College students gathered at local Bowling Alley to create one-to-one friendship buddy matches with host site participants from Self Advocacy Advisory Council (SAAC).
Meet Samantha Pires and Stephany Yee-Autele, our dynamic duo. They first met in 2016 at Kapolei High School. They have embraced the true meaning of a one-to-one friendship in only one year.
Hi, I am Patrick McGoldrick, and I am a Best Buddies Ambassador. I would like to tell you about my journey with Best Buddies, and how the organization has helped me improve so much in my life.
Oahu hosted its fifth annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk on March 11. The event took place at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. 175 participants were in attendance that included Leeward and Central school chapters: Kapolei HS, James Campbell HS, Pearl City HS and Aiea HS who assisted in volunteering their time at activity booths.
Agencies statewide were represented at the Honolulu State Capital Building on March 11, 2017, to advocate on behalf of Disabilities Awareness Month.
Maui hosted its first annual Block Party on March 4th at Maui Mall to spread awareness our mission. Huge Mahalo to Heidi and Da Shrimp Hale for spearheading the event and getting so many vendors on board. Local vendors donated a portion of daily sales to our programs.
Best Buddies Month is a time for Best Buddies participants to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, and the development of future leaders. Most importantly, it is a time to show the world the significance of these essentials in every individual’s life. What began in 1993 as a one-day event has become a month-long celebration of the Best Buddies mission. 2017 marks our 28th Anniversary, and we want you to celebrate the impact our friendship, jobs, and leadership development programs have had on your life.
Chandler’s favorite part of being in Best Buddies is “meeting people who are understanding and compassionate enough to go that extra mile and get to know and work with people with IDD.” She and her buddy, Chase, went to preschool together and have known each other for 13 years.
The Hawaii Hammerheads are on a mission to recognize organizations and groups like Best Buddies Hawaii, because they appreciate their hard work and dedication to the community they live in. “Camaraderie is the essence of all successes and Best Buddies blurs the line of reaching that type of trust for individuals on […]
Over 150 people gathered from across the island of Oahu to join in our 4th Annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Magic Island on Saturday, March 12, 2016. We exceeded our goal and raised over $20,000.00 with an increase of 37% from last year. Everyone was able to enjoy the […]