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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To Provide Safe, Adaptive, and Integrated Activities for Physically, Developmentally, and Mentally Disabled individuals, giving them the opportunities for growth and connection with the community at large.

Target demographics: Physically, Developmentally, and Mentally Disabled Individuals

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 40 families

Geographic areas served: Idaho

Programs: Bowling, Group Friday/Potluck, Dinner and a movie, and many more.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 5

I love Amazing Amigos!! My brother is a participant and said Amazing Amigos is "Totally awesome!" We love all the friends we meet, music Friday's, arts and crafts, and most of all the love and laughter we share with everyone. My mom and I have taken my brother to attend the Thursday bowling groups and Friday potlucks since 2012. We admire all that this organization has done for the community and all the lives it has enriched.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Been apart of Amazing Amigos before it became a non-profit it has enriched our lives way be on anything you could imagine. It has changed our family in such a great way. Thanks to all the volunteers that make sure this happens every week.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to highly commend Amazing Amigos' families and friends for their diligent commitment in providing ongoing activities for adults with disabilities. I have attended activities at various times with my sister. Sometimes I am moved to tears for the welcoming efforts to involve each person, no matter the limitations. Other times I chuckle with delight at the obvious positive responses to the fun the participants are having. Of course there are limitations to what activities can be offered due to financial restrictions, but the activities that are creatively offered are the only ones in the valley for this population that I am aware of. The need is huge. Applause to Amazing Amigos!!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful group that lets adults with different abilities be their selfs. I am honored to be apart of the group.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

My sister invited me to join her for lunch and fun with Amazing Amigos. That was a highlight of my visit to Idaho! People caring and sharing on a regular basis is like an essential heartbeat that keeps everyone connected and growing and smiling! One father and son even come from Boise to be there.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a blind and hard-of-hearing participant at Amazing Amigos.  Several years ago I posted an ad on Craigslist, hoping to start a life-enriching group  for people with disabilities.    It is important to me to be able to get  out into the community, and support seems    rather    limited.  I got  an exciting response from the president of this wonderful    organization!  Once I got steady transportation and assistance, I've been coming most Fridays for potluck and some activities ever since.  Thanks to all for the effort of keeping it running.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found this group after moving to Idaho from Oregon. Lots of fun for my autistic adult son and his Dad and me. Bingo, food, parties. It's a group for adult disabled folks.

3 Kylea H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I worked with my niece as a CSW we went to the Amigos events. They were always fun. The people are amazing. They really are a great group for people of all disabilities and family to hang out and socialize. I highly recommend them.

2 Becky114

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think Amazing Amigos is wonderful!! I have seen the amazing benefits this program has through family members more directly involved!! Keep up the great work!!

Client Served

Rating: 2

I go to amazing Amigos every week. People don't bring food to share with other people. There activities suck big time. I think there needs to be a change in the activities

2 Denise156

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I see what this organization does with a family member and some of his friends, and I think they are AMAZING. This is not something I personally could do, but am so thankful for the ones that selflessly devote so much time and energy to a great cause.

5 Steven66

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization! I've seen so many positive changes in my cousin since he has participated and he looks forward to every event. Too many times people with adversities are overlooked, over medicated and not included. It's heartwarming to see the care given and the smiles on the faces of the recipients. Keep up the great work!

3 Dori T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We found Amazing Amigos 5 years ago. My son has DS and is non verbal. At amazing amigos we found friends and a great wealth of knowledge to tap into. I as the parent enjoy the group as much as my son.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Around six years ago after I graduated high school and moved to Idaho I didn't have much to do or people to hang out with. My aunt heard about a Valentines dance so we went and I meet a fellow participate and she told me about this group. I have been going every week since and really look forward to going, seeing everyone and helping out as such as I can.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about Amazing Amigos a couple years ago through a client. Both my client and I look forward to going every week. We love to volunteer and to participate in all the activities. It truly is a fun positive environment to be in and all the people there are AMAZING!!! Pictured is my Client Sharon. She is showing off her prize she won at Amazing Amigos bingo.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The amigos are a great concept that has been transformed into a great activity. In other places where we have lived, specifically Hawaii, adults with Down syndrome, like my brother-in-law, are treated as a bad thing. When people see them, they are looked at as not nice and avoided.

The Amigos are the epitome of the opposite feelings here in Idaho. Challenged adults are given a role among equals, given a chance to interact as real people and treated with love and respect.

The Amigos are a wonderful giving group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending an event held by the Amazing Amigos in support of my dad and his wife who are caretakers of an adult with disabilities. Matthew looks forward to these activities all week. He is able to interact with his friends, play games, and eat good food. This group is growing quickly and the people that run it are truly dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults with special needs.