Step Up for Downs
Each year 5,000 babies are born with Down syndrome and there are over 400,000 individuals living with Down syndrome in the United States. These families depend heavily on local support organizations to receive information, resources and education on Down syndrome. They also appreciate and benefit from ongoing advocacy and awareness efforts which improve the lives of entire families and communities. The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City (DSG) serves over 1100 families, 22 hospitals and 45 school districts in Kansas and Missouri.
Wounded Warrior Project™
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) exists to honor and empower wounded warriors who incurred service-connected injures on or after September 11, 2001. Tens of thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. The purpose of WWP is to:
- To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
- To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
With the mission to honor and empower wounded warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.