World Down Syndrome Day

Join DSANV in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) on 3-21-2023! WDSD is an annual global event designed to “raise public awareness, promote inclusivity, encourage advocacy, and support the well-being of those living with Down syndrome.” DSANV is celebrating WDSD 2023 with fundraisers with businesses that embrace DSANV’s mission of inclusivity by supporting  the Down Syndrome community and hiring individuals with all abilities. This year we’re partnering with 3 + Heart Coffee and John’s Crazy Socks. Read about each fundraiser below


John, of John’s Crazy Socks, and his business partner and dad of John’s Crazy Socks, has been ‘Spreading Happiness’ one pair of socks at a time. John happens to have Down syndrome and over half of their employees have differing abilities. Use code DSNV23 at check out and receive a mystery gift and 10% of your sale will be donated back to DSANV!  

3 + Heart Coffee is offering an amazing promotion for DSANV in honor of World Down Syndrome Day: 

Day 20% off all items and a doubling of our per bag donation (to $2 per bag) directly back to DSANV. Details below.

Use Code: DSANV20% Discount: 20% off All Items with Code Expires: 3/21/2023. Click here to shop.

Take advantage of a 30% discount for the DSANV Spring Sprint 5K and Fun Run. Use these codes through 3/21:

5K Run / Walk: 23DSANV5KWDSD


Click here to register.

Combine eating delicious pizza and supporting DSANV on World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, You can order online using code MODGIVES20 or print out this flyer and go in person. 20% of sales will go back to DSANV.

Buy tickets for the 2023 DSANV WDSD Raffle. Check out the great prizes and buy tickets by clicking here.

Ticket prices:

1 Ticket for $5

5 Tickets for $20

10 Tickets for $30



Join the DSANV Book Club for an online/in person discussion about:


We’re reading Guion The Lion in honor of World Down Syndrome Day/

This activity will be online on March 14  from  7:00 – 8:00pm

Register here

Register and join Charlotte and Anna Fedewa. manager of public policy at NDSS/ Anna will discuss NDSS’s current intiatives. to benefit the Down Syndrome community.

Join a new social group:

We’re starting a social group, called Friendship Connection, for self-advocates, aged 13 and up. We would like the group to be a combination of fun social activities as well as offering opportunities for community service. We want to reach out to find other teens and adults who are interested in joining us. Click here to sign up. Our launch event is March 5 from 7:00 -8:00 PM . Join us for some fun games and discuss some ideas for this new group.


On 3/21 Leo Weeks, Wayne Weeks, and Heather Trammell will be speaking at a World Down Syndrome Day Celebration, starting at 4:30 pm, at St. John Neumann Parish in Reston. See Flyer. The DSANV community is welcome to attend. 

Businesses that support our Community

Sophia is a young lady with a passion for art, dancing, music, family, friends, and fun.  She also happens to have Down syndrome.  View her online shop here with prints for purchase..

March 21st is fast approaching and we can’t wait to show off our 3.21 gear and raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day. 💛💙
This girl is the inspiration for everything that we do at For Kids By Kids. Born with Down syndrome, there is nothing that holds her back from doing whatever she wants every day. Stubborn and opinionated, she’s a true 3 year old that keeps us on our toes every day!
She’s the reason why we created For Kids By Kids, with the goal to make our world a place where every child feels included! 🥰
Join us and let’s keep changing the world together! 🌎❤️
Shop link here. Order your 3.21 gear today!