GEWWC WOMEN OF HONOR AWARDS
Brittany SchiavoneHumanitarian Nominee
Brittany Schiavone is the founder of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Brittany’s Baskets of Hope. Her mission is to create and deliver welcome baskets full of resources, love, and hope to new babies with Down syndrome and their families across the country. She believes that no matter who you are or how you’re born, your arrival deserves to be celebrated! To date, Brittany has delivered over 300 baskets to families in 45 different states across the country and has spoken at schools, colleges, and conferences throughout Long Island. Brittany and her baskets of hope have been featured on FOXBusiness.com, The Mighty, Ditch the Label, Elephant Journal, and on News 12 Long Island, where she was selected as one of their “12 Making a Difference” in 2016. Beyond her role with Brittany’s Baskets of Hope, Brittany currently holds a job in retail. Brittany is also currently involved in Consolidated Support Services, and is leading a full, self-determined life. Brittany graduated from Walt Whitman High School and holds an IEP diploma. In the fall of 2016, she enrolled in college courses for the first time through Hofstra University’s CMA Live Wire program for individuals with special needs, and she continued her education at Hofstra during the Spring 2017 semester.