Brandon’s Buddies: Befriending Children with Special Needs

Partner Outside Organization: K.E.N. ProjectBrandon27s Buddies

Chair: TBD, in partnership with through Dina Kaplan

Website: Brandon’s Buddies

When: Quarterly

Date of Project: ongoing

Description: Brandon’s Buddies provides an opportunity for children with special needs to play and interact with typically able kids. Brandon’s Buddies meets monthly at Gates Canyon Park (Brandon’s Village). However, Or Ami sponsors the event four times a year. 

Volunteers help with arts and crafts, face painting; games, and playing with all the kids.

Family Friendly: Yes

Is It B’nai Mitzvah Project Worthy?: 10-hour minimum commitment – requires advance planning, Event Chair oversight, and Mitzvah Project Coordinator approval. Interested students should coordinate with the Event Chair to plan, recruit volunteers, and lead a specific aspect of Brandon’s Buddies playdates.

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