Dine in for the Down Syndrome Centre is all about connecting with friends and family for a good cause! Our ask is simple. Spend some quality time (virtually) with friends and family over dinner while donating to our centre. Just follow these four easy steps, and you’re there!
Step 1- Choose a date (and let us know!)
Step 2- Create your menu or choose from our list of curated recipes
Step 3- Invite your friends (check out our how-to section here)
Steph 4- Make your ‘Dine-in’ Donation (click here to donate online)
With the time and money saved only cooking for your household, why not make a donation to our centre in lieu of buying groceries? You can still have the gourmet meal, but at half the cost! Your donation goes to helping ensure our centre can provide services to children with Down syndrome.
For more information or for any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for joining out Dine In community! We are happy to have you in our growing group of people cooking and conversing with their loved ones.
Our ask is simple: host a #virtualdinnerparty with loved ones near and far while donating to our centre. During a time where people are physically apart, we want to bring people together. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for group calls and video conferencing to help our diners reach their full ‘host with the most’ potential!
Video Conferencing apps for groups
Skype– Simple Video calls, good for groups
Skype offers people the option to simply video chat on a laptop, tablet, or mobile. You must have a Skype account to use it, but it is free to set up an account. Click here to set up your account today and get started.
Skype is available on your desktop through a download, or from your app store on tablets and mobiles. Set up is quick and easy. Here is a step by step guide on how to start.
Zoom- Video Conferencing for big groups
Zoom offers large groups the chance to video conference for up to 40 minutes. After the 40 minute mark, users must log off or if they want to continue, sign up for a paid membership. All parties on the call must have Zoom downloaded to participate. Click here to download Zoom.
This service offers great video quality, but uses a call-invite model. You must be invited to a Zoom call meeting to join. Here’s a guide on how to set up a Zoom account and meeting.
Google Hangouts- Free tool for all Gmail user to connect
Most people have a Gmail account, and if you don’t- setting up one is free and easy. We find Google Hangouts is a great, easy option for people to video chat with big groups for an unlimited amount of time. You can access hangouts from your desktop, mobile, or tablet. Here’s how!
To start a Google Hangout, you must invite people to a hangout meeting- just like you would a dinner party! All invited members will have access to a link. Simply click that link and start video chatting!
WhatsApp and Facetime Video
Both WhatsApp and Facetime have great and easy to use video conferencing systems built in for small group conferencing.
Whatsapp allows video chats of 4 screens or less with great video quality. Click here for information on how to video chat with Whatsapp.
If everyone in your intended dinner party has an iPhone or apple product, you can use Facetime. Facetime video works with up to 32 people and is a great easy way to connect. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up a call.
Neven is all about family friendly home cooked food, and his recipe’s don’t disappoint! Click on any of the links below for his favourite recipes from start to finish.
How to Donate
Please choose the amount that you would like to donate from our donation link here or press the button below!
If you would like to donate an amount that isn’t listed click on the ‘donate here’ link below the shining suns!
Lodge a Donation
If you would prefer to make a donation through a bank lodgement or via online banking then all you need from us are our centre’s bank details which are:
Account Name: The Down Syndrome Centre
Bank: AIB, Cornelscourt, Dublin 18
Account Number: 31976077
Sort Code: 93-33-92
IBAN: IE68 AIBK 93339231976077
Post a Donation
Alternatively if you would like to send a cheque or money order, please make it payable to The Down Syndrome Centre and post it to:
The Down Syndrome Centre
Old Bray Road
Please make a note of your name and address as part of your cheque payment or lodgement so we can acknowledge your generosity!
Your donation could qualify for tax relief!
There is a way to make your donation count for even more – at no extra cost to you! If you are an Irish taxpayer and you donate a total of €250 or more in a calendar year, we can claim back tax on your donation – at no extra cost to you.
All you have to do is complete and return a CHY4 Cert and we can do the rest.
Thank you for helping us build a brighter future for people with Down syndrome.