ZipUp is America’s first grassroots viral drive to spread
awareness and support for the inclusion of people with special needs.

We believe that to change how people perceive disabilities,
we must start focusing on what we all share and not how we differ:
Our common ground is our ability to feel.
It is our heart, our humanity.
So join us and proclaim it with your own Zip Up.

Wear it with pride

And let your heart speak

1-Year Goal
We’re aiming for
1 million ZipUps
worn nationwide
within 12 months.
1 PEOPLE Goal
We aim to make Zip Up
for Special Needs, the offical
awareness project
for national disability advocacy.

OUR ZIP UPS WILL BE EVERYWHERE.

The iconic heart-shaped zipper pull will be a great conversation starter,
creating an instant bond between people of all abilities and walks of life.
With your help, our Zip Ups will be everywhere.

IT BELONGS
Zippers are everywhere:
your coats, jackets,
sweaters, gym bags,
knapsacks and purses.
The zipper pull goes
anywhere you do.
IT CONNECTS
When you zip up,
the zipper pull
brings two parts together
and makes them into one
functional whole.
That’s our message.
IT DOES
The zipper pull is no
abstract trinket. You actively use
it dozens of times every day.
So you’re not only
a wearer,
but also a doer.

The ball is in your court.

kick-start a revolution.

Zip Up for Special Needs was first launched as a campaign on the
popular Kickstarter platform. We chose that route because, from the
get-go, we viewed Zip Up as a national-scale awareness drive.

So when you make your pledge today and wear the zipper pull for years
to come, you join forces with millions of your fellow Americans that are
partaking in this heartwarming initiative.

Follow Our Example

When the many band together, the impact is indelible. Hand in hand, we stand the chance of enacting real, lasting change. So join these trailblazers, the committed supporters of the few and the special. Because the more that do, the more can be done. And achieved.

YOU CAN DO MORE.

bECOME AN AMBASSADOR
Put your business or
organization name
next to the Zip Up cause
and help promote
our message.
source our zip ups
Order our zipper pulls
in bulk and sell them
to others who care.
Or hand them out
at your next event.
MAKE THE CONNECTION
Use the power of
your online presence
and social network popularity
to link back to
ZipUpForSpecialNeeds.com.
THE SMILE CHALLENGE
Send us your photo or video of you sharing your smile with someone that has special needs or a disability and we will help spread your smile!
Submit your smile to
smile@letszipup.com today!
Contact Us
  • main office
    718-233-2953
    212-500-3376
  • Address
    2231 78th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11214
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