We wanted to take a moment to pause, give thanks and share our appreciation. We are thankful for each of you and how you have showed up and strengthened our community all year long. 2020 has proved a challenge for most, and yet we can still find moments of gratitude. Read on for updates and ways we can give back to each other this holiday season.
Giving Thanks in 2020
Click here for a special Thanksgiving greeting from DSAA Board Members.
Shop & Support
Holiday shopping underway or wrapping it up? Remember to use Amazon Smile where 0.5% of eligible purchases is donated to DSAA. Simply choose "Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta" as the charity or use this link. Every penny helps!
Giving Tuesday, December 1st
Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity. Join the movement and give to DSAA - of your time, your voice or a donation.
Donate today! Every amount makes a difference:
$10 buys a book for the parents of a new infant with DS
$25 buys gift cards for families with children in the hospital
$100 helps an adult with DS get bailed out of jail (yes it can happen!)
$1,000 pays for 2 holiday parties for families and adults
$5,000 Let’s talk!
Are you or a family in the local DS community in need of assistance this holiday season? We want to help! Fill out this confidential form to request funds to pay bills, buy food and clothes or holiday gifts for your family. Requests must be received by December 15th. Limited funds available; amount awarded will be dependent on number of requests received.
Be inspired all year long and order a DSAA calendar! Each month will feature a local adult or child with Down syndrome, highlighting their hopes and dreams for the future. At $21 each, it makes a great gift!
Holiday Party Cancelled
The annual holiday party and dance are cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. We hope to see everyone's smiling faces in person next year.
Thank you in advance for your support on Giving Tuesday and all year! We wish you a joy-filled holiday season.
A Live Broadcast to Celebrate You!
Set a reminder and join us this Saturday, October 31st at 10:30 am EST to view a live celebration of the 2020 Virtual Buddy Walk, Expanding Our World. We will showcase the awesome teams and their virtual walks held throughout October, announce 2020 Awards, highlight the year in review and enjoy a fun show for the family. You don't want to miss this!
Bid on Original Artwork by Candidly Kind!
We are auctioning off an original Grace Key painting! Grace is an entrepreneur, designer and the owner of Candidly Kind. She graciously designed the t-shirt for the 2020 Atlanta Buddy Walk and we could not be more proud of the work she is doing for the DS community. The auction opens today and closes 11/1 at 12am midnight (Saturday night). Start bidding now and good luck!