We at Woodside firmly believe that we should all aid those less fortunate in our community. We try to support many non-profit, neighborhood and national help groups by either volunteering our time and or donating funds when possible. Below are a list of some of the organizations we support. We encourage you to become involved too.
REECE'S RAINBOW With a nearly 90% prenatal termination rate of our angels with Down syndrome here in the United States, it is our HONOR and OBLIGATION to rescue those who were blessed enough to be born. In only 5 years, Reece's Rainbow has become a true *Voice of Hope* for orphaned children with Down syndrome. We have found adoptive families for more than 225 children with Down syndrome and other special needs around the world, and have disbursed more than $350,000 in adoption grants for those families! Donations from our annual Angel Tree make up the BULK of those available funds. With an average cost of over $20,000 to adopt, your generous sponsorship in 2009 can truly change the course of a child's life!
Reece's Rainbow is a true non-profit, and relies completely on private donations to this fund to remain operational, so your gifts for that are greatly appreciated throughout the year. Donations may also be made via check and mailed to: Reece's Rainbow PO Box 4024 Gaithersburg, MD 20885
INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MINISTRY, HELP FIND THEIR FOREVER FAMILY
YOUTH CRIME WATCH OF AMERICA Watch out! Help out! With programs across the United States and around the world, Youth Crime Watch demonstrates that young people can make the difference in keeping their schools and communities safe from crime, drugs, and violence.
Welcome to the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County
Social opportunities for parents and individuals with Down syndrome
Support to new and expectant parents of babies with Down syndrome
Speakers for parents and service providers on current research and best practices dealing with individuals with Down Syndrome
Information about accessing services and resources in our community
Opportunities for parents and service providers to network with each other and to learn and support each other through an email list serv and a quarterly newsletter
to contact DSNMC: www.dsnmc.org PO Box 10416 Rockville, MD 20849 Telephone: 301-979-1112
Special Olympics Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization* dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 30 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. (*Special Olympics is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).)