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Best Buddies Texas
http://www.bestbuddies.org/texas/

Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, feel valued by society, and improve their public speaking, self-advocacy, and communication skills.

Volunteers are always welcome, and are encouraged to fill out a volunteer form to help match their skills with their local chapter's needs.

The Dallas Gala features a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and a private concert, all to help support Best Buddies endeavors in Texas.

Anthony Shriver started Best Buddies to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the simple idea that a friendship can bridge gaps between people, a job can give people independence and pride, and self-advocacy can provide people understanding and empathy. Named in honor of Anthony's aunt, Rosemary Kennedy, Team Rosemary is Best Buddies' major giving association. Head here to join.

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