Today marks the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness event. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder, but there is still so much more we can do to improve acceptance, friendship, inclusion and respect.
The 2nd annual “Do a Random Act of Kindness” campaign encourages people to surprise someone with a special act of kindness. There are so many ways to be creative and resourceful with your surprise.
Buying a stranger a coffee, or helping someone with chores are just a few examples of your random act of kindness, and let’s face it, if there was more kindness in the world, wouldn’t it be a better place for all of us?
Since 1993, the Sault Ste. Marie Down Syndrome Society has devoted our energies to providing positive images and inclusive opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome within our community. We distribute throughout the community our awareness calendars that highlight our local children along with inspirational quotes with a positive awareness message.