Atlanta, GA, March 21, 2023 — Best Buddies International, a nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish 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), is excited to announce a generous fund from Insight Global of $60,000 to further our mission of inclusion by launching the Best Buddies jobs program in the state of Georgia.
Insight Global is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in placing short-term, long-term, and permanent hires. This generous gift was given to Best Buddies through their annual holiday season “Jobs and Joy” campaign, which offers their clients and consultants an opportunity to give back to their charity partners through charitable elections.
Best Buddies is built upon four key mission pillars: one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living. With the money provided by Insight Global, Best Buddies will focus on furthering our mission of inclusion through securing 15-20 employer partners and placing participants with IDD in integrated employment.
Major achievements thus far include early employer partners such as Omni Hotel CNN, Compass Group at Microsoft, Atlanta Country Club, Insight Global, and THRIVE Co-working.
For more information about Best Buddies in Georgia, please contact Area Director, Robin Aldridge, at [email protected] or 256-856-3333, or contact State Director, Katie Stanton, at [email protected], or 561-558-7272.
About Best Buddies International
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) 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. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to nearly 3,000 elementary school, middle school, high school, and college Friendship and Promoter chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ nine formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies®, Jobs, Ambassadors, Promoters and Inclusive Living— engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 47 countries and territories, positively impacting the lives of nearly 1 million people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live independently, become inspirational leaders and build lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org or connect with us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
About Insight Global
Insight Global is a national staffing and services company dedicated to empowering people. We relentlessly pursue opportunities for others, because when we all work together, anything is possible. We specialize in sourcing information technology, accounting, finance, and engineering professionals, and delivering service-based solutions to Fortune 1000 clients. Our team spans across more than 67 offices throughout the world and has pledged to place more than 80,000 people in jobs in 2022. Insight Global’s services extend far beyond just filling roles. In addition to staffing services, we provide culture consulting, diversity, equity and inclusion guidance, specialized health care staffing and resources, and an array of managed services through our managed services division called Evergreen. To learn more about Insight Global, visit insightglobal.com.