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February 1, 2020

Best Buddies Naperville

Best Buddies is launching a first of it’s kind…a Naperville Community Citizens Program. Best Buddies Naperville is pairing young adults (18+) with IDD in one-to-one friendships with adult volunteers from our community.

Matches are based on same gender, location, common interests, and similar age. Buddy Pairs commit to one year of friendship, get together 1-2 times each month, and share communication each week. Once matched, participants are responsible for their own costs when on an outing.

This program is essential for providing social opportunities for adults with IDD, who are often isolated and have little opportunity to interact with their adult peers. The goal is to create an inclusive and diverse community in Naperville for all. Changing the world one friendship at a time!

How to get involved?

Think you would be a good fit? Complete the form on their website or contact the organization at

Best Buddies International

Best Buddies International is the largest organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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