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Best Buddies International

(Non-profit)  
Not for Profit - Charitable
100 - 250 employees  |  
Overview

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,900 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in over 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 1 million individuals with and without disabilities around the world. Best Buddies volunteers annually contribute, at no cost to their communities, support services that equate to more than $168 million USD.

In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.

Best Buddies® is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EOE and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.


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Mission and Vision

Our Mission


To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities
for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development
for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Our Vision
To put Best Buddies out of business.
Contact us
100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305 374 2233
Fax: 305 374 5305
Toll Free: 800 89 BUDDY (28339)