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Mosaic Partners with Best Buddies in Support of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Mosaic Company recently announced its partnership with Best Buddies International to decrease barriers and improve access for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This regional community investment establishes a 2-year partnership totaling $50,000 to underwrite several of the agency’s programs.

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

“Best Buddies is grateful for partners like The Mosaic Company who have shown incredible fortitude and commitment throughout the challenges stemming from the pandemic,” said Anthony K. Shriver, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Best Buddies International. “With their support, Best Buddies will continue to reach thousands of participants with IDD and provide them with the resources needed to feel included, confident and optimistic about the road ahead. I am confident that together we will continue to empower this community— connecting advocates and mobilizing our supporters to create a more inclusive world.”

 “At Mosaic, we believe in decreasing barriers and increasing access for Hillsborough and Polk County students in Best Buddies’ School Friendship Program. These students seek to impact their schools and communities through opportunities that provide them with leadership-, allyship-, future employment- and general life skills,” said Sarah Fedorchuk, Vice President of North America Government and Public Affairs, “I am personally familiar with the impact that Best Buddies’ School Friendship Program has on its participants and the ripple effect it has on the school, families, and community and I am thrilled to see Mosaic partner on this powerful investment.”

“Best Buddies is grateful for partners like The Mosaic Company who have shown incredible fortitude and commitment throughout the challenges stemming from the pandemic,” said Anthony K. Shriver, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Best Buddies International. “With their support, Best Buddies will continue to reach thousands of participants with IDD and provide them with the resources needed to feel included, confident and optimistic about the road ahead. I am confident that together we will continue to empower this community— connecting advocates and mobilizing our supporters to create a more inclusive world.”

 “At Mosaic, we believe in decreasing barriers and increasing access for Hillsborough and Polk County students in Best Buddies’ School Friendship Program. These students seek to impact their schools and communities through opportunities that provide them with leadership-, allyship-, future employment- and general life skills,” said Sarah Fedorchuk, Vice President of North America Government and Public Affairs, “I am personally familiar with the impact that Best Buddies’ School Friendship Program has on its participants and the ripple effect it has on the school, families, and community and I am thrilled to see Mosaic partner on this powerful investment.”

Best Buddies Friendship programs represent one of Best Buddies’ four key mission pillars.  These programs build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social interactions while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences, and activities that many other individuals enjoy.

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