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GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
This GivingTuesday DSDN will funnel all donations to support our Rockin' Family Fund (RFF). Raising a child with Down syndrome can bring some of life’s sweetest moments, as well as some very difficult ones, especially in the first few years. The team at DSDN supports and cares for expectant and new parents through every step - whether celebrating a new baby or showing support through a care card during an extended hospital stay. $32,100 fully funds our Rockin’ Family Fund, which provides gifts, memorials, care cards, scholarships and adoption grants to families.
When a new or expectant parent of a child with Ds joins our community: a warm welcome gift coupled with helpful information and resources—and a message of congratulations, possibility, and encouragement that’s so often otherwise missing from the experience.
When a child with Ds passes away: a special, personalized gift to commemorate and celebrate that child’s life, and remind parents that they are always a part of the Rockin’ Family.
When a child undergoes surgery or has an extended stay in the NICU: A card and care package to remind parents they’re not alone and promote community among all our member parents.
When a parent wants to learn or recharge: a scholarship to attend Ds-related educational and networking conferences, classes, or events. Winners must be a member of a DSDN online group with a rockin' child under 4 in the current calendar year to be eligible. Applications for the Rockin' Mom™ and Rockin' Dad™ retreats are now closed. Look for more information in early 2024 about next year's scholarships.
When a parent joins our community through adoption, we are able to help offset some costs through a grant awarded annually. Applications for the 2023 adoption grants are now closed. Look for more information in summer 2024 about next year's grants.