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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain financial information about your foundation?

You can view official Band of Angels Foundation financials in the PDFs below:

How did Band of Angels conduct research for Common Threads?

In 1999, Band of Angels distributed a survey to approximately 3,000 families who have a member with Down syndrome. We received 257 responses from families of all different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our findings about the talents, skills, hobbies, and passions of people with Down syndrome are reported in our book, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome.

How can I obtain the research referenced in Common Threads?

Any organization interested in obtaining these results may do so simply by purchasing a copy of the book. Then feel free to reference specific sections with appropriate notation (p.34, Common Threads, pub. Band of Angels Press, 2001) in your organization's regular newsletters.

How do I get my child in the calendar or cards?

The majority of children used in Band of Angels products are local to the metro Detroit area. We shoot on location throughout the year.If you would like to have your child considered as a model, please complete and mail the following form, including a recent photo, to us. » Band of Angels Foundation Model Form

Are the children professional models?

No. The children are simply local kids.

Can we submit our own photographs?

No. The Beautiful Faces calendars and Band of Angels products are all photographed on location using a professional photographer, Kendra Dew. The delicate and unique look is part of the beauty of our products and reflects a strong collaboration between photographer, Kendra Dew, and founder, Cynthia Kidder.

What types of programs can be funded with the Ralph E. Waltenbaugh Scholarship money?

The Ralph E. Waltenbaugh Scholarship funds a broad range of programs from community college to specific job training. Let us know the programs in which you are interested, and we will try our best to accommodate. All programs are for post high school opportunities.

Who can receive a scholarship?

Any child who has completed, or is in the process of completing high school, and has Down syndrome is eligible to receive the Ralph E. Waltenbaugh Scholarship.

Do you give donations to support groups?

We give donations to support groups very judiciously. We are a very small company and have a limited budget for donations. Please ask us on a case-by-case basis for individual donations, and we will be happy to let you know if your group is one we support.