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.

Do people with Down syndrome grow up?

Yes. In adulthood, many people with Down syndrome have jobs, go to college, live independently, and support their communities. People with Down syndrome bring to their jobs enthusiasm, reliability, and dedication.

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.