I really enjoy.”
Roshan Gosal, Special Olympics Volunteer
Staples Canada is a proud supporter of Special Olympics Canada for over 20 years. Give new opportunities to children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability. Support the campaign by adding one of the donation options to your purchase today online or in-store from April 27 to May 27, 2019.

* Donations over $20 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt from Special Olympics Canada. Click here for the receipt.

Did you know Special Olympics Canada is…?

  • Empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to build the strength, determination and confidence to take on any challenge in sport and in life.
  • Is a grassroots organization providing world-class community programs to people with intellectual disabilities in communities across Canada.
  • Offers programs for all ages (children, youth and adults) and abilities.
  • Operates out of sports clubs in 12 provincial and territorial Chapters.