On April 9th, Homestead Funding Corp. participated in the 2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY. This is Homestead’s second year as a sponsor for Best Buddies, and so far we’ve raised almost $8,000!
Best Buddies was founded in 1989 when Anthony K. Shriver observed the lack of opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to socialize with their peers without disabilities. The upstate New York office is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement to create opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with IDD.
Through Best Buddies, people with IDD have successfully moved from segregation and desolation to a new acceptance in their schools and communities. Best Buddies programs are positively impacting over 1,500 students with and without disabilities on 29 campuses throughout upstate New York.
As an organization, Best Buddies raised $170k at the walk this year! Keep up the great work Best Buddies, we feel honored to be a part of what you do!
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