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The Capital Area Down Syndrome Association appreciates donations at anytime from those who would like to help with our mission. Supporting CADSA is important to ensure that individuals with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations and become valued members of the Mid-Michigan community.

Make a Donation

To donate by mail, please send check to:

808 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 101
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

It is only through the generosity of people like YOU that CADSA is able to provide an array of services to children and adults with Down syndrome. We assist parents from the time they learn of their child’s diagnosis and throughout their child’s life. We also serve adults with Down syndrome. We strive to make the world a better place for individuals with Down syndrome.

Your tax-deductible donation helps fund the following initiatives:

  • Guidance to parents of children with Down syndrome
  • Resources to families of people with Down syndrome
  • Annual scholarships providing therapies and services for individuals with Down syndrome
  • Outreach to the community and medical and educational professionals
  • Maintaining the Lending Library to provide free resources for families of people with Down syndrome
  • Increasing awareness of Down syndrome in the Mid-Michigan community
  • Providing events and activities for networking to connect families who share similar challenges, concerns and successes
  • Speakers and seminars for important, related topics
  • Facilitating important and up-to-date information to members via newsletter and website

Types of Donations

Your support of CADSA is very much appreciated. Donations may be made in several ways:

General Donation

Donate any amount, anytime online or by mail. Every donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated.


Provide a gift in honor of someone special — perhaps for a birthday or anniversary celebration. The person who is being honored by your donation will receive a card acknowledging that you have honored him or her in this way. You will also receive an acknowledgment for your gift that can be used for tax purposes.

Memorial Donation

Make a donation in memory of a loved one. Memorial gifts will be acknowledged, and the appropriate person will be notified of your donation.

Matching Gifts

A great way to increase your donation to CADSA is through your employer. Many companies offer a matching gift program to their employees, directors, employees' spouses or retirees as an added benefit. With these programs, a company will match an employee's gift to charitable and educational organizations. Contact your Human Resources Office for eligibility requirements and to obtain a Matching Gift form. (Many companies match the gifts of retirees, spouses, surviving spouses and outside directors.) Fill out the employee portion of the matching gift form completely.

Mail the form to:

808 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 101
East Lansing, Michigan 48823


If you have a product, service or other item that you would like to donate to CADSA, you may donate it as a Gift-in-Kind. Non-cash gift examples are design services, printing services, advertising space, food, beverages, books, etc. A gift-in-kind to CADSA is tax-deductible.

Raffle & Auction Items for Step Up

Promote your products or services while supporting a great cause with a donated item for the Step Up Raffle and Silent Auction. Your business will be listed as a donor and gain recognition for supporting this important cause. If you have an item or service that you would be willing to donate, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (517) 927-1100.

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