MONTHLY RESPITE PROGRAM
Once a month, West Market Church offers Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break to the Greensboro community. Buddy Break is a free kids program where kids with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, have fun playing games, hear and see great children’s stories, videos, music and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities usually for three hours. To see what Buddy Break is all about here at West Market Church, check out our video.
The next Buddy Break in Greensboro is just around the corner (see details below) and we need you to help. Wondering how you can help? Want to be involved?
- We've had volunteers ranging in age from 12 to 91. There's something for everyone to do!
- If your family wants to serve together, volunteer to be in charge of a room – e.g., art room, music room, recreation room, quiet reading room, etc.
- If your child would like to attend Buddy Break and you need to reserve a spot
- If there's anyone you know that might be interested in helping or in having their child(ren) attend Buddy Break
- If you are a nurse
- If you like to read
Sarah Gray is our Buddy Break Coordinator (email@example.com or call 336-560-3967).
West Market Church, A United Methodist Congregation in Greensboro NC
302 West Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401
Third Saturday of each month,
VIPs and siblings from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Volunteers needed from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Who are VIP kids?
VIPs are kids with special needs, which include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile. This program is for VIP children birth ages 2-16 years old, and their siblings 4 years old-5th grade.
Who are Buddies?
Buddies are friends of VIPs. No previous experience is necessary, just a loving heart and open arms. Buddies are volunteers who are at least 12 years of age and have been screened and trained through a two-hour “Buddy Training 101” class.