SANDS Give it Back! Program (GIB)

A Sponsorship and Reimbursement Program for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The purpose of the Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS) Give it Back! Program (GIB) is to provide a medium by which SANDS can give back some of the funds it raises directly to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

We strongly believe that giving back directly to families and individuals is an important part of our mission to enrich the lives of those with Down syndrome, and fulfill the needs of the community we serve.

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What We're All About At SANDS

Our goals, missions, and objectives all work towards the advancement and enrichment of the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

Our Mission

To improve and enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and to promote public awareness through education and enlightenment.
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Our Purpose

Develop and/or bring new programs and services to benefit the Southern Arizona Down syndrome community.
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SANDS seeks to inspire, educate and support families and communities living with Down syndrome throughout Southern Arizona.
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More Information on SANDS GIB Program

In addition to helping families financially, a desirable benefit of the program is to inspire families to explore new and/or alternative options that may not be otherwise considered.

In order to qualify for any option within this program the applicant must be an individual with Down syndrome or a parent/legal guardian of an individual with Down syndrome, and live within Southern Arizona (Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, Yuma counties – residents of Pinal county who live south of Casa Grande and closer to Tucson than Phoenix are also welcome to apply).  Applicant must create a Tucson Buddy Walk team, and raise either $250, or complete four (4) volunteer hours at SANDS/Buddy Walk events.  Note: exception given to first-time applicants.

Required Forms

Required Forms

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SANDS Convention and Conference Grant

Give It Back! Community Grant Funding Application

Give it Back! Individual Grant Funding Agreement

Give it Back! Individual Grant Funding Agreement For Bike

Give It Back! Community Grant Memo of Understanding

Required Forms

2020 NDSS Adult Summit Attendance Grant

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