Teri Johnson wrote -
Join us in celebrating and promoting the understanding and acceptance of all people with Down syndrome! We are thrilled to host our first Buddy Walk and look forward to seeing you there!
In addition to celebrating our loved ones, we also hope to raise funds for some exciting new projects in the FM area. First, we are hoping to bring iCan Shine to the area. iCan Shine is a program that helps individuals with disabilities learn to ride a bike. This program has never been held in the FM area and would reach kids and adults with various disabilities.
Our primary long-term goal is to bring a Gigi's Playhouse to the area. Gigi's is an enrichment center offering educational and social opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome. See www.gigisplayhouse.org for more details. Bringing a Gigi's playhouse to our area would be truly life-changing for individuals with Down syndrome in our community. We are so excited about this opportunity and hope to have a center open as soon as possible!
Thank you for your support and we look forward to having you join us in October!
**Up With Downs non-profit status is pending. We are continuing to work with Arc West Central to ensure that your donation is tax-deductible.**