Brittany’s Baskets of Hope

Left to right: Brittany’s friend and co-worker Ashley Asti, Brittany Schiavone and her mom Susan with one of the baskets that is sent to families who have newly welcomed a baby with Down Syndrome into their lives.
Left to right: Brittany’s friend and co-worker Ashley Asti, Brittany Schiavone and her mom Susan with one of the baskets that is sent to families who have newly welcomed a baby with Down Syndrome into their lives.
Stimson homerooms 216 and 410 present a Pennywars check for $1,500 to Brittany Schiavone’s “Brittany’s Baskets of Hope.”
Stimson homerooms 216 and 410 present a Pennywars check for $1,500 to Brittany Schiavone’s “Brittany’s Baskets of Hope.”
Brittany, a South Huntington graduate, takes questions from her audience.
Brittany, a South Huntington graduate, takes questions from her audience.
One of her most endearing qualities is Brittany’s ability to openly share her life’s experiences. Brittany started kindergarten in 1993, where she and four other children piloted the first inclusion class in the South Huntington School District.
One of her most endearing qualities is Brittany’s ability to openly share her life’s experiences. Brittany started kindergarten in 1993, where she and four other children piloted the first inclusion class in the South Huntington School District.
Susan Schiavone gives her Stimson audience some background on Brittany’s time in the South Huntington’s schools.
Susan Schiavone gives her Stimson audience some background on Brittany’s time in the South Huntington’s schools.

On Tuesday, November 29th, Stimson homerooms 216 and 410 presented a Pennywars check for $1,500 to Brittany Schiavone, founder of Brittany’s Baskets of Hope. This is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to bringing information, support, guidance and hope to families that have recently welcomed a baby with Down Syndrome into their lives. 

Brittany, a South Huntington graduate, has made it her mission to deliver baskets that not only provide guidance to families, but gifts of love and joy for the babies and siblings as well.  “It is our hope that our Stimson donation continues to support such an amazing organization and hometown success story,” said Stimson Principal Edwin Smith.  

“I just want to let everyone know, just because you are born with a disability, it doesn’t mean you can’t do everything you want to do!” – Brittany Schiavone.

Click here to learn more about Brittany’s Baskets of Hope, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c3) tax deductible corporation dedicated to bringing information, support and hope to families who have recently given birth to a baby with Down syndrome.