Downs Designs Dreams Expands Reach with Clothing Sponsorship Program for Special Needs: “Adopt-A-Jean”® Friday Offers Independence

October 16, 2015 – Mentor, Ohio – Everyone deserves to feel independent and confident. Downs Designs Dreams, a pending 501(c)3, is making this a reality for individuals with special needs who struggle to find clothing which allows them to dress independently. The small business has found an exciting way to provide clothing to those in need.

Inspired by feedback from the community and a need for their jeans which feature no button or zipper, the company was pulled to create their “Adopt-A-Jean”® Friday program. Individuals who otherwise may not be able to afford a pair of jeans may nominate a family member, loved one or individual to receive a donated pair of Downs Designs or NBZ Jeans, to be donated each Friday.

Many of these loved ones are unable to manipulate a button or zipper, and are left with limited to no options for feeling confident, comfortable, and being able to dress themselves. The response has been so dramatic that the small company is unable to fulfill these increased requests alone and is seeking sponsors to help those in need.

As their mission statement states, Downs Designs Dreams advocates disability awareness, promotes independence and instills confidence by designing, developing and marketing a special clothing line for special people in order to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families. Downs Designs Dreams houses two brands: Downs Designs, which designs clothing to fit the unique body shape of a person with with Down syndrome, and NBZ Jeans, for those of a typical build who may have trouble manipulating a button or zipper. Both brands feature jeans with an elastic waist, no button or zipper and soft, stretchy denim.

As part of their mission to give back, Downs Designs Dreams feels called to help provide these jeans to those who otherwise would not be able to afford them. Karen Bowersox, Executive Director, says, “Seeing the difference just a pair of jeans can make in someone’s life is so inspiring, we just want to do more!”

There are many options available for companies, organizations or groups to sponsor a pair of jeans. All proceeds go towards the pair of jeans, hemming (if applicable) and shipping to someone in need.

For more information, and to donate or sponsor online, simply click the link below:

Or, print and fill out the attached brochure with payment and mail, or

Please make checks out to: Ignite for Downs Designs Dreams, and mail to:

Downs Designs Dreams

8796 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060

Please note: Downs Designs Dreams is a (pending) 501(c)3. To ensure your tax deduction, please mail your check to us through our fiscal sponsor, Ignite.

Together, the company encourages others to spread awareness about the clothing challenges that many with special needs face every day. Help Downs Designs Dreams change lives – one pair of jeans at a time.



Twitter: @DwnsDesigns

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact: Karen Bowersox, Executive Director: (440) 487-5991, or the Downs Designs office: (877) 390-4851

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