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Welcome to Sharing Down Syndrome AZ

Welcome to the Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona Official Website!

We champion and celebrate ALL people who have Down syndrome throughout the lifespan. We support families in their care and advocacy efforts for the people in their lives with Down syndrome.

About Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is the most common genetic birth anomaly occurring 1 in approximately every 691 births. Babies with Down syndrome can have medical challenges, nearly 50% have heart defects, intestinal and respiratory problems. They often have developmental delays, hearing and vision impairments and have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

However, with proper medical attention, therapies and family and community support, the future of people with Down syndrome in the United States has dramatically improved over the last decades. 

As Gina Johnson (Founder & Director) tells most parents she meets, “Children with Down syndrome are some of the sweetest babies on the face of the earth; they bring goodness to our world as they teach us about true, unconditional love.” 

Our Mission

We champion and celebrate ALL people who have Down syndrome throughout the lifespan. We support families in their care and advocacy efforts for the people in their lives with Down syndrome.

Testimonials

K. Book

Sharing Down Syndrome has been so great to my family! We had a nice in home visit after my daughter was born and came home from the NICU.
We were also able to enjoy the Sharing Down syndrome Christmas event in 2019 when my daughter was young. We really enjoy the events and the care that goes into planning them. We can’t wait to partake in more events in the future.
We are super thankful to be part of the sharing Down syndrome community! Thanks for all you do for our community!

L. Ferron

We have attended xmas parties and walks and our sons LOVES it all. Sharing Down Syndrome AZ makes us feel like we are not alone and makes sure our kids get the inclusion they deserve, along with making sure they get the services they also deserve. Thanks for all you do Sharing Down Syndrome of AZ, we love you!!

Events

Christmas Party in the Park

Our party was held on Dec. 3, 2022 2-4pm

at Ruben Romero Event Space at

Tempe Kiwanis Park

Here is a link to our photos

Christmas Party Photos

World Down Syndrome Day 2023

March 18, 2023

6:30pm-7:30pm

Gilbert Water Tower Plaza

45 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ  85233

Sharing Walk for Down Syndrome

April 22, 2023 from 8:30am-12pm

Tempe Diablo Stadium 

2200 W Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282

Go to the Sharing Walk drop down menu to learn more about the event, become a sponsor, and to make a fundraising team.

See the professional photos from our 22nd Sharing Walk by Save This Memory Photography and Videography

Our Supporters

Thank You To All Of Our Supporters

Diamond Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Friends of Sharing 

 

 

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 86-0822557.

Our Arizona State Tax Qualifying Charitable Organization

and our QCO Code is 20543.

 

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a registered Amazon Smile Charity and part of the

Fry's Community Rewards Program.

Receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit when you to direct a portion of your state tax dollars to support Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona.  This incentive is at no cost to you.

1. Donate up to $800 (up to $400 if filing single) to Sharing Down Syndrome AZ and receive a credit on your taxes for the full amount of your donation. 

2. Provide your donation receipt and our QCO code 20543 to your tax preparer.

**For more information on the AZ Charitable Giving Tax Credit visit AZDOR.gov.

 

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