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V- Village of Random Acts of Kindness

By Mardra Sikora

In some ways, we in the Down syndrome community are our own village.

V - Village

This last March 21st organizations and individuals reached out to unknown friends and presented them with random acts of kindness. A lovely introduction to our village.


The idea for WDSD RAK was conceived and designed by the “big groups” then disseminated to individuals and local groups to do and facilitate however they wanted. That’s the beauty of what made this really work. Everyone could take a hold and do what felt right for them.For example, the lovely Big Blueberry Eyes Family – they really made a day of it. Others gave quarters with signs at laundromats, or chick-filet, or Starbucks, and on. Josh and Joey had a lot of great input on Random Acts to share.

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Giving back on #WDSD15

World Down Syndrome Day 2015 on The Road We've Shared

World Down Syndrome Day 2015
This year, we’re changing the focus a bit on March 21st.  For the 10th anniversary of this special day, we here at The Road are participating with seven other Down syndrome groups who created the “Random Acts of Kindness” campaign.

[For more about the event, check out thearticle on Huffington Post from the chairman of IDSC – Beth Sullivan]

The goal of the event is to raise awareness about Down syndrome while spreading the love and good cheer that comes with giving to others. Since our specific mission is to support adults who have Down syndrome and their caregivers, we’ve decided to offer a friendly challenge to all those participating in the R.A.K. event:

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Random Acts of Kindness


This year, we’ll be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st (3-21) with the seven national Down syndrome organizations by completing random acts of kindness.

We’ve started a list of possibilities that our adults who have Down syndrome can do.


You can see the list on Pinterest or on List.ly

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