Why Donate to DSAJ?

People often say they give in order to “make a difference.”  This phrase means different things to different people.  By donating to the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (DSAJ), it means you WILL be making a difference and helping us fulfill our mission to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.  Your donation, enables us to do such things as offer educational workshops for parents and self-advocates on hot topics, subsidized funding for a variety of programs, some of which include; speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, computer skills training, sports programs, wellness/fitness programs (Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer and Weight Watchers) and age appropriate social activities.  These are just few ways in which your giving will make a difference!  To those of you have supported the DSAJ in the past – thank you!  We hope that your generosity towards our mission continues.  To those of you who may be first-time donors, I urge you to explore our website to learn more about our programs and how we strive to serve individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

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Why Donate to DSAJ?

People often say they give in order to “make a difference.”  This phrase means different things to different people.  By donating to the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (DSAJ), it means you WILL be making a difference and helping us fulfill our mission to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.  Your donation, enables us to do such things as offer educational workshops for parents and self-advocates on hot topics, subsidized funding for a variety of programs, some of which include; speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, computer skills training, sports programs, wellness/fitness programs (Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer and Weight Watchers) and age appropriate social activities.  These are just few ways in which your giving will make a difference!  To those of you have supported the DSAJ in the past – thank you!  We hope that your generosity towards our mission continues.  To those of you who may be first-time donors, I urge you to explore our website to learn more about our programs and how we strive to serve individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

Thank you for considering the DSAJ regarding volunteer opportunities. We offer monthly socials for all age groups. Occasionally we will need volunteers for these events. We also have some larger events throughout the year that we need volunteers for.

Please complete our online Volunteer Application here and we will be in touch with you shortly. All information is kept strictly confidential and we thank you for your interest in helping the DSAJ.

Many employers offer matching-gift programs, and will match any charitable contributions made by their associates, and sometimes their retirees. These programs can double, and even triple, the impact your gift can have on our organization! Ask your personnel department or human resources representative for more details.
Although the DSAJ is not a United Way-funded agency, you can designate Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville to be a recipient of your gift made through payroll deductions, or as an outright donation. Simply write in Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, 630 May Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204 in the Donor Choice designation section of the United Way pledge form, and let us know about your designation so we can look for your gift.

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The DSAJ is very grateful for our past and current sponsors, and has numerous opportunities for future sponsorship, including our annual Golf Classic, Buddy Walk, Basketball Program, DSAJ STARZ, and World Down Syndrome Day. For more information about specific opportunities, please contact Jennie Ponder, DSAJ Operations Manager, or call our office at: 904-353-6300. OUR VALUED SPONSORS