Host a Fundraiser or Drive

Year after year, the DSAGSL community steps up to support our programs and events through traditional fundraising, monetary donations, and volunteer time.  It never ceases to amaze us just how generous and dedicated our supporters are.  In addition to these vital contributions, our supporters have continued to come up with new and creative ways to raise funds, items, and awareness for the Down syndrome community.  

Thank you for all you do for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis!  

Third Party Fundraising Events

Considering planning an event to benefit the DSAGSL?  THANK YOU!  We are so appreciative! For your convenience, we have put together some guidelines, tips, and tricks to help you plan your event!

1.) Steps   2.) Guidelines   3.) Proposal

Questions?  Contact Director of Special Events, Emily Fisher. 314.833.7504 or

Employer Matching Program

Planning to donate to DSAGSL?  Ask your employer if they have a matching program and potentially increase your contribution!

Start an Online Fundraiser

A great way to communicate with your friends and family that you are fundraising for the Down Syndrome Association is online!  

It’s easy to start a fundraiser on Facebook for your birthday, anniversary, or in honor of your loved one with Down syndrome!  Just choose DSAGSL as your charity of choice!

Contact Community Engagement Manager, Abigail Beckord, if you have any questions or need support starting your online fundraiser! 314-961-2504 or

Profit Sharing

A great way for businesses to give back to their community  is to set up a profit share!  Ask your favorite restaurant or shop if a profit sharing day supporting the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is something they would be interested in.  It can be a win-win for the business AND the organization.

Host a Drive & Collect Needed Items

Some groups and businesses prefer to host a drive and collect items that will off-set program costs for the organization.  Items that have been collected are

  • gift cards to be used for family support
  • new baby items to be used in celebration baskets
  • wrapped snacks to be used in the Pop-Up Snack Shop employment program
If you’d like to host a drive to benefit the DSAGSL, contact Community Engagement Manger, Abigail Beckord. 314-961-2504 or

"Genes" Day Fundraiser

Raise awareness and funds by hosting a “genes day” at your work or school.  Participants are able to wear jeans to work or school if they make a donation.  You can create friendly competition by seeing which department or class can raise the most and give out prizes!

Need more information?  Contact Community Engagement Manager, Abigail Beckord. 314-961-2504 or