Cold Stone is proud to support our official charity partner, Best Buddies, as they work to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In addition to hosting a nationwide fundraising campaign to generate funds that further Best Buddies’ mission, we are also excited to offer a select number of Cold Stone employees the opportunity to join their online Friendship program. The e-Buddies program promotes social inclusion online for people with IDD.
In e-Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome, come together online with people without disabilities to form friendships and a community that celebrates their diversity of character and abilities.Join the Cold Stone e-Buddies Program
e-Buddies is an e-mail pen pal program that provides safe opportunities for one-to-one e-mail friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Computers are an integral part of modern society, providing access to an abundance of social and creative outlets. By participating in e-Buddies, members develop technology literacy skills and become more confident communicating online, opening up opportunities for higher-level education and employment.
Fifty-four percent (54%) of Members with IDD revealed that they feel more confident engaging in other online social outlets as a result of their participation in e-Buddies.
– 2016 Best Buddies Annual Survey (Hardman, University of Utah)