BASKETS OF LOVE
DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT SOCIETY
WELCOMING BABIES BORN WITH DOWN SYNDROME TO THE WORLD
Having a baby should be one of the happiest times in your life. Having your baby diagnosed with Down syndrome can be scary, and often over-shadows the joy of becoming a parent to this new life. This is especially the case when parents don't know the diagnosis before their baby is born. Our goal is to provide comfort, support and resources to new parents by welcoming them to the Down syndrome community in a positive way.
We welcome new families with a gift basket, especially chosen for babies with Down syndrome, to celebrate their new baby! Each Basket of Love includes information about local and national resources that can help a new family transition more easily and more positively into life with Down syndrome. We also include books about Down syndrome and an assortment of baby items and gifts.
Baskets of Love Down Syndrome Support Society is a registered non-profit organization in British Columbia, Canada.
We can deliver baskets to any hospital, pediatrician, public health nurse, midwife or family in British Columbia, Canada by mail or in-person, depending on location.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Each gift basket is 100% FREE to a new family and made possible through generous donations. We rely on and welcome donations of baby items and gifts in gender neutral colours.
We are very grateful to members of the community and local small shops for their time and generous donations to our baskets.
We would love to hear from you! Please contact us if you know of a new baby that we can help welcome or if you would like to donate to the baskets. Depending on location, a Basket of Love can be delivered by mail or in-person throughout British Columbia, Canada.
We are grateful to the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation for their assistance with mailing baskets across British Columbia, Canada.