Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Be a Best Buddy

Ever heard of Best Buddies? There’s a good chance that you have heard of this noteworthy nonprofit. Since its founding in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies has grown into an international organization. There are more than 1,400 college, high school and middle school campuses across the globe dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships. Plus, there’s also Best Buddies Jobs, which provides people with intellectual disabilities with integrated employment opportunities.

Best Buddies provides a lot of ways to become involved. An easy way to find out how you can get started is by attending the Best Buddies Open House on May 7th. Stop by the Best Buddies office to learn about the organization’s mission over refreshments, and donate to support the office’s very own team for the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port. Two employees at Best Buddies Massachusetts, Jessica and Cara, will be cycling 100 miles in the challenge and have pledged to raise $20,000 for Best Buddies’ cause, so please support their effort.

For more information on Best Buddies, please go to www.bestbuddiesma.org.
For more information on the Audi Best Buddies Challenge, please go to www.bestbuddieschallenge.org.

Open House Details
When – Thursday, May 7th from 5:30 to 8:00
Where – Best Buddies Massachusetts Office
45 Bromfield Street, 3rd Floor, Boston
Suggested donation of $15 per person or $25 for two people to support the Audi Best Buddies Challenge team.
Please RSVP to carolynostrom@bestbuddies.org

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