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Current Campaigns

Fall is a perfect time to get involved.  The leaves are turning, the holidays are around the corner, and October is Down syndrome Awareness Month!

The NDSC is currently embarking on bringing Rural Outreach and Education to communities all over the US, so we hope that you will get involved with the easy, grassroots fundraising and awareness opportunities outlined below.

Be a #SocialButterfly On Facebook

Getting involved and helping us raise awareness and funds has never been easier!  With October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we are simply asking all of you to give us one week out of the year to be a steward for the NDSC.

Here’s how you can make a difference and win prizes!

Choose a week in October, hop onto your Facebook profile, and create a fundraiser for the National Down Syndrome Congress (we are already in the Facebook charitable system).  Tell your DS story and promote the campaign to all of your friends and family for a week.  Your single campaign, coupled with hundreds of other single campaigns, can add up to huge numbers and overall awareness – not only for the NDSC, but for Down syndrome!

How to get started:

  1. Go to your calendar and choose your week
  2. Create your Online Fundraiser and Facebook will send us a check!
  3. Please note that we do not see who donates to your fundraiser, so make sure to thank them when it is all over

If you need aid in setting up your page, no problem!  Email Rhonda@ndsccenter.org and she will answer any question you may have.  Click here for a “how to” guide!

Win Big!

  • If you raise $321 or more, you win a beautiful, limited edition #SocialButterfly T-shirt.
  • If your raise $750 or more, you win the limited edition T-shirt, and a limited edition #SocialButterfly YETI
  • If you raise $1,000 or more, you win the limited edition T-shirt, and the limited edition YETI, and a limited edition #SocialButterfly Cooler

Everyone who raises $1000 or more will have the chance to win a $500 SCHOLARSHIP TO THE 2019 NDSC CONVENTION IN PITTSBURGH, PA, INCLUDING 3 NIGHTS HOTEL!!  The winner of this prize will be announced on November 10th.

Seasonal Décor from Lynch Creek Farm

The National Down Syndrome Congress is so excited to be working with Lynch Creek Farm!

Lynch Creek Farm has been handcrafting exceptional (and live) Fall and Holiday decorations for close to 30 years, and now they have partnered with the NDSC to create an easy way for people to give back, while purchasing something beautiful for their homes.   Whether you purchase items for yourself, or send them as gifts, the NDSC earns 20% back on all purchases (by phone or online) from now through December 18th.   Standard Ground shipping is free in the continental US, and all products are shipped out directly to you (or to your gift recipient) on the date specified during checkout. To order beautiful centerpieces, wreaths, or trees click here.

Oct. 17th - National Pasta Day at Fazoli’s

We know that October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month but did you know that October 17th is National Pasta Day?  We have partnered with our friends a Fazoli’s Italian Restaurants for a great celebration with food, fun, and awareness!  On October 17th select Fazoli’s locations (49 of them) will be donating 20% of every meal purchased by NDSC friends and families to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome.

When you purchase your meal mention that you are DINING TO DONATE to the National Down Syndrome Congress and follow the restaurant’s instructions to receive 20% of your meal’s price donated back to NDSC. Valid only at participating restaurants.  Click here to learn more.

Oct. 24th & 30th - Kendra Gives Back

Enjoy wine or bubbly, hors d’oeuvres, and jewels while you shop the newest Kendra Scott collection! 20% of all sales, during the party times, will be donated to the NDSC.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24th 11AM – 2PM
TUESDAY, OCT. 30TH 6PM – 9PM

Kendra Scott – Avalon
3150 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Can’t make it to a party? You can view the full catalog at www.KendraScott.com, then call your order in to the store during the party hours at 678.392.3886.

Holiday Ornament Orders through October 30th

Place your order between now and October 30 for your early December delivery.

This wonderful glass keepsake makes the perfect gift for friends, family and  teachers, and are always a hit as holiday hostess gifts and secret santa events.

Prices include shipping.

1 to 4 – $21.00 per ornament
5 to 9 – $19.75 per ornament
10 or more – $18.50 per ornament

Click here to pre-order now!

October Grassroots Fundraising

You can start a grassroots movement for the NDSC in the month of October, promote it online, and still win fabulous prizes.  Starting a movement that creates awareness, and helps raise funds, is not only easy, it adds up!  Our goal for the month of October is to engage the masses, across the globe, to help the NDSC.

Down syndrome Awareness Month is our “call to action” for individuals, businesses, organizations, schools and communities!

 

Whether you are one person, or a group of people, you can help the National Down Syndrome Congress, and here is how:

  1. Do you work for a restaurant, or other business who can get involved?  Here is an example; If you work for a Donut Shop, pick a day (or a week) in October, and donate 25 cents to the NDSC (locally or nationally) for every donut sold.  It is important to know that we will in turn advertise your business, where to find you, and encourage people to shop during your event!
  2. Are you a Runner? Pick a walk, or run, or a marathon in October, hop onto GoFundMe and set up a way to have friends and family support you financially! Post your page on your social media, send it to friends via email, and tell them about the NDSC, and share your message. You can also choose a local running event, gather a team, and everyone can build a fundraising page, or build a team page!  We will make sure that everyone we know hears about your generosity.
  3. Are you a member of a community organization such as Rotary, Jaycees, or another local group? Gather your group together in the month of October, and host an event to help raise money for the NDSC.  Remember, we will promote you!
  4. One of the best ways to raise funds and awareness is to challenge a classroom of kids, a school, or a Sunday school group to each raise funds in the month of October!

Please notify Kathy about your fundraiser so that we can promote for you!  For questions about putting together a grassroots fundraiser for the NDSC in the month of October, contact Kathy@ndsccenter.org, or click here for a “how to” guide.

Win Big!

  • If you raise $321 or more, you win a beautiful, limited edition #SocialButterfly T-shirt.
  • If your raise $750 or more, you win the limited edition T-shirt, and a limited edition #SocialButterfly YETI
  • If you raise $1,000 or more, you win the limited edition T-shirt, and the limited edition YETI, and a limited edition #SocialButterfly Cooler

Everyone who raises $1000 or more will have the chance to win a $500 SCHOLARSHIP TO THE 2019 NDSC CONVENTION IN PITTSBURGH, PA, INCLUDING 3 NIGHTS HOTEL!!  The winner of this prize will be announced on November 10th.

Kroger Community Rewards®

NDSC is proud of our partnership with Kroger.  Sign up in October, and raise money all year long!

It’s easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®. To get started, sign up with your Plus Card at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com and enter National Down Syndrome Congress as the organization you wish to support. It’s that simple!   Once enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for the NDSC every time you shop and use your Plus Card.

For full details, click here:  ENGLISH   or   SPANISH