Our Stories

2018 Giving Tuesday

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

2018 Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday – 11/27/2018 This Nov 27th is #GivingTuesday. This year we are fundraising to raise awareness and support our programs. Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook for a total of up to $7 million dollars. Mark your calendar and help us reach our $5000 goal. Your donations could be used within TVDSA in the following ways: $10 to $20 could add a book to our Library $50 could supply a new parent with an informational basket $100 could sponsor an individual to a local conference $250 could support a program event for 10 participants $500 could provid a...

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Amazon Smile

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Our Stories | 0 comments

Amazon Smile

Christmas is coming. Buy all your gifts on Amazon and help TVDSA at the same time. Tell all your friends and family. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You shop. Amazon gives. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support TVDSA by shopping at smile.amazon.com.  Click below to start shopping...

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End the R-word

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 2 comments

End the R-word

We created this video in support of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign, an on-going initiative from Special Olympics and Best Buddies to eradicate the derogatory use of the word “retard(ed)” from everyday use and promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Five siblings of individuals with Down syndrome in Idaho’s Treasure Valley volunteered to help us spread the word that their brother or sister with Down syndrome is not defined by their disability. A big thanks to all those who helped us create this video by...

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2011 TVDSA Buddy Walk – Our Very Own PSA

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Our Stories, Outreach & Awareness | 0 comments

2011 TVDSA Buddy Walk – Our Very Own PSA

The Buddy Walk is a great opportunity each October for those of us who love someone with Down syndrome to share our feelings with everyone we know! Yes, the walk is the biggest fundraiser of the year for TVDSA, but it’s also a vehicle for creating community awareness. And, if you have ever been to the Buddy Walk before, you know it’s a CELEBRATION! The atmosphere is fun, energetic, and joyous, and that’s because we’re so excited to tell the community what these individuals with Down syndrome mean to us. It’s a celebration of them! This year, we were lucky enough...

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Our Stories – Aaden Vranish

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in Our Stories | 0 comments

Our Stories – Aaden Vranish

On December 17, 2008 a little angel sent by God was delivered into our arms. He weighed 4lbs 13oz and was 16 inches long. We went through a lot of trials and tribulations to get him here. But it was all worth it. After 4 miscarriages I was pregnant again and VERY scared this would be number 5. I spent a lot of time on my knees praying this little baby would stick. My anxiety was so high I would shake and sweat in the waiting room before seeing my doctor. I worried there wouldn’t be a heartbeat. It was very nerve breaking. I had a hard time sleeping and functioning throughout the day until a...

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