Background

The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, located in Independence, received grant funds to purchase furnishings, equipment and educational materials to support their children’s Learning Program classroom. The Learning Program uses research-based teaching strategies and customized materials designed for children in preschool and elementary school with Down syndrome. The mission of The Up Side of Downs is to provide support, education and advocacy for people with Down syndrome, their families and communities. This grant application was endorsed by McDonald’s Owner/Operator Margo, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Cleveland.