International Day of Charity 2020 5th of September is the International Day of Charity. This date was chosen as a tribute to Mother Theresa for her work and dedication to charitable causes, who died on 5th September 1997. On this day we call on you to support us in our commitment to improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome. How can I help? Become a member of DSi The strength of our network and our ability to represent the global Down syndrome community is enhanced by the commitment and support of our members. We could not do the work we do without our members. Become a member Volunteer We work with national member and contact organisations in 136 countries. In most cases, these groups have very limited resources and will welcome any help you can give - whether it is by raising awareness about their work, providing fundraising support or lending your professional or technical skills, they will welcome your offer of help. See our Global contacts Donate to our Global Campaign Your donations help us to continue our critical work to improve lives and ensure equal rights for all people with Down syndrome. DONATE Fundraise By doing something that you love or by setting yourself a new challenge you can raise money to help us improve the lives of people with Down syndrome around the world. FUNDRAISE We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters who make our work possible!