Sponsors Wanted!
There is still time for your company or organization to be a sponsor of the feel-good event of the season! Align your organization with one of the most supportive and loving communities in the valley. Become a sponsor of our 22nd Sharing Walk for Down syndrome.
Sponsorships start at $500 and some of the benefits include…
  • recognition on our website
  • recognition on our social media platforms
  • recognition of your company on the scoreboard at the Sharing Walk
  • recognition of your company on signage
  • a complimentary exhibitor booth (a $200 value)
The deadline for sponsorship is April 15, 2022. To learn more, click here:
Update on Fundraising Teams for the 2022 Sharing Walk
Team Matias is in the lead and has raised an amazing $1,900 so far!
If you want to create a team, fundraise for our organization, and win prizes, please follow these instructions:
1. Go to our website.
2. Enter your Campaign Details
3. Click on “Submit Campaign” at the bottom of the page
4. Email angie@sharingds.org to inform her you created a campaign and she will publish it when she hears from you.
To share your campaign on Facebook and other sites, you can copy the link from the browser on your team page, and post it with a message on your social media sites.
The top donor will receive a $200 AMEX gift card and will lead the Sharing Walk as the Grand Marshal.
Good luck to all the teams and thanks to all who are donating in honor of our loved ones with Down syndrome.
Sharing Down Syndrome Merchandise
Visit the Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona online store through Bonfire for all Sharing gear.
Sharing Walk 2022 merchandise and World Down Syndrome Day merchandise (See The Ability, Not the Disability) is available in a variety of styles and sizes. Plus, the items are shipped directly to your home.
To use the QR Code, follow these easy steps:
  1. Open the camera icon on your I-phone
  2. Put your smart phone over the QR code – like you are taking a photo of it.
  3. When you see the yellow link for Bonfire, touch that and you will go directly to our online store.
You are able to pay online with a credit card and make donations to our organization through Bonfire, too. We will be using this service more and more for future merchandise endeavors.
World Down Syndrome Day – 2022
The City of Gilbert will once light up the Gilbert Water Tower in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.
The Water Tower will be lit up in blue and yellow from March 19-21, 2022. Our staff will be at the tower on Saturday, March 19 from 6-7pm to view the lighting and give out some Easter and Spring themed crafts and gifts.
Also, if your kids like to skate, the city of Gilbert will have a Pop-Up Outdoor Roller Rink happening on Ash Street, adjacent to the Water Tower Plaza. There is a fee of $5 to enter (includes skate rental). The rink will be open until 8pm on March 19.
Reminder: Club 321 Members –
The “Special Needs Spring Fling” will be held from 6:30-8pm on March 25 at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints
(Salt River Stake Center)
6942 E. Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207.
SDSA is promoting this event which is being hosted by Gina’s friend, Jamie Mead, the Proud Mom of Jackson.
Participants will need to register here for this event. Ages 15 and up are invited.
Looking for a new job?
All Aboard Services is now hiring for part-time and full-time Direct Care Workers. Must be 18 years old with a clean background. Must also be willing to take training courses.
This is an excellent job with flexibility and for those who love working with people with special needs. The organization offers some of the best pay in the area for care providers. Visit www.allaboardaz.com for more details.
From Gina Johnson, Executive Director and Founder
I wanted to share this analogy with you, dear parents. It is timely for March and reflective of our journeys with our loved ones with Down syndrome:
Who knows why Down syndrome occurs? It can be compared to what happens in nature, to a field of clovers.
Usually, we see 3 leaves on each clover. Once in a while, however, we find a clover that has an extra leaf making it a 4-leaf clover. We don’t know why Mother Nature decided to add that extra leaf; she just did.
Some people believe it brings a person good luck when they find a 4-leaf clover; and many of us realize over time this same luckiness in knowing and loving someone with an extra chromosome.
Our loved ones with Down syndrome are rare and special and we hope to always celebrate them with you.
Have a magical, safe, lucky, and joyful month, dear families.
Love,
David’s Mom
aka Gina Johnson
P.S. This angel baby pictured with the Ukraine flag and dressed in yellow and blue was adopted as a baby from Ukraine by the most loving family. We are grateful she is safe in the US and wish for the safety of all at this time of conflict.