South Carolina is one of just a few states without a Best Buddies office to establish and support local chapters. That means the 160,000 people with IDD in South Carolina are missing a chance to move from an environment of segregation and isolation to one where they are engaged, accepted and integrated into our schools, our workplaces and our communities.
Our immediate goals are straightforward: to raise awareness about the organization and to raise $250,000 to create a full time office in South Carolina. This will allow us to form, promote and administer chapters across the state. Every day Best Buddies provides the opportunity for a smile, a phone call, a laugh, and most importantly, a friend. With your help, we can make this a reality in South Carolina as well!