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Alexanders Angels Inc

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Causes: Health

Mission: To engage in activities that provide a forum for public awareness of the needs and contributions of individuals with Down syndrome, and promote scientific research, advocacy, education, and service to benefit the Down syndrome community by raising funds for the Corporation an other Down syndrome not-for-profit organizations.

Results: In March 2012, consolidation of the two projects founded by Alexander's Angels, DOWNrightART and The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome, generated DOWNrightART: Abilities and Possibilities, A Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, an unprecedented event that attracted world-wide attention and participation in New York City. The Buddy Walk in Long Island has grown from 560 people in 2007 to close to 2,000 in 2012.

Programs: To address awareness issues in and outside the Down syndrome community, Alexander’s Angels, established two successful programs, the exhibition series DOWNrightART and the symposium The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome. Alexander's Angels is the organizer of the Buddy Walk(R) in Long Island since its onset in 2007.

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1 Bob_29

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Alexander's Angels is a leading community based association advocating for persons with Down syndrome. This organization aims to raise awareness outside the Down syndrome community by continuing working with local colleges and with Down syndrome organizations in a collaborative effort to promote a better understanding of people with Down syndrome, including a commitment to support research aimed at improving lives for persons with Down syndrome. Alexander's Angels consistently meets a goal within its mission by supporting Down syndrome cognitive research, which is targeted to develop drug therapies that will enhance life opportunities for persons with Down syndrome through improving memory, learning and communication. Research Down Syndrome's interaction with Alexander's Angels has been a consistently positive experience.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank goodness for Alexander's Angels! When we moved to Long Island 8 years ago, it was very difficult to find a support organization for children with Down Syndrome. Through Alexander's Angels, their fundraising efforts, newsletters, emails etc., we have been able to find so many programs available to us for our son who is now 13 years old because of their information. They also helps sponser the yearly Buddywalk for Down Syndrome which we find so important as a family to celebrate the community of parents, siblings, educators, advocates, and the people themselves involved in bettering the lives of those we love. Alexander's Angel's always focuses on the positives with their support of the arts, films, recreational options, research information etc. Alexander's Angels is an organization that is a grounding point for me and my family when it comes to needing support or information related in the many different areas touched by that extra special chromosome. We are so excited to see how Alexander's Angels has grown each year to be able to provided more information and support and look forward to what is in store for the future through this fine organization!

Kimberley A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alexanders Angel's is a wonderful organization that not only raises money to support individuals with Down syndrome, but also supports, advocates and raises awareness for individuals themselves.

Alexander Angel's has reached out and supported our organization which focuses on individuals with Down syndrome lending guidance, support and a donation.

When I think of the slogan "We are more alike than different" I think of Alexanders Angel's....Why? They have put on and showed the world that individuals with Down syndrome can in fact do everything that everyone else can do by show casing their talent in art and supporting them. Thank you Alexanders Angel's for being supportive and advocating for our children, showing all the positive things they can do. Your mission is so inspiring to so many who are so often over looked and under estimated. Your hard work and your endless hours of dedication is so very grately appreciated. Thank you Alexanders Angel's for all you do.