Hi, I decided to do something different for WDSD this year and created a fundraiser for kids with Down Syndrome with the TinySuperheroes. And you know, I talked to Maha about it and she didn't know them and you might not have heard about the organization either.
They empower kids with disabilities or with illnesses, kids who need to know how powerful and extraordinary they really are and how valuable, too. They do that by delivering a little superhero cape. Everyone can be nominated to get a cape, with that start a campaign and you try to raise some money to sponsor that cape. But, if a family doesn't raise any money at all they still get the cape anyway.
When my son had his heart surgery a friend of us created a campaign for my son with the TinySuperheroes and we not only got his cape, but we raised enough money to sponsor 11 other kids.
I thought you might want to look into the organization and Maha said, maybe you could post it on our local site so that other families of our group help with the fundraiser, too. And if they have not done yet, they can nominate their child for a cape.
The organization is called TinySuperheroes.
Attached is my son Felix' cape, by now we already earned a lot of patches that we get every month for free when we do a little challenge, like spreading hope to the community or happiness to the world.
Here is the campaign link:
And here is the link to the website:
The Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley, established by a group of parents in the 1980s, is a volunteer driven organization created for local families. We wish to see our children and adults with Down syndrome live fulfilling, empowered lives and strive to meet the individual needs of each family. Our mission is simply:
ThinkDIFFERENTLY - thinkdifferently.net
ThinkDIFFERENTLY is a call to action to create a supportive and welcoming environment for those living with special needs. Learn more by visiting their website thinkdifferently.net.
Maha Golden. President
Bonnie Dombrowski- VP
Tammy Windheim - Treasurer
Stephanie Labodin- Board Member
Laura Aagard-Board Member
John Aagard - Board Member
Christa Wicklund- Self advocate
Jessica Doering- Self-advocate
Tammy Gehlert-Education Coach
Ashley Quitoni-Membership Coordinator
Jason Gehlert- Program Coordinator