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Baskets of Hope Give Parents a Leg Up | The Long Islander

By Jano Tantongco *originally published in the Long Islander News – Huntington Weekly Brittany Schiavone was diagnosed with Down syndrome just minutes after she was born on March 19, 1989. Her parents, Sue and Rocky, were hopeful for their new

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Derek Hough’s Personal Message to Brittany

On World Down Syndrome Day, Derek Hough, Brittany’s main celebrity crush from Dancing with the Stars, dropped by to send Brittany a personal message of support and encouragement. Watch it here!  

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Celebrating “Our Babies” on World Down Syndrome Day

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we want to celebrate individuals across the globe who are living with purpose and passion and love—and who happen to have Down syndrome! This is for everyone who has been fearless in pursuit

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Celebrate Differently-Abled Artists at the DOWNrightART Exhibit

We’re thrilled to announce that Brittany’s photograph, The Dance Studio at Walt Whitman: High School, 2007, will be among the artwork exhibited at Alexander’s Angels DOWNrightART Exhibit, beginning on Saturday, March 18 at the Castello De Borghese Winery. The art exhibit

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Walt Whitman Grad Brings Hope to New Families | The Huntingtonian

*This article originally appeared in The Huntingtonian.  To the Huntingtonian editors, I’m writing with a story tip about an entrepreneur with special needs from South Huntington who’s supporting new parents across the country. My friend Brittany Schiavone is a 27-year-old

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Our Special Message for Babies with Down Syndrome

At Brittany’s Baskets of Hope, our mission is to celebrate and support families with a new baby with Down syndrome. We want all newborns of every ability to know that they can do anything! Please watch our special message for

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Help us support new babies with Down syndrome!

This weekend, we had so many basket requests that we needed a whole team to put them together and send them with love. So I had my first basket-packing party! We filled 58 boxes in one day thanks to the

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5 Free Ways to Support Brittany’s Baskets

Want to help us out without spending a dime? Here are five ways you can make a difference: 1. Follow Us Join our journey by following along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to like, comment, and share. We want to hear from

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We’re Partnering With The Mighty!

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership that will spread the word about our baskets and resources to The Mighty‘s wide-reaching readership. We will now have a growing home page on The Mighty where we’ll share stories from our community and

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Donor Spotlight: “She’s our little miracle!”

Ashley Asti, the Secretary of Brittany’s Baskets and a close friend, recently got to talk to Marianick, one of our donors and the mom of Marissa, an adorable and smiley daughter with Down syndrome. Marissa was born earlier this year

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