In April 2018, Best Buddies Global Ambassador Tom Brady travels to Qatar to launch integrated employment initiative in partnership with the country’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Museums and Best Buddies Qatar participants.
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Best Buddies celebrates its 30th anniversary on January 19, 2019.
Best Buddies officially launches its fourth mission pillar, Inclusive Living. BESTBUDDIES® Living provides an integrated experience in which people with and without IDD are active, contributing citizens – living independently in a dynamic environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive.
In October 2019, under the leadership of Entertainment Industry Foundation, Best Buddies, Special Olympics and Autism Speaks, launch Delivering Jobs, a campaign to create pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with IDD by 2025.
In 2020, Best Buddies launches BESTBUDDIES® Ventures – an initiative that spreads the organization’s mission, builds inclusive workplaces for people with IDD, and generates revenue, by creating co-branded businesses with respected companies in the community. BESTBUDDIES® X Rosetta Bakery is the first venture launched in June 2020 as an equal partnership that creates employment opportunities for individuals with IDD, and serves as a profit-center for Best Buddies through a store-front bakery and coffee shop.