DSSKY’s Scoops of Joy provides ice cream to local kids

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Down Syndrome of Southern Kentucky provides a fun treat for local kids.

“About a year and a half ago, we were brainstorming ways to have our members be able to engage in the community, be able to raise funds for the Down Syndrome of Southern Kentucky and just create advocacy. And so the idea came to us and a brilliant name, Scoops of Joy, because it’s ice cream and you’re just delivering happiness and it also provides joy for our members,” Eric Leach, President of DSSKY says.

The idea has been in the works for around 15 months, as this is the first year they’ve tried out an ice cream truck. Today, they served the Montessori School’s group of excited children.

“When we pulled up and they’re screaming ice cream, ice cream when they see the truck, it was just, you know, it gives you just elation on top of elation. But the guys, it makes me happy to see them being able to do something that makes them feel better about themselves and confident and build their confidence,” Stephanie Morton, Executive Director of DSSKY says.

The ice cream isn’t limited to just children though.

“Any business who wants to schedule Scoops of Joy, we’re going to be out at festivals, but private businesses can call and book us to come out to their business for customer appreciation or employee rewards, anything across the board,” Leach says.

The staff at DSSKY are excited to bring a little scoop of joy to the community.