Where do the Donations from the Chicagoland Buddy Walk go?
Our walk is a little different in that we don’t just donate to one organization.
When the walk first started in 2002 the funds only went to NDSS and to DS Support. Once the walk started to grow we realized we could share the profits with other local organizations.
To be sure we are only giving funds that will be used we ask each organization to submit a request for funds and what those funds will be used for. Current organizations that benefit from the Chicagoland Buddy Walk are:
- NADS (National Association for Down Syndrome)
- GiGi's Playhouse
- DS Support
- $5000 scholarship to a student at ELSA
- Reece's Rainbow
- Special Gifts Theatre
- NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society)
Thanks to an all-volunteer committee, we are able to give more to organizations who need it most.
We cannot thank our volunteers enough for this!
DS Support is a 501(c)3 organization.