Help us fulfill our mission and give our Rockin’ Families the support, love, courage, and community they need. Spread the love! Donate now and designate the Rockin' Family Fund.
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We cannot help support families without your support. Would your company or business like to support our DSDN Rockin' Family Fund? Click here to find out more! The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Your donation for our Rockin’ Family Fund is tax deductible as designated by law.
The Rockin' Family Fund: Share the Love!
Behind every child born with Down syndrome, there are parents – a rockin' mom™ and/or dad who experiences the unforgettable moment of hearing the diagnosis for the first time. The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network exists to support these “Rockin’ Families” through that diagnosis experience and into early childhood. Our Rockin’ Family Fund makes that support possible like never before.
Each year we welcome nearly 1500 new parents into our DSDN groups online. We are reaching about 15% of the families welcoming children with Down syndrome in the United States each year, and growing each year!
Your generous donation will help us bring to life activities like these:
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 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 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 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 as of October 31 to be eligible.
DSDN is offering one $500 grant to a DSDN Rockin' family who is adopting a child, via either domestic or international adoption, by August 1, 2021, or has completed an adoption on or after November 1, 2020. The child must have Down syndrome and be under the age of 4 as of October 31, 2021. Applications closed at midnight CDT on August 1 and the recipient will be notified on August 2, 2021.
Review the DSDN scholarship and grant policies and procedures here.