Join the Giving Tuesday Movement: November 28th

November 28th is the day when nonprofit organizations, local businesses and philanthropists participate in GIVING to support stronger communities throughout the country. You’re going to hear a lot from our fellow nonprofits in the coming days, but it’s our hope that you can support Friends of Down Syndrome. Because of you, we are able to provide lifelong learning opportunities for teens and adults with Down syndrome through education, community outreach and socialization. Thank you in advance for your support.



4 Astros Premium Insperity Passes: Raffle Tickets On Sale!

Donations will support our unique program focused on wellness, academics and vocational training. You may purchase tickets directly from any student in the competition or simply click here for an easy online payment. When you purchase, please indicate which student you will be supporting.

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Prizes are as follows:
1. Wine collection (12 bottles) valued at over $1000.
2. 2018 Astros Premium Insperity Club passes including parking, $740.
3. Your Bijoux Box jewelry subscription, $500.
4. Handmade Queen Quilt, priceless.
5. Houston Zoo Family Membership, $139.
6. Oui Desserts Gift Card, $100.

Helping our families recover from Harvey

Students at Down Syndrome Academy are #houstonstrong. Jocelyn is in Stafford, serving evacuees from Harvey. But many of our student’s families have been affected and are unable to get to their homes. If you’d like to join us in supporting Houston’s Down syndrome community, please consider a donation to our FoDS Harvey Family Relief Fund. You may also send e-cards to Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Walmart, Costco, are all appreciated. You may visit our Facebook page to see other ways to help.

Fiesta Luncheon Fundraiser Tickets on Sale


Students are refining their food service skills in preparation for the Fiesta Luncheon fundraiser! Join us on Saturday, September 16th for a delicious meal and a great time with Down Syndrome Academy. The luncheon is open to the public and costs $10 per person, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 306 East 15th Street in Houston. To buy tickets, contact Rosa Rocha at 281-989-0345 (or or mail a check for $10 per ticket to Friends of Down Syndrome, 5200 Mitchelldale, D4, Houston, TX 77092.