World Down Syndrome day is a globally recognized day of awareness for down syndrome. It was enacted in 2012 from the United Nations. The day’s outreach is seen everywhere from social media to our own city here in McKinney, Texas.
If you want to donate locally in the area, we can recommend some places like Hug’s Cafe off Virginia Street in McKinney. It has some amazing food mostly sandwiches, salads, and soups. They are now delivering but if you order in you get the opportunity for an employee to guide you through the process and that is where the magic really happens. Hug’s is almost entirely staffed by adults with special needs.
“It’s gonna help me a lot to be with, like, friends,” says Blaine Hardin, 29, of McKinney, whose has been working as manager of packaging and labeling at a Rapid Refill ink cartridge store. “I never see my friends in the house, but it really helps me to be more outgoing and see friends.”
The restaurant is staffed with over 70% employees who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. The restaurant has offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to local special needs adults.
Check out their website to find more about the food or ways to help out if you can’t make it in before 3!