Buddies Inc

Team Years: 3
https://www.ds-stride.org/columbusbuddywalk/profiles/team/BuddiesInc

Welcome to our 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk® team fundraising page! We can't wait to join thousands of other participants at The Fortress on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 to celebrate all of our fundraising success! Please stay tuned for more information about our team regarding upcoming fundraising opportunities and our team's tailgating plans for the day of the walk. 

With over 250,000 people in the United States with Down syndrome, we strive to provide tools and opportunities that promote awarenessacceptance, and inclusion in our communities. Every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to ensuring that our child and every individual will have the opportunity to reach their potential.

Our fundraising efforts will support local programs and services, as well as National Down Syndrome Society advocacy and public awareness initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and take the first step toward helping us achieve our goal. Thank you for your support!

Our Funds Raised: $916.30
My goal: $5,000.00 18%
Fundraising History
T-Shirt Fundraiser $202.55
Thanks so much to everyone for supporting our Bee Kind fundraiser! 🐝💕
Bonner/Abshire $50.00
Addie, thank you for being an advocate and a leader for inclusion. You are making a difference!
Imbrogno $25.00
Jason & Stacy Collins $40.00
Go Addie!
Kari Jones $100.00
Hyatts Middle School Fundraiser part 2 :) $56.00
Hyatts Middle School WDSD fundraiser :) $228.75
Thanks to all who participated!
Barb $25.00
Awesome Addie!
Addie Kearns $21.00
Mark Kearns $21.00
Kari Jones $21.00
Evelyn Fuller $21.00
Scott Fuller $21.00
Barry Franklin $21.00
Kaitlin Samijlenko $21.00
Natalie Samijlenko $21.00
Evan Sommer $21.00

Team captain @addieballet and Team Alex co-captain @andrew_the_man_ya are super excited to tour @fortressobetz and check out the new home of @dsaco_cbus’s Columbus Buddy Walk! We can’t wait to take a tour and learn some details about this year’s event!!!!

Team captain @addieballet and Team Alex co-captain @andrew_the_man_ya are super excited to tour @fortressobetz and check out the new home of @dsaco_cbus’s Columbus Buddy Walk! We can’t wait to take a tour and learn some details about this year’s event!!!!

Buddies Inc, led by the youngest team captain in Columbus, needs your help to reach our fundraising goal for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to sponsor the largest Buddy Walk event in the country! Contact us for more details, or check out the link in our bio for additional info.

Buddies Inc, led by the youngest team captain in Columbus, needs your help to reach our fundraising goal for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to sponsor the largest Buddy Walk event in the country! Contact us for more details, or check out the link in our bio for additional info.

Friends!! We need your help!! If your company or employer is looking for an outstanding opportunity to promote their business in our community, all while supporting an impactful local non-profit, please consider sponsoring Buddies Inc for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk! The deadline to be included in print marketing materials is MONDAY, JULY 1st, so do not delay!! Find more info at the link in our bio.

Friends!! We need your help!! If your company or employer is looking for an outstanding opportunity to promote their business in our community, all while supporting an impactful local non-profit, please consider sponsoring Buddies Inc for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk! The deadline to be included in print marketing materials is MONDAY, JULY 1st, so do not delay!! Find more info at the link in our bio.

Our Bee Kind shirt campaign with @bonfire is back!! Check out our super fun design in several styles and colors. Proceeds benefit @dsaco_cbus and the 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk! 
Order at the link in our bio! 🐝

Our Bee Kind shirt campaign with @bonfire is back!! Check out our super fun design in several styles and colors. Proceeds benefit @dsaco_cbus and the 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk! Order at the link in our bio! 🐝

Buddies Inc founder, Addie, and her brother Alex won Best Narration for the film they submitted for the Hyatts Film Festival! Their film is called “Not Me,” and illustrates how Alex is breaking stereotypes people sometimes hold about Down syndrome. We are so proud of them!

Buddies Inc founder, Addie, and her brother Alex won Best Narration for the film they submitted for the Hyatts Film Festival! Their film is called “Not Me,” and illustrates how Alex is breaking stereotypes people sometimes hold about Down syndrome. We are so proud of them!

Today is the LAST DAY to order a shirt and support our fundraiser! This fun design is available in several colors and styles, and proceeds benefit @dsaco_cbus! 
Don’t miss out! Order at the link in our bio!!

Today is the LAST DAY to order a shirt and support our fundraiser! This fun design is available in several colors and styles, and proceeds benefit @dsaco_cbus! Don’t miss out! Order at the link in our bio!!

You only have six more days to get your order in to support our fundraiser through @bonfire, benefiting @dsaco_cbus ! These fun shirts are available in several styles and colors. 🐝 
Order at the link in our bio!

You only have six more days to get your order in to support our fundraiser through @bonfire, benefiting @dsaco_cbus ! These fun shirts are available in several styles and colors. 🐝 Order at the link in our bio!

You have 13 more days to purchase these wonderful shirts/sweatshirts at 
https://www.bonfire.com/bee-kind-13/ ! ... #beekind #bekind #sibsquad #kindisthenewcool #kindiscool #buddywalk #bonfire #spreadthekindness #fundraiser

You have 13 more days to purchase these wonderful shirts/sweatshirts at https://www.bonfire.com/bee-kind-13/ ! ... #beekind #bekind #sibsquad #kindisthenewcool #kindiscool #buddywalk #bonfire #spreadthekindness #fundraiser

Great news!! We have launched a shirt on @bonfire to raise money for @dsaco_cbus! This design is only out for a limited time so get it fast! Link- 
https://www.bonfire.com/bee-kind-13/
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#beekind #bekind #sibsquad #buddiesinc #kindisthenewcool #kindisschool #pleasesupportme #bonfire #fundraiser #buddywalk

Great news!! We have launched a shirt on @bonfire to raise money for @dsaco_cbus! This design is only out for a limited time so get it fast! Link- https://www.bonfire.com/bee-kind-13/ . . . #beekind #bekind #sibsquad #buddiesinc #kindisthenewcool #kindisschool #pleasesupportme #bonfire #fundraiser #buddywalk

Buddies Inc founder Addie recently received a commendation from the Ohio Senate recognizing her accomplishments and her Outstanding Peer Mentor award from @delcoboardofdd. Congratulations, Addie! 🤩

Buddies Inc founder Addie recently received a commendation from the Ohio Senate recognizing her accomplishments and her Outstanding Peer Mentor award from @delcoboardofdd. Congratulations, Addie! 🤩

Friends! We need five new team members to register by Friday afternoon to win this pop up incentive from @dsaco_cbus: “Any team that gets at least 5 NEW REGISTRANTS from today until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd, will be entered into a drawing to receive $100 in gift cards to El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant AND a VIP Car Pass (for up to 8 guests) for the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio!” Who will our 5 new team members be?! Register at the link in our bio!!

Friends! We need five new team members to register by Friday afternoon to win this pop up incentive from @dsaco_cbus: “Any team that gets at least 5 NEW REGISTRANTS from today until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd, will be entered into a drawing to receive $100 in gift cards to El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant AND a VIP Car Pass (for up to 8 guests) for the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio!” Who will our 5 new team members be?! Register at the link in our bio!!

Friends, we need your help! Buddies Inc hopes to raise $5000 for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk this year. Your registration and donation dollars will help us get there!! Will you show your support today? Register and donate at the link in our bio. 🤩

Friends, we need your help! Buddies Inc hopes to raise $5000 for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk this year. Your registration and donation dollars will help us get there!! Will you show your support today? Register and donate at the link in our bio. 🤩

Addie received this in the mail today!

Addie received this in the mail today!

Siblings. 💕

Siblings. 💕

Big thanks to everyone who supported the Buddies Inc fundraiser today! We’re off to a great start and so excited for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk!!

Big thanks to everyone who supported the Buddies Inc fundraiser today! We’re off to a great start and so excited for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk!!

Buddies Inc Team Captain, Addie, is rocking her socks for World Down Syndrome Day!  This rock star sibling and advocate also launched her team for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk this morning! You can show your support by visiting the link in our bio. 💙💛💙

Buddies Inc Team Captain, Addie, is rocking her socks for World Down Syndrome Day! This rock star sibling and advocate also launched her team for @dsaco_cbus’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk this morning! You can show your support by visiting the link in our bio. 💙💛💙

Join in our celebration!! Registration for Buddies Inc will also open on #WDSD2019!

#Repost @teamalexcbus with @get_repost
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On Thursday, 3.21, we invite you to join us in a celebration of World Down Syndrome Day by rocking your fun, colorful socks as a sign of support for your friends and loved ones with Down syndrome. 
Why socks? Check out the image below; these chromosomes look like socks! 
But don’t just throw on a pair of wacky socks on 3.21 and leave it at that. Commit to creating a more inclusive community! 🔹Consider how you can make your school, place of employment, place of worship, gym, or anywhere you enjoy spending time more inclusive for individuals with Down syndrome. 🔹Go beyond everyday kindness; commit to being a friend! Invite someone with Down syndrome to sit with you, go to a movie, or hang out with your group of friends. If you’re a parent, encourage your kids to do the same. 🔹For the love of all things pure and good, remove the words “retard” and “retarded” from your vocabulary. Encourage others to do the same. 🔹Register to walk and fundraise with Team Alex for DSACO: Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk. Registration opens 3.21! 
We want to see how you choose to celebrate on 3.21 (and every day beyond that!). Tag us in your photos use #TeamAlexCbus. 
Thanks for your support of Alex and the Down syndrome community!! (Image source unknown)

Join in our celebration!! Registration for Buddies Inc will also open on #WDSD2019! #Repost @teamalexcbus with @get_repost ・・・ On Thursday, 3.21, we invite you to join us in a celebration of World Down Syndrome Day by rocking your fun, colorful socks as a sign of support for your friends and loved ones with Down syndrome. Why socks? Check out the image below; these chromosomes look like socks! But don’t just throw on a pair of wacky socks on 3.21 and leave it at that. Commit to creating a more inclusive community! 🔹Consider how you can make your school, place of employment, place of worship, gym, or anywhere you enjoy spending time more inclusive for individuals with Down syndrome. 🔹Go beyond everyday kindness; commit to being a friend! Invite someone with Down syndrome to sit with you, go to a movie, or hang out with your group of friends. If you’re a parent, encourage your kids to do the same. 🔹For the love of all things pure and good, remove the words “retard” and “retarded” from your vocabulary. Encourage others to do the same. 🔹Register to walk and fundraise with Team Alex for DSACO: Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio’s 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk. Registration opens 3.21! We want to see how you choose to celebrate on 3.21 (and every day beyond that!). Tag us in your photos use #TeamAlexCbus. Thanks for your support of Alex and the Down syndrome community!! (Image source unknown)

Congratulations to Buddies Inc founder, Addie, on her recognition as Outstanding Peer Mentor at @delcoboardofdd’s Lifetime of Giving awards tonight! 🤩

#bettertogether #kindisthenewcool #columbuskids #girlswholead #delcoproud

Congratulations to Buddies Inc founder, Addie, on her recognition as Outstanding Peer Mentor at @delcoboardofdd’s Lifetime of Giving awards tonight! 🤩 #bettertogether #kindisthenewcool #columbuskids #girlswholead #delcoproud

Buddies Inc founder, Addie, is preparing to put her tap solo on stage for the first time at @applausetalent! We can’t wait to watch her shine! 
#kindisthenewcool #danceislife #tapdance #614dance #girlswholead #columbuskids

Buddies Inc founder, Addie, is preparing to put her tap solo on stage for the first time at @applausetalent! We can’t wait to watch her shine! #kindisthenewcool #danceislife #tapdance #614dance #girlswholead #columbuskids

The fundraising site for @dsaco_cbus’s Columbus Buddy Walk will launch in just two weeks, on World Down Syndrome Day, 3/21!! Who will be the first team member to register or donate to Buddies Inc 2019? 
We’ll also start seeking sponsors soon! If you want information about how your company can be part of the country’s top Buddy Walk events, let us know!! #columbus #buddywalk #kindisthenewcool #columbuskids #miniadvocate #girlswholead

The fundraising site for @dsaco_cbus’s Columbus Buddy Walk will launch in just two weeks, on World Down Syndrome Day, 3/21!! Who will be the first team member to register or donate to Buddies Inc 2019? We’ll also start seeking sponsors soon! If you want information about how your company can be part of the country’s top Buddy Walk events, let us know!! #columbus #buddywalk #kindisthenewcool #columbuskids #miniadvocate #girlswholead