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Help Us Support Children With Down Syndrome in Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st)!

Royal American would like to continue to help show support to two very special organizations. GiGi's Playhouse and The Rosewood Foundation of Greater Chicago to focus on providing children with Down Syndrome and their families with life-changing experiences.

To show our appreciation, Royal American will match up to $1,000 of all funds that are raised during the month of March!

2024 World Down Syndrome Day Campaign Donation Totals

  • This year customers donated $1,737 + Royal American match of $1,000:  $2,737 
2024 World Down Syndrome Day
2024 World Down Syndrome Day
2024 World Down Syndrome Day

2023 World Down Syndrome Day Campaign Donation Totals

  • GiGi's Playhouse:  Customers donated $1322 + Royal American match of $1,000 = $2,322
  • The Rosewood Foundation: Customers donated $1,525 + Royal American match of $1,000 = $2,525
Gigi's Playhouse attendees celebrating, smiling, and wearing colorful socks for the Lots of Socks campaign for World Down Syndrom Day March 21, 2023.
Chris & Gina Markel of Royal American Heating & Cooling celebrating World Down Syndrome Day at Gigi's Playhouse March 21, 2023.

2021 Holiday Campaign Donation Totals

  • GiGi's Playhouse$550
  • The Rosewood Foundation: $780
Gigi's Playhouse logo.
Nancy Gianni and Griffin Markel outside.

GiGi's Playhouse

GiGi’s Playhouse is an exclusive network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers with the mission of changing the way the world views Down Syndrome and sending a global message of acceptance for all. Through a unique playhouse model, GiGi’s Playhouse offers free therapeutic-based, educational, and career development programs for persons with Down Syndrome, their families, and the community. At dozens of locations throughout the United States and Mexico, life-changing services are offering to more than 30,000 individuals of all ages.

We are proud to support this mission of helping families and changing the way the world views Down Syndrome. Let’s change the world together!

Rosewood Foundation logo.
Griffin Markel with friends outside.

The Rosewood Foundation

The Rosewood Foundation, formerly Fire Foundation of Greater Chicago, is an organization that focuses on creating a collaborative environment for children of all ages and abilities so they can share the same learning experience as students without disabilities. The importance of this inclusive approach is to allow children, like our Griffin, the opportunity to learn in the same school and classrooms as their friends and peers.

Please consider showing your support by donating to Rosewood Foundation. Help give other children the same life-changing opportunity as our son, Griffin.

Please mention Royal American's name with your donation so we can match your contribution!

World Down Syndrome Day logo.

World Down Syndrome Day

With Us Not For Us

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day that has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

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