Northwestern College student with down syndrome selling t-shirts for down syndrome day

Northwestern College student with down syndrome selling t-shirts for down syndrome day

This is the table where Trey's Treats takes place every month. 21-year-old Trey Poppema, the only student with down syndrome at Northwestern College in Orange City.

Each month he holds he sells sweet treats at the VPH building.

And the money he raises from his monthly bake sale goes directly to a sponsored child in Africa, through Compassion International.

That's not all, he's running another fundraiser, in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.

"I made t-shirts with blue and yellow," said Poppema.

Poppema created custom tees and hoodies which say "I love Homies with Extra Chromies" and "Trey is just DOWN right Awesome!

"Trey is selling t-shirts for World Down Syndrome Day," said Poppema.

Professor of Education Tonya Moor-Huss, who works closely with Trey, also works in the NEXT Program, an opportunity for students with disabilities to have a college experience.

"Well Trey's pretty popular here on campus and this is his last year, so he'll be graduating in May. So we really wanted some sort of legacy for him to be left here in Northwestern. Our goal is to have him get a job here at Northwestern so he can remain on campus, but it's just something to promote down syndrome awareness," said Moor-Huss.

Poppema will graduate with a certificate this May.

World Down Syndrome Day takes place on March 21, 2018. If you'd like more information on the fundraiser, click here.


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