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Best Buddies Pennsylvania

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 70

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226 Paul Street Pittsburgh PA 15211 USA

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved in the school friendship programs with Best Buddies Pittsburgh for 8 years now. Because of Best Buddies, I found that working and socializing with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is one of the most fun and rewarding activities I could do. And because of this, I decided to attend Slippery Rock University for Special Education but recently changed majors to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a community setting. My advice to anyone who is unsure about not only participating in Best Buddies but working with people with disabilities is to try it! Like I said above, it is one of the best things you can do in your life! Best Buddies has allowed me to choose a career that I know I will love someday soon!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation
Rating: 5 stars  

As a Board Member, I could not be more proud to be a part of this growing organization in the Pittsburgh region. My brother has Down Syndrome and it is through programs like Best Buddies that he has been able to develop into the amazing young man that he is today. He is almost a black belt in Karate, educates college students on Down Syndrome, works a full time job at a local nursing home, and has won gold medals in basketball and golf in the local special olympics (which he won with his 'Buddy'). Even though he has three brothers, it was through a Best Buddies program that he was able to really expand his network and life skills. I look forward to my role on the Best Buddies Board and being a small part of the passionate team ready to launch the organization to new heights in Pittsburgh!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the joy of friendship for individuals with IDD.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

advise the local governments to provide more funding to this very important non-profit.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Best Buddies is an amazing organization with a bright future. There is great leadership and passionate champions of the mission. I encourage all to support Best Buddies Pennsylvania.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing the impact it has on members and IDD community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more people unfamiliar with Best Buddies to learn more about it. Friendship touches us all.

 
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