The Best Buddies Indiana Jobs program helps people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities overcome employment barriers by working one on one with job seekers and employers to find or create jobs. One of those places is MOD Pizza…
This year the Best Buddies Indiana Gala raised over $320,000! The combined total for all of the 11 Champion teams was over $195,000 raised during the 8 week period. Indiana Rooftop Ballroom graciously hosted the Best Buddies Indiana Gala for the third year in a row.
Peter joined the Best Buddies Jobs Program in the summer of 2018 and was recently hired to work at Meals on Wheels. When asked about his favorite part of the job, Peter exclaimed, “Everything! I can’t pick just one thing.”
In the Best Buddies Jobs program, Hugh is dedicated to learning more about his own strengths and interests. Hugh currently works at the Golf Club of Indiana where he serves as a groundskeeper.
“My favorite part of Best Buddies is developing new friendships and seeing everyone interact with each other. I absolutely love seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces when our chapter comes together for our monthly events”
It’s been an exciting first couple months of the school year as chapters have held call-out meetings, match parties, and recruitment events to tell all their friends about how fun it is to be in Best Buddies!
Over 2,300 Best Buddies participants from around the globe gathered in Bloomington, Indiana at Indiana University to attend the Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) July 20-22, 2018.
Why did you join Best Buddies?
Kelsey: “Inclusion has always been a major part of my life. From a young age, I was exposed to an environment and lifestyle that taught me to love everyone…”
We are so excited about everything that our chapters have accomplished and are so excited to see their successes continue over the summer and into the upcoming year!
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Indianapolis took place on Sunday, April 22 at White River State Park, with more than 2000 people in attendance. Proceeds from the Best Buddies Friendship Walk provide the primary support for programs throughout Indiana.