Best Buddies International will host the Everyday Diversity Auction & Sweepstakes to benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The Everyday Diversity Auction & Sweepstakes will feature a range of items including fine art, dining, sports memorabilia, vacations & staycations, health & fitness, accessories and one-of-a kind VIP experiences. 100% of the proceeds will be used to provide immediate and critical services to Best Buddies participants. This includes job training for participants and employers, leadership training so that ambassadors are able to advocate for their needs, resources to ensure that friendship programs can pivot into the virtual space and inclusive living opportunities.
Best Buddies International acknowledges the racial inequality and injustices faced by the black community. The organization strives to increase Black representation within the four program pillars, Staff, Leadership Team and Board of Directors. We stand as allies with the Black community and will utilize our position of privilege to listen to and amplify their voices. Best Buddies is committed to the following:
- Establishing Best Buddies programs in predominantly Black Institutions
- Providing scholarships and support to eliminate barriers which prevent volunteers in Black communities from establishing and fully participating in Best Buddies programs
- Best Buddies participants from the University of Central Florida
- Creating inclusion and diversity curriculum for staff and volunteers