This month for Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own, Matt Kaulig had the opportunity to learn more about the organization The Up Side of Downs. Its mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and communities.

Matt sat down with Executive Director Toni Mullee to learn more about the organization and everything it does across Northeast Ohio. The Up Side of Downs serves more than 1,000 families in more than 16 communities through support services, education, life skills, and more.

He also had a wonderful conversation with Sarah Platt–one of the many served by The Up Side of Downs–about her business “Just Beachy” where she sells art and jewelry created from artifacts she finds on the beaches of Kelleys Island.

Watch Matt talk with Toni Mullee and Sarah Platt on October’s episode of Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own

What is Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own?

Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own is about good people doing good work in Northeast Ohio. WJW Fox 8 and Kaulig Charitable Giving Programs teams up to celebrate Cleveland’s Own by highlighting the best of our region in a big way! Each month, Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer and Kaulig Companies and LeafFilter Executive Chairman Matt Kaulig, share a story about a person or organization from Northeast Ohio doing good work.

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