The most rewarding aspect of the Buddy Program is really seeing the confidence of these young kids when they are with their mentors.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Buddy Program. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible. Friends like you provide increased opportunities and unforgettable fun for children in need of a mentor. Your generosity helps support essential programs that enrich the lives of our community’s children. Rigorous and on-going program evaluations ensure that our services are making a difference.
Through our business partnerships, Buddy Pairs can spend quality time together and experience the offerings of our local community. Whether making a cash donation, sponsoring an event, enabling your employees to volunteer time during the work-day, or offering discounts to our Buddy Pairs, your company can make a real difference.
Corporate Sponsors provide significant contributions in cash or in-kind donations that support our programs in many ways. In return, we provide prominent recognition and logo placement, access to our donors and major events. Our Corporate Sponsors are a key element of our strategic plans.
Be sure to check if your company offers a Matching Gift Program to increase your gift. If your company has its own internal employee giving campaign you may be able to designate your donation to the Buddy Program, often via payroll deduction. Some companies also provide paid time off for employees to volunteer with local organizations — consider becoming a Buddy Program volunteer!