Your Contributions Help US Help OUR Community

By donating to the Virginia Down Syndrome Association, you ARE making a difference by supporting programs and initiatives that benefit the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we create impact on people’s lives every single day.

We offer many ways to give. Will you consider supporting our services with a gift?

Give Today

Give Today

Your donation makes a difference. Every donation provides opportunities and support for individuals with Down syndrome. Your donation creates opportunities for social connections, education, and community awareness that all individuals with Down syndrome and their families belong in our community.

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Give Monthly

Give Monthly

When you arrange to donate monthly, you’re making sure there is support every day in our community. Your donation means that when a parent calls our office with news of a diagnosis of Down syndrome at birth, there is someone available to provide emotional support, education, tools, and resources as they start their journey. It also means access to social outings with peers for teens and adults with Down syndrome to support a life of choice and happiness.

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What your gift gives:

  • Your gift of $50 provides dinner and support to caregivers when their baby or child is in the hospital.
  • Your gift of $150 provides 4 classes for new parents of babies with Down syndrome in early childhood development.
  • Your gift of $500 provides financial assistance for individuals with Down syndrome (Ds) to participate in extracurricular or life skill development activities.
  • Your gift of $750 provides 9 months of an evidence informed learning program for children with Down syndrome.
  • Your gift of $1200 provides 4 weeks of job skills training and experience for a young adult in the Summer Employment Academy

Other Ways to Give

There are so many ways to give, and every gift makes an impact.

Donations

PayPal Giving Fund – No Fees

Mail in a check payable to VDSA, 1504 Santa Rosa Rd, Suite 124, Richmond VA 23229

Donate in honor of someone’s birthday, holiday or thank them for being great! We will send your honoree a special card!

Donate Stock – email Jennifer Case at jcase@virginiadsa.org to get started!

Giving Tuesday or Year End Giving. Giving Tuesday is always five days after the Thanksgiving holiday. We would love for you to choose Virginia Down Syndrome Association during your Giving Tuesday or Year End Giving consideration.

Employer Programs

  • Corporate Matching Gift through your employer
  • State employees can donate through the Commonwealth Virginia Campaign – CVC Code 201135
  • United Way Campaign- designate the Virginia Down Syndrome Association

Donate when shopping

  • AmazonSmile – shop and designate Virginia Down Syndrome Association as your charity in your AmazonSmile account.
  • Kroger Community Rewards – designate Virginia Down Syndrome Association (organization number AN096) as your community rewards charity. Every time you shop using your Kroger Loyalty card, VDSA will earn money.
  • Ebay for Charity. Ebay sellers can choose to “Donate a portion to Charity” and select the Virginia Down Syndrome Association as your charity of choice. Ebay buyers can donate at checkout when buying any item.

Donate items

Host or create a fundraiser

  • Create a Facebook Fundraiser for the organization.
  • Community Partner (business – restaurant etc.)
  • Host a private fundraiser!

Want to host a fundraiser like these or something else? Contact Alison Markow at amarkow@virginiadsa.org to learn more about our fundraising guidelines.

Other donation options

  • Program or Event donations – The Virginia Down Syndrome Association always appreciates materials or supplies donated towards programs or events. Contact Dana Zedd at dzedd@virginiadsa.org to learn more about items needed or shop our Amazon Wish List!
  • Participate or donate in one of our main fundraising events throughout the year! Step UP for Down Syndrome, T21 D.A.D.S. Golf Tournament, or our Annual Softball Tournament. Visit our Fundraising page to learn more!

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What we do is only possible with the help of people just like you.

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