Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome (FINDS)
FINDS Christmas Party

Our Annual FINDS Christmas Party is now taking reservations!

This annual event is our largest and most fun event.  We combine music, dancing, Santa, gifts, door prizes and a great time for everyone.

Come join us on Saturday December 10, 2016 at D'Andrea Banquets.  The party begins at 9:30 am with breakfast served at 10:30.  The party ends at 1:00 pm.

D'Andrea Banquets is at 4419 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake.
Their breakfast buffet is amazing and includes all of your favorite breakfast foods - pancakes, bacon, sausages, pastries, potatoes, etc.  

In addition, we will have a DJ playing music and organizing dance contests for all to enjoy.  Of course, Santa will be joining us and bringing gifts for all kids who RSVP.

The cost remains at $5 per person with a maximum of $20 per family and it includes grandparents.  This is an amazing deal for a really great time.

It is important to RSVP to this event so we have food and gifts for your family.  You can RSVP here using PayPal or you can send RSVP and payment to:  
PO. Box 1441
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1441

The last day for RSVPs is Monday December 5.  Unfortunately, we won't be able to accommodate late RSVPs so if you think you're coming, let us know soon.

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FINDS needs board members

July 2016

FINDS has been serving the McHenry County area for more than 35 years and we are a completely volunteer run organization.  Since we are run by passionate parents and family members of individuals with DS, we are always looking for other passionate family members to help out.  The existing board has been serving for far longer than our charter requires and we would love to pass the torch to some other wonderful people.  Of course, we are willing to stay and help, but we need new ideas and new energy to drive this bus.

If you would like to volunteer and spend some time helping plan events, we really could use your help.  Contact Michael Fisher ( to discuss how you can help make a difference in the lives of these wonderful people with Down Syndrome and their families.

Whether you would like to serve on the board or just help with events and volunteering, please contact us.

NEW! - Teen Group 

The FINDS Teen group had a blast at their first event.  We played video games, board games, and hung out and ate food, had a few soft drinks and visited.  It was truly a great time

If you would like to join us for our next teen event, please contact Grace Minior for more information.  

Bring your teen and plan on having a blast.

Our wonderful Grace Minior is the contact on this fun event.  You can get more details by contacting her at:

Digital Newsletter

In order to save substantial amounts of money on ever increasing postage costs, FINDS is moving to a completely digital newsletter.  If you wish to receive our digital newsletter, please send an email to Michael and request to be placed on our newsletter e-mail list.

Your request can be sent to: