DSAOC has received a grant from the Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund! This initiative provides grants to not-for-profit organizations that demonstrate new and innovative approaches to addressing challenges in our community. To date, more than $5 million has been granted to local not-for-profit organizations on behalf of the Disneyland® Resort Cast.
The $5000 received will be used to fund the Hospital Outreach program. DSAOC’s Hospital Outreach program ensures our local labor & delivery hospitals and clinics have up-to-date information on Down syndrome, as well as information about DSAOC so they know to contact us when a baby with Down syndrome is born in their hospital. Hospital Outreach volunteers visit with our local hospitals, providing them with information on Down syndrome, DSAOC and information for doctors on how to better deliver the diagnosis to expectant parents.
DSAOC was nominated by cast member Nancy Tovaas, who got to know our own Sarah Jensen through the Yorba Linda Cloverleaf 4H group. Sarah and Nancy are shown together with the check. Very special thanks to Nancy and all at Disney!