Countryside Community Church is happy to present
the Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break program!
2016 Dates and Times:
- Saturday, September 24, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Saturday, November 19, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Saturday, December 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
What is Buddy Break?
Buddy Break is a free kids/respite program where children with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, therapy dogs, stories, music activities, and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours. Buddy Break is open to church members and non-church members with VIP kids.
Each VIP kid is paired one-on-one with a screened volunteer “Buddy” to participate in that day’s activities.
Who are VIP kids?
VIPs are kids with special needs, which include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile.
Who are Buddies?
Buddies are friends of VIPs- loving, caring volunteers who come alongside and interact with the children during Buddy Break.
How do I sign up my VIP?
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the registration instructions.
How do I volunteer to be a Buddy?
Just send an email to email@example.com and we’ll send you the instructions for volunteers.