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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness: World Down Syndrome Day

Several national Down syndrome organizations corroborated on a new campaign for World Down Syndrome Day: Celebrate the Love with Random Acts of Kindness.

A webinar was presented to outline this campaign and to show the documents that were created to assist in spreading RAOK and information about Down syndrome. If you would like to watch a recording of the webinar click here.

Here is how it works: 1. On March 21st, wear your favorite shirt that celebrates our Down syndrome community. 2. Choose an act of kindness. We suggest trying for 1-3 acts of kindness on WDSD15. 3. Print out the WDSD postcard and give out with the Random Act of Kindness. 4. Take pictures of your random acts and post them on social media pages with the hashtag #WDSD15.

There is a WDSD Random Acts of Kindness group that you can join to get more ideas about what other people are doing for RAOK. Under the "Files" section of that group (not sure if the link works directly, or if you have to join the group to see the files), there are downloads available for printing 4 postcards per page; download also available in Publisher so you can edit the back of it with your local Down syndrome organization, or just personalize it with your favorite Down syndrome resource.

Organizations involved with this campaign:
International Down Syndrome Coalition
National Down Syndrome Congress
LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
National Down Syndrome Society
International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association
Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action

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1 comment:

Find Handmade said...

Loving your pictures and the simple and beautiful way you have put your story across - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - awesome work!