Book Donation

Every year, UPS for DownS is proud to donate books to local schools, libraries and other community locations. The books are available for pick up at our September UPS for DownS meeting.  The books are then donated to schools, libraries, therapists, doctors offices, on behalf of individual families.  UPS for DownS also provides letters and book plates to distribute with the books.  Over the past ten years UPS for DownS has donated thousands of non-fiction and fictional books related to Down syndrome.

The donation project is not intended to supplement personal book collections.  All previous and current book titles are available to be borrowed from the UPS for Downs’ Resource Library.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.