Get Involved

Listed below are a  few of the many ways you can help support the families of HOIDSA.

You can volunteer, find an event to take part in or donate – it’s up to you!   No matter which way you choose to get involved, we want to help you do it.


HOIDSA offers many volunteer opportunities for students and adults throughtout the year.  Volunteers can be your family, friends, neighbors or anyone. Get involved and make a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.  

We have made it simple for you to make a donation.  You can either donate online or through the mail.  

No matter which way you choose to help, the Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association thanks you!



31st ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER - Sunday, March 1st, 2020 11:00am-6:00pm  ITOO Hall, 4909 W. Farmington Rd, Peoria

All-you-can-eat LaGondola Spaghetti of Decatur  $8.00/adult  $5.50/child age 3+  Takeout orders available

Bake Sale, Raffle, Silent Auction, Face Painting, Entertainment!


Click here to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve, clear tables, and clean up. We are using so people can choose the job they want in the 2-1/2 hour time slot they prefer.  If you have questions, contact Anne Hollis at (309) 219-5899.


Please download the spaghetti dinner flier and share with others.   Post them at work or on Facebook. Tell everyone you know to come out & have a good meal for a great cause! Link to "2020 Spaghetti Dinner Flyer Digital.pdf"


BAKE SALE DONATIONS NEEDED: We are so grateful for the many goodies you and your families have supplied over the years for our Spaghetti Dinner Bake Sale.  We know that we can count on you again to help us raise more funds at this booth!  We always have such a nice variety of baked goods, so any of your specialties will be appreciated.  If you don’t bake, we’ll accept goodie bags of candy or feel free to solicit donations from  your favorite bakery!

As always, we will be happy to package and price the items on the day of the sale.  They will be accepted throughout the day.  If you have large quantities, it is best to receive these early in the day.  Please mark your containers so we can return them to you.  Also, please indicate what flavor the item is if it is not evident.  If you cannot attend the dinner but wish to donate to the bake sale, you can arrange to have your items picked up.  Please contact Teri Ehrenhardt at 309.645.5690 to arrange for pick up.  Some years we’ve been sold out before the end of the dinner.  Please help keep us supplied throughout the day.  Gluten free items and goodies for diabetics are appreciated as well (Chex Mix, Trail Mix, etc.).


2020 FRIENDS of HOIDSA Walk coming soon!  

Click here to register for the walk: 

Click here to download the brochure for registration and fundraising: 


2017 FRIENDS of HOIDSA Walk picture link:

2017 FRIENDS of HOIDSA Walk slideshow link:



To make a donation online, click the "DONATE using PayPal" button on the top right side of this page

To make a donation by mail, send to HOIDSA c/o Bethel Lutheran Church, 325 E Queenwood Rd, Morton IL 61550



For information on how to volunteer, check the volunteer button, fill out the form and click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of this page.

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