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

Fundraisers

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!  

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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.

Programs

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

GUION THE LION

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

This activity will be on March 11 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Register here

All In Person participants will meet at the

Service Source Building

10467 White Granite Ave.

Oakton, VA. 22124

All online participants will receive a login link.

Register and join Charlotte Woodward and Heather Sachs Policy & Advocacy Director from the National Down Syndrome Congress. Heather will be discussing engaging self-advocates in advocacy efforts, a perfect topic for World Down Syndrome Day. This discussion is part of the 2022 Advocacy Program.

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!