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Dear Family & Friends,

We are so grateful to everyone who has made a gift to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in the past and thank you for considering a donation today. We are grateful for all of the support you show F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and our special needs community.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is a registered nonprofit (501c3) organization that is run by volunteers, we have no paid employees. All donations over $250 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes. For donations under $250 your cancelled check or credit card statement will serve as your receipt. 

How your donations are spent:

  • Parent Packets - provided to new and expectant parents, families, and hospitals
  • Books – A Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome.
  • Programs – Baby Friends, After School Specials, Friends Social Club, & Miss Bonnie’s Arts & Crafts.
  • Scholarships funds for F.R.I.E.N.D.S. members.
  • Website maintenance for our monthly newsletter and events emails.
  • Buddy Walk Event – Venue, staging, t-shirts, insurance.
  • T-shirts for events.
  • Printing – Parent Packets, Media, Pamphlets, Brochures, Parent Packets, Flyers, etc…
  • Office Supplies – paper, folders, envelopes, printer,  ink, and computer.
  • Parades - Fourth of July & Christmas parades and floats.
  • Picnics – April Easter Egg Hunt, July Pool Party, and October Buddy Walk Kick Off Party.
  • Family Party’s - Halloween Party & Holiday Party
  • Insurance – Program, Events, and Buddy Walk Insurance.
  • Yearly State and Nonprofit fees.