for new families
The Congratulations Project is an initiative in which members of the PALS family write letters to new members of the Down syndrome community welcoming them into the fold. These handwritten, original letters are designed to inspire, encourage, welcome and, most importantly, congratulate expecting or new parents and siblings of a child with Down syndrome. They all begin with the same, simple message: Congratulations.
Want to help support the Congratulations Project?
With your help we can raise funds to continue sending letters of hope and acceptance to families. A $10 gift to will send a package to a family while a $25 gift will ship a package including a softcover copy of The Congratulations Project book.
Do you know of a local organization that would like to be involved? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have sent over 600 letters and packages to new and expecting families around the world. Each Congratulations Project package includes a personal letter and image from a Camper, a pacifier, a onesie, a personalized card, a PALS bracelet, and a gift card for free tuition at one of our programs.
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
Adele's Over the Rainbow Baskets
Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County
Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
Down Syndrome Association of Houston
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas
Read Our Words
Camp PALS campers write these letters during their week of Camp PALS each summer. Click here to see some of our featured letters.