March is Best Buddies Month!
March is Best Buddies Month and a time for our participants and supporters to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, inclusive living, and the development of future leaders.
What started in 1993 as a one-day event has involved into a month-long celebration promoting one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Together we are changing lives. Your support allows us to provide Best Buddies participants like Will Brady the resources and support needed to excel in jobs that value them for the unique gifts and abilities they possess.
This month, join us as we celebrate the achievements of our participants and supporters, and continue to expand our mission globally. Here are more ways you can celebrate Best Buddies Month with us:
1.) Sign Up for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk!
Our Friendship Walks have made a profound impact in communities nationwide, especially for individuals with IDD. Every Best Buddies Friendship Walk promotes an atmosphere for new friendships, and most of all, inclusion.
Sign up during Best Buddies Month to help create communities of inclusion! FIND A WALK NEAR ME
2.) Wear your Best Buddies gear.
What better way to display the power of our mission than by wearing your Best Buddies apparel? It’s a conversation starter, and one of our biggest creators of awareness, besides you. Don’t have Best Buddies gear? Visit the Best Buddies Shop and get 20% off select items through March! SHOP NOW
3.) Pledge to spread inclusion.
Be a teammate. Be a friend. Welcome someone who has been left out. Sit next to someone alone at lunch. Say hello to someone in the hallway. There are so many ways to spread inclusion. Choose yours. Make a pledge and start today. Join us to make inclusion a reality for all people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Make your pledge here: MAKE YOUR PLEDGE
4.) Share you Best Buddies story on social media.
Tell the world how Best Buddies has impacted your life and share your story on social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #BestBuddiesMonth and tag @bestbuddies in your posts for a chance to be reshared on our official accounts! For those of you not on social media, you can still share your story with us by submitting the form below. We’d love to hear from you! SHARE YOUR STORY
5.) Join e-Buddies.
If you would love an opportunity to create more connections in a virtual space, then the newly evolved e-Buddies is the place for you! When you join you can opt to be matched in a one-to-one friendship or to only participate in our vibrant e-Buddies community through the platform and virtual events. OR you can choose to do it all! Whichever option you choose, we look forward to having you become a member of our ever-growing and engaging e-Buddies Community.
Written by: Anthony K. Shriver
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Best Buddies International