Gifts From the Heart For Downs
Sneaker Collection
We are collecting new, gently used and used sneakers as an ongoing fund raiser, it is very simple and can help bring wishes to life for others with Down syndrome.......Think about the sneakers in your closets that you no longer wear…we would love them to help us grant wishes!

The sneakers are reused as footwear, so they must be in wearable condition. No big holes and good soles.

Ask around your network of people…running stores, sporting goods stores, colleges, schools, churches and the list goes on and on. We have collected a lot of sneakers from a variety of locations. Gifts From the Heart For Downs, receives funds (MUCH NEEDED FUNDS) from every pair!! The better condition, the more $$!

We have partnered with the Eco Star Project and set up a easy way for people to help.

Minimal or no storage needed, free shipping, and lots of support to answer any questions you may have!

We are asking that people collect 20 pair of sneakers at a time. Place them in a 20/20/20 box that can be purchased for about 65 cents, then contact Deb Sherette at: deb@webuyrags.com. Deb will send you a shipping label and arrange for a pick up or you can drop it off at Fed Ex if you like, which ever is easiest for you.

The shipping label will have Gifts from the Heart on it, we would also ask that you label the outside of the box with a marker “Gifts from the Heart”.....you can also write on a plain sheet of paper and put it inside the box “please send proceeds to Gifts From the Heart For Downs".

The sneakers will be processed....and a check will be sent to us for the sneakers donated. YOU can track your package as well so you know when it arrives.

We have tried to make the process very easy for everyone.....and at essentially no cost to the person helping..........

We are trying to set up for many people to help around the United States to help....this would really help us to bring in money in order to get wishes granted.....

If everyone could post it on your page and share with friends and family it could help us tremendously. If you have any questions...please feel free to contact me at: kim@giftsfromtheheartfordowns.org

Thanks everyone,

Gifts From the Heart for Down was founded by Kimberley Adams in January 2010. Motivated by her two adopted children who both have Down Syndrome, Kimberley sought to do all that she possibly could to help make her children's lives and others living with Down Syndrome a little bit better. Initially, Kimberley worked with Dave Girgenti to help form Down Syndrome Heroes, an organization which falls under the Wish Upon a Heroes organizational umbrella. As a volunteer for Down Syndrome Heroes, Kimberley worked to grant 8 wishes – wishes that came from throughout the United States. Each wish was unique and especially meaningful to the person hoping that their wish would come true, including:
Meeting celebrities
Celebrating a special birthday with a catered affair complete with limousine service and "decked out in tails"
Adapted equipment such as bicycles, strollers and a bed
Today, Gift From the Heart for Downs, a newly incorporated organization designed to focus on the needs of children and adults with Down Syndrome, is preparing to make more wishes come true for those with Down Syndrome.

From its humble beginning as one person's dream, to its infancy as a one-woman labor of love, and now with an engaged Board of Directors, Gifts From the Heart for Downs continues to grow. However, Gifts From the Heart for Downs needs your help and every gift makes a difference!
You can help by:
Click the link on our website to make your secure donation online
When shopping the internet use iGive, and sign up Gifts From the Heart for Downs and the organization will
receive a donation based on your purchase
Organize a community, neighborhood or school bottle drive, car wash or barbecue to benefit Gifts From the
Heart for Downs (feel free to contact us for more ideas)
Check back with us regularly to learn more about Gifts From the Heart for Downs and to see what might be
listed on our wish list!
What's your wish?
With your help, every gift will help provide a special someone with a wish that can be everlasting.
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Thankyou to the Following
Leo & Lenore Ganert
Frances Lavieri
Dave & Judy Smith
The Molvey's
Riley Spran
for Your Contributions
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