It’s no secret that charity work is a passion of ours at Sassafras Marketing. And one organization that we pride ourselves in supporting year after year is the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City (DSG). DSG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.
Each year those of us at Sassafras who are local to Kansas City attend DSG’s annual wine auction fundraiser. The wine auction is one of three annual fundraisers that go to fund all of the programs DSG provides to help children and adults with Down syndrome. This event is always a lot of fun as we get to taste wines from all over the world and participate in the auction. It’s also nice to meet many of the self-advocates who are there talking to people and enjoying the evening.
One way we help DSG is to give our creative and account management time to design materials and collateral for different events or internal and external communication pieces. We designed the event materials this year and were also one of the sponsors of Wine Auction.
One fun highlight from the event came when two self-advocates who had been dating for a while got engaged! It was great to be able to celebrate the night with them!
And in true Sassafras fashion, the night was made even more entertaining when Geoff Holton bid on (and won) a one-of-a-kind (that’s a good way to put it) jacket! We think it complements his Coca-Cola pants quite nicely!
If you’re local to Kansas City and want to learn more about getting involved with DGS, check out their website or contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.