Random Acts of Kindness

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, which is on Tuesday, March 21, Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center and the Center for Disability Services is embracing the “Random Acts of Kindness” campaign, right here in the Capital Region, to honor and celebrate individuals living with Down syndrome and spread a little love and kindness in the name of Down syndrome!


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.

Here is how it works in just 4 easy steps!

  1. On March 21st (or around that day), wear a t-shirt that says something about Down syndrome. (Your Aim High or Buddy Walk t-shirt are a great option!)
  2. Choose an act of kindness. Take cookies to a fire station, check in on an elderly neighbor, etc. (We have a list of suggestions to help get you started!) If you wish, involve your family members in the Random Acts of Kindness.

    Click here for a list of suggestions
  3. Pick up Printed World Down Syndrome Day postcards at the DSAHRC office located at 22 Corporate Woods Blvd., 5th floor, Albany, NY 12211. Share the postcard with the recipient of your Random Act of Kindness! If you wish to print your own WDSD postcard click below and print. Please call our office at (518) 738-0020 ext. 3726 with any questions or for more infomation

    Click Here to print your own
  4. Take pictures of the random acts of kindness and post on your social media pages with the hashtag #WDSD17 and if you wish, email them to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be posted on our website and facebook page!
  5. HAVE FUN!

Over the last two years the DSAHRC distributed over 800 Random Acts of Kindness postcards!

We’ll have people on the receiving end of our kindness, and the whole world watching on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Let’s make this the biggest, best World Down Syndrome Day yet!

* “Random Acts of Kindness” is a collaboration between NDSC and six other national Down syndrome organizations in the United States (Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, International Down Syndrome Coalition, International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, Lumind Foundation, National Down Syndrome Society)

See more at World Down Syndrome Day website here