Here at LAUT, we know the importance of giving to help those around us. Each month, our team gets together and chooses an organization that is making a difference to their communities. This month, we are proud to present to you our charity for the month: Best Buddies Texas.
Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies provides one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for these individuals.
One-To-One Friendships help to foster friendships between individuals who have IDD and those without it. This friendship program helps those living with IDD break through social barriers during one of the most important times in a young person’s life.
The Best Buddies Job program is based on one the four key mission pillars for the organization, Integrated Employment. This program helps to secure jobs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This helps them to earn income on their own, pay taxes and regularly and independently support themselves.
The Leadership Development Program at Best Buddies aids in educating and empowering individuals with or without IDD to become leaders, public speakers, and advocates within their communities. Best Buddies firmly believes that this program helps lead the effort in building up these individuals so that they can lead confidently within their communities while helping build a more inclusive world for people with IDD.
If you would like to learn more about Best Buddies and their efforts or how you can donate to help make a difference, please visit the link below. https://www.bestbuddies.org/texas/