Best Buddies Wisconsin

Best Buddies Wisconsin Best Buddies is committed to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development & inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)

How does it work? Best Buddies is structured around the academic year. If your child goes to one of the participating schools or is affiliated with one of our host sites, then they qualify to participate. One-to-one matches are made in the fall and both individuals in the “buddy pair” commit to the program for an academic year. Best Buddies staff works with the chapter by providing continual suppo

How does it work? Best Buddies is structured around the academic year. If your child goes to one of the participating schools or is affiliated with one of our host sites, then they qualify to participate. One-to-one matches are made in the fall and both individuals in the “buddy pair” commit to the program for an academic year. Best Buddies staff works with the chapter by providing continual suppo

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Introducing our 2021 Best Buddies Champion of the Year Candidates! You can now donate to support them as they compete to...
08/20/2021

Introducing our 2021 Best Buddies Champion of the Year Candidates! You can now donate to support them as they compete to raise the most funds and awareness for Best Buddies! Thank you to all of our amazing Champions for spreading inclusion in our community!
www.bestbuddieschampion.org/wisconsin

Introducing our 2021 Best Buddies Champion of the Year Candidates! You can now donate to support them as they compete to raise the most funds and awareness for Best Buddies! Thank you to all of our amazing Champions for spreading inclusion in our community!
www.bestbuddieschampion.org/wisconsin

The Best Buddies Shop is hosting a Back to School Sale now through August 22nd. Proceeds support Best Buddies. Check it ...
08/18/2021

The Best Buddies Shop is hosting a Back to School Sale now through August 22nd. Proceeds support Best Buddies. Check it out!

https://www.shop.bestbuddies.org/

The Best Buddies Shop is hosting a Back to School Sale now through August 22nd. Proceeds support Best Buddies. Check it out!

https://www.shop.bestbuddies.org/

Benson found a new hat at the Best Buddies Sidewalk sale! Something for everyone!! We are here until 3pm!
08/13/2021

Benson found a new hat at the Best Buddies Sidewalk sale! Something for everyone!! We are here until 3pm!

Benson found a new hat at the Best Buddies Sidewalk sale! Something for everyone!! We are here until 3pm!

Join us in one week for our Champion of the Year Kickoff!
08/12/2021

Join us in one week for our Champion of the Year Kickoff!

Join us in one week for our Champion of the Year Kickoff!

This super cool spot is owned by great friends of Best Buddies - Kristin and Chris. Please support their dream!Best Budd...
08/11/2021
First look: Bad Moon Saloon

This super cool spot is owned by great friends of Best Buddies - Kristin and Chris. Please support their dream!

Best Buddies Wisconsin staff will be there on August 19th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for our Champion of the Year Kick Off party! We cannot wait! Hope to see you there.

A motorcycle bar with so much more.

More items to take a sneak peak at before the Sidewalk Sale. Join us on August 13th from 7:30am-3pm and August 14th 7:30...
08/03/2021

More items to take a sneak peak at before the Sidewalk Sale. Join us on August 13th from 7:30am-3pm and August 14th 7:30am-1pm. Location: 10425 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa. Find us on 104th Street!

**All proceeds support the Best Buddies mission focused on friendship, jobs, leadership development and INCLUSION for all**

Pictured:
- Valentine's gifts, decorations and crafts
- Plant baskets
- Candles - LED and regular
- Wrapping paper storage containers

07/30/2021

Are you a Champion for Inclusion? Nominate yourself or someone you know who is a leader in our community for inclusion. Ava, one of Best Buddies 2019 Champion candidates, shares her 'why'.
#championoftheyear #inclusion #bestbuddies

Here's a sneak peak of additional items that will be at the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale. It will be a crafter's paradise ...
07/29/2021

Here's a sneak peak of additional items that will be at the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale. It will be a crafter's paradise and we guarantee there is something for everyone! Join us on August 13th from 7:30am-3pm and August 14th 7:30am-1pm. Location: 10425 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa. Find us on 104th Street!

- Boxes and boxes of flowers for floral arrangements
- Wreaths
- Ribbon
- Frozen baking supplies
- Wooden signs to paint
- Sewing boxes
- Cross stitch sets

We are counting down to the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale. Join us on August 13th from 7:30am-3pm and August 14th 7:30am-1p...
07/28/2021

We are counting down to the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale. Join us on August 13th from 7:30am-3pm and August 14th 7:30am-1pm. Location: 10425 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa. Find us on 104th Street!

Check out these awesome items:
-Christmas/holiday decor: signs, bells, bows, flags, you name it!
-Halloween: trick or treat bags, garland, party supplies, decor, pumpkins to paint (great Fall craft!)
- Cozy socks and soft blankets
- Snuggle blankets for the kids, craft kits and LOTS of toys from small stuffed animals to model rockets!
- 4th of July decorations: flags, festive earrings, mesh ribbons, floral, small 4th of July themed craft kits

You do NOT want to miss this. All proceeds benefit the Best Buddies mission and our focus on inclusion for all!

You will not want to miss the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale on August 13th from 7:30am-3pm and August 14th 7:30am-1pm. 1042...
07/27/2021

You will not want to miss the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale on August 13th from 7:30am-3pm and August 14th 7:30am-1pm. 10425 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa. Find us on 104th Street!

Here is a preview of some of the items up for grabs:

-Lots of fabric! All different designs and amounts.
-Decorative mesh – perfect for Spring crafts, baskets and decorations
-Sunflower wreaths – we have PLENTY and other Fall décor signs for the home
-Yarn – lots of colors and amounts
-Holiday decor - signs, ribbons, vases

**All items are brand new and all proceeds support the Best Buddies mission**

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) of Milwaukee County provides FREE information and assistance regarding community re...
07/26/2021

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) of Milwaukee County provides FREE information and assistance regarding community resources and services for adults with differing abilities ages 18 to 59. DRC staff assist individuals to plan for short-term and long-term needs, access community services and resources, and learn about programs and benefits available.

Check out their brochure here:https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/DHHS/DSD/20180731-DSD-DRCTri-FoldPRINT.pdf

You can reach them at: 414) 289-6660 or visit their website: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/DHHS/DSD/Disability-Resource-Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) of Milwaukee County provides FREE information and assistance regarding community resources and services for adults with differing abilities ages 18 to 59. DRC staff assist individuals to plan for short-term and long-term needs, access community services and resources, and learn about programs and benefits available.

Check out their brochure here:https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/DHHS/DSD/20180731-DSD-DRCTri-FoldPRINT.pdf

You can reach them at: 414) 289-6660 or visit their website: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/DHHS/DSD/Disability-Resource-Center

Are you looking for some awesome DEALS on home decor, crafts, flowers, wreaths and small toys?! We will have something f...
07/20/2021

Are you looking for some awesome DEALS on home decor, crafts, flowers, wreaths and small toys?!

We will have something for everyone at the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale. Join us on August 13th and August 14th from 7:30am-3pm outside the Fairview Building at 10425 W North Ave. Wauwatosa (across from the Container Store at Mayfair Mall).

All items are brand new and support the Best Buddies mission!

Are you looking for some awesome DEALS on home decor, crafts, flowers, wreaths and small toys?!

We will have something for everyone at the Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale. Join us on August 13th and August 14th from 7:30am-3pm outside the Fairview Building at 10425 W North Ave. Wauwatosa (across from the Container Store at Mayfair Mall).

All items are brand new and support the Best Buddies mission!

No plans for your Friday night!? Come to the Best Buddies drive in movie! It’s FREE! Movie starts at dusk! I’ll be worki...
07/16/2021

No plans for your Friday night!? Come to the Best Buddies drive in movie! It’s FREE! Movie starts at dusk!
I’ll be working the concessions stand!

Who's ready for our Best Buddies Drive In Movie Night? It's almost here!

Join us on Friday, July 16th. This event is FREE and open to ANYONE. We ask that you sign up for the event by clicking this link: https://lnkd.in/gAHq4yQ

Event Location: N19 W24400 Riverwood Drive Waukesha, WI – the movie will be shown in a parking lot within the business park which is located right off of Hwy 164. Please look for our big movie screen!

Event Timing: You can arrive at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at dusk (approx 8:30pm). We will have games set up for people to play and mingle before the event.

What To Bring?: Please bring a chair, blanket, bug spray and anything else that you need to be comfortable for the movie. **PLEASE NOTE** There is limited space for cars in front of the screen. The best movie viewing experience will be sitting outside under the stars. Best Buddies will be selling popcorn, soda, water and boxed candy for $1.00 each.

See you there!

Are you a Best Buddies high school or college alumni? Do you miss being involved in Best Buddies? Join us for our first ...
07/12/2021

Are you a Best Buddies high school or college alumni? Do you miss being involved in Best Buddies? Join us for our first annual Alumni Altogether: BBLC Kickoff event on July 12th at 6PM! You can sign up by clicking the link located in the below post.

Are you a Best Buddies high school or college alumni? Do you miss being involved in Best Buddies? Join us for our first annual Alumni Altogether: BBLC Kickoff event on July 12th at 7 PM EST! Learn about how you can continue to stay involved by starting a new chapter, hiring a jobs participant, getting involved in Friendship Walks, and more. You'll also get the chance to network with other BB alumni from across the country. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2Vl86tl.

Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) is a three-day, free digital event that unites Best Buddies leaders, volunteer...
07/08/2021

Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) is a three-day, free digital event that unites Best Buddies leaders, volunteers, and community advocates from around the globe to imagine, create, lead and empower the future of the disability rights and inclusion movement. Over the past 30 years, BBLC has inspired thousands of leaders to be Best Buddies advocates and to bring about social change in their communities.

We encourage all Best Buddies leaders in our communities to join on July 13-15, 2021! We are just one week away, register today at www.bestbuddies.org/bblc!

Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) is a three-day, free digital event that unites Best Buddies leaders, volunteers, and community advocates from around the globe to imagine, create, lead and empower the future of the disability rights and inclusion movement. Over the past 30 years, BBLC has inspired thousands of leaders to be Best Buddies advocates and to bring about social change in their communities.

We encourage all Best Buddies leaders in our communities to join on July 13-15, 2021! We are just one week away, register today at www.bestbuddies.org/bblc!

Who's ready for our Best Buddies Drive In Movie Night? It's almost here! Join us on Friday, July 16th. This event is FRE...
07/08/2021

Who's ready for our Best Buddies Drive In Movie Night? It's almost here!

Join us on Friday, July 16th. This event is FREE and open to ANYONE. We ask that you sign up for the event by clicking this link: https://lnkd.in/gAHq4yQ

Event Location: N19 W24400 Riverwood Drive Waukesha, WI – the movie will be shown in a parking lot within the business park which is located right off of Hwy 164. Please look for our big movie screen!

Event Timing: You can arrive at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at dusk (approx 8:30pm). We will have games set up for people to play and mingle before the event.

What To Bring?: Please bring a chair, blanket, bug spray and anything else that you need to be comfortable for the movie. **PLEASE NOTE** There is limited space for cars in front of the screen. The best movie viewing experience will be sitting outside under the stars. Best Buddies will be selling popcorn, soda, water and boxed candy for $1.00 each.

See you there!

Who's ready for our Best Buddies Drive In Movie Night? It's almost here!

Join us on Friday, July 16th. This event is FREE and open to ANYONE. We ask that you sign up for the event by clicking this link: https://lnkd.in/gAHq4yQ

Event Location: N19 W24400 Riverwood Drive Waukesha, WI – the movie will be shown in a parking lot within the business park which is located right off of Hwy 164. Please look for our big movie screen!

Event Timing: You can arrive at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at dusk (approx 8:30pm). We will have games set up for people to play and mingle before the event.

What To Bring?: Please bring a chair, blanket, bug spray and anything else that you need to be comfortable for the movie. **PLEASE NOTE** There is limited space for cars in front of the screen. The best movie viewing experience will be sitting outside under the stars. Best Buddies will be selling popcorn, soda, water and boxed candy for $1.00 each.

See you there!

Congratulations to our newest Citizens friendship match! Natalie and Stacie had their match party in person at our Best ...
07/07/2021

Congratulations to our newest Citizens friendship match! Natalie and Stacie had their match party in person at our Best Buddies office this morning and already have plans to go out to dinner together.

Congratulations to our newest Citizens friendship match! Natalie and Stacie had their match party in person at our Best Buddies office this morning and already have plans to go out to dinner together.

Photos from Best Buddies Wisconsin's post
07/06/2021

Photos from Best Buddies Wisconsin's post

This week we hosted our Best Buddies June Ambassador Training: Advocating for the Mission. There was great participation...
07/02/2021

This week we hosted our Best Buddies June Ambassador Training: Advocating for the Mission. There was great participation and discussion by all surrounding advocacy for what we do at Best Buddies and for ourselves.

Our next Ambassador Training will be on September 30th from 11am-2pm at Riveredge Nature Center. We are looking forward to having our Ambassador Training in person again.

Happy 4th of July weekend from your friends at Best Buddies.

This week we hosted our Best Buddies June Ambassador Training: Advocating for the Mission. There was great participation and discussion by all surrounding advocacy for what we do at Best Buddies and for ourselves.

Our next Ambassador Training will be on September 30th from 11am-2pm at Riveredge Nature Center. We are looking forward to having our Ambassador Training in person again.

Happy 4th of July weekend from your friends at Best Buddies.

Chloe and Vanessa became our newest Citizens match last week! Chloe and Vanessa met while volunteering at our Best Buddi...
07/01/2021

Chloe and Vanessa became our newest Citizens match last week! Chloe and Vanessa met while volunteering at our Best Buddies Golf Outing a few weeks ago. The two of them hit it off instantly and it was clear that these two were going to be great friends. Vanessa had been waiting to be matched up in a Citizens friendship and Chloe joined the Citizens program after meeting Vanessa. Congratulations on your new friendship, Vanessa and Chloe! It's one of the best parts of our job to match new friends together.

Chloe and Vanessa became our newest Citizens match last week! Chloe and Vanessa met while volunteering at our Best Buddies Golf Outing a few weeks ago. The two of them hit it off instantly and it was clear that these two were going to be great friends. Vanessa had been waiting to be matched up in a Citizens friendship and Chloe joined the Citizens program after meeting Vanessa. Congratulations on your new friendship, Vanessa and Chloe! It's one of the best parts of our job to match new friends together.

Best Buddies WI is hosting a Drive In Movie Night on Friday, July 16th. This event is FREE and open to ANYONE. Please sh...
06/30/2021

Best Buddies WI is hosting a Drive In Movie Night on Friday, July 16th. This event is FREE and open to ANYONE. Please share with your family members and friends. We do ask that you sign up for the event by clicking this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DA5AA23A0FCC16-drive

Event Location: N19 W24400 Riverwood Drive Waukesha, WI – the movie will be shown in a parking lot within the business park which is located right off of Hwy 164. Please look for our big movie screen!

Event Timing: You can arrive at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at dusk (approx 8:30pm). We will have games set up for people to play and mingle before the event.

What To Bring?: Please bring a chair, blanket, bug spray and anything else that you need to be comfortable for the movie. There is limited space for cars in front of the screen. The best movie viewing experience will be sitting outside under the stars. Best Buddies will be selling popcorn, soda, water and boxed candy for $1.00 each.

Best Buddies WI is hosting a Drive In Movie Night on Friday, July 16th. This event is FREE and open to ANYONE. Please share with your family members and friends. We do ask that you sign up for the event by clicking this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DA5AA23A0FCC16-drive

Event Location: N19 W24400 Riverwood Drive Waukesha, WI – the movie will be shown in a parking lot within the business park which is located right off of Hwy 164. Please look for our big movie screen!

Event Timing: You can arrive at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at dusk (approx 8:30pm). We will have games set up for people to play and mingle before the event.

What To Bring?: Please bring a chair, blanket, bug spray and anything else that you need to be comfortable for the movie. There is limited space for cars in front of the screen. The best movie viewing experience will be sitting outside under the stars. Best Buddies will be selling popcorn, soda, water and boxed candy for $1.00 each.

Join us on Tuesday July 27th at 6pm to learn more about the Best Buddies Citizens Program and how you can be matched in ...
06/28/2021

Join us on Tuesday July 27th at 6pm to learn more about the Best Buddies Citizens Program and how you can be matched in a 1:1 friendship with a Buddy. All are welcome to join from across the state of Wisconsin. Hope to see you there!

RSVP to get the link: [email protected]

Join us on Tuesday July 27th at 6pm to learn more about the Best Buddies Citizens Program and how you can be matched in a 1:1 friendship with a Buddy. All are welcome to join from across the state of Wisconsin. Hope to see you there!

RSVP to get the link: [email protected]

Save the dates for our Annual Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale! Stop on by to shop and support Best Buddies. All items are bra...
06/25/2021

Save the dates for our Annual Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale! Stop on by to shop and support Best Buddies. All items are brand new!

#shopforacause❤️

Save the dates for our Annual Best Buddies Sidewalk Sale! Stop on by to shop and support Best Buddies. All items are brand new!

#shopforacause❤️

Tomorrow night is the first Lakeshore Chinooks fundraising baseball game for Best Buddies Wisconsin! This is a great opp...
06/24/2021

Tomorrow night is the first Lakeshore Chinooks fundraising baseball game for Best Buddies Wisconsin!

This is a great opportunity to meet up with your friends and family. If you can't make it tomorrow, there are two additional dates that you can choose from. For $18, you will receive one Reserve Grandstand ticket, a hot dog, chips, canned soda or water. See flyer for pricing details, online link and/or mail in form to sign up for the game of your choice. The Lakeshore Chinooks play at Kapco Park. Stadium address is: 12800 N Lake Shore Dr. Mequon, WI 53097.

Tomorrow night is the first Lakeshore Chinooks fundraising baseball game for Best Buddies Wisconsin!

This is a great opportunity to meet up with your friends and family. If you can't make it tomorrow, there are two additional dates that you can choose from. For $18, you will receive one Reserve Grandstand ticket, a hot dog, chips, canned soda or water. See flyer for pricing details, online link and/or mail in form to sign up for the game of your choice. The Lakeshore Chinooks play at Kapco Park. Stadium address is: 12800 N Lake Shore Dr. Mequon, WI 53097.

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10425 W North Ave, Ste 340
Wauwatosa, WI
53226

General information

What is the Best Buddies commitment? After matches are made at the beginning of the year, each chapter member commits to the following: • Weekly contact with his/her buddy~ Such as a phone call, e-mail, written note, or lunch together in the cafeteria. • One-to-One activities twice per month~ Together, the buddy pair will decide what it is they would like to do. Some ideas include attending a school sporting event, going to the movies, joining another club at school, or just hanging out. • Attend all Chapter group activities~ With support from the advisors, peer buddies, and buddies, the entire chapter will help organize these events. Past events have included theme parties, fundraisers, scavenger hunts, and service projects.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(414) 271-1470

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Join us for the fun event to celebrate the Champions of the Year 2020!
Can anybody go to the event on September 20
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Excited it's Virtual Friendship Walk day! Celebrating buddies of all kinds today 😃 Hope you are all walking for inclusion! Maya The Therapy Mini Horse Best Buddies Friendship Walk #MyWalkForInclusion
Getting excited for the Virtual Friendship Walk Best Buddies Wisconsin!
Could someone give me the link for the photographer photos from the all-chapter dance?
A historic evening at the Oscars! #missionmondays
Looking to expand your leadership skills? Applications for the Best Buddies Young Leaders Council (YLC) are now open! The YLC is a diverse group of young leaders of all abilities who bridge the gap between the student perspective and staff experience for Best Buddies International initiatives. Click the link below to apply. Applications are due my March 1. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-Kd4G9-fAlk-bOmbH_VyPsX2VX77Tu305wX5DQ5oRBrOeMA/viewform