What started in 1993 as a one-day event has become a month-long celebration promoting one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This month, join us as we celebrate the achievements of our participants and supporters, and continue to expand our mission globally.
Ways to Celebrate:
1) Sign up for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk!
Our Friendship Walks have made a profound impact in communities nationwide, especially for individuals with IDD. Every Best Buddies Friendship Walk promotes an atmosphere for new friendships, and most of all, inclusion. Sign up during Best Buddies Month to help create communities of inclusion!Find a Walk Near Me
2) Wear your Best Buddies gear
What better way to display the power of our mission than by wearing your Best Buddies apparel? It’s a conversation starter, and one of our biggest creators of awareness, besides you. Don’t have Best Buddies gear? Visit the Best Buddies Shop at shop.bestbuddies.org and get 20% off select items through March!Shop now
3) Pledge to spread inclusion
Be a teammate. Be a friend. Welcome someone who has been left out. Sit next to someone alone at lunch. Say hello to someone in the hallway. There are so many ways to spread inclusion. Choose yours. Make a pledge and start today. Join us to make inclusion a reality for all people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Make your pledge below.Make your pledge