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Downside Up сompletes its fundraiser «The Further You Go»

Downside Up has completed its on-line fundraiser, «The Further You Go», where participants were given the chance to play Santa Claus on the cusp of the holiday. These generous individuals worked their magic by giving the fund’s children gifts and skills, which they will certainly need later in life. During the fundraiser, donors picked out a virtual Christmas tree and ornament with a gift for a child and then paid for it.

«The further you go, the more goodwill you'll find». They were certain of this at the fund, and they were right! 627 donors took part in the initiative and helped raise 607,960 rubles. Each participant hung an ornament with a child’s wish on the tree, and this forest of magical Christmas trees grew and grew! This miracle was possible because hundreds of people came together to change the future for children with Down syndrome. It’s so important – to speak so that people understand you, to learn to befriend others, to find common ground with adults, to be able to read to enter the first grade.

«The Further You Go» fundraiser received the Golden Cat award from the Russian Fundraiser Association for «best on-line fundraiser».

DSU is a good deeds charity

The past two winter months were packed with different events for Downside Up. The charity held several actions aimed at raising money to support children with Down syndrome. Totally more than 1 200 000 roubles were collected on the early intervention programmes for them. Both individuals and business companies joined the events.

On December, 1 the main online Downside Up campaign titled “All-Russian charitable event #the farther you go into the wood” started. All guests could enter the virtual fir forest, which grew on the DSU website and choose any toy that was an irreplaceable gift for a child with special needs. It could be a speech therapy session or a lesson on counting, or even a preparing for school course. Those who gave presents had a chance to leave a wish for the children and their parents, post their own picture or invite their friends into the magic wood.

Our Christmas trees, however, appeared not only online. DSU friendly companies and partners put real beautiful trees in their offices, whose branches were decorated with children`s dreams. Anybody could give “sunny” children a chance to take their 1st step, say their 1st word or go to the 1st form.

And, surely, the winter without Christmas markets is not the winter! We could not help but take a part in some events held by companies to fundraise to support the early intervention programmes for children with Down syndrome. The employees in the offices where Christmas bazaars were organised had a chance to purchase unique handmade presents and contribute to the help for children

We also held to who we are and traditionally offered the companies to change their usual gifts for partners into our New year`s cards, which were made by the children with Down syndrome`s hands. It`s both unusual and warm courtesy as each card holds the warmth of the child`s hands, his parents` love and the educator`s talent.

We thank everybody who made a holiday to children with special needs. And who helped to believe that wishes come true not only on New Year`s day!

Teenager with Down syndrome conquers everest

Unusual and inspiring news came to us from abroad: Eli Reimer is one of the first people with Down syndrome, and possibly the first American teenager to climb the highest mountain in the world. For two weeks he climbed to the stunning height of 5300 meters.
When reporters asked him if he though the climb was difficult (a climb which, even for an experienced climber to climb - is often considered difficult), with a broad smile, he replied: "No". The teen's father said that before they accomplished this feat, they consulted with doctors and physicians, whom entirely supported this idea. "We closely followed his breathing, blood pressure, oxygen saturation level, as he climbed up the mountain" - said Justin Reimer. "And I want to tell you that it is his stamina and desire to conquer the summit that was for us a real example," - said the father, who was touched.
Read the details on the website: http://neinvalid.ru/biografii/podrostok-s-sindromom-dauna-pokoril-everest /

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