Name: Claudia Gupta
Hometown: Hinsdale, Ill.
Can you tell me a little about Best Buddies?
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that pairs up college students with people in the Madison area who have developmental disabilities, and they create a one-on-one friendship. These disabilities include autism, downs syndrome, etc.
How did you get involved with the organization?
What's the most rewarding part of working for Best Buddies?
My favorite memory was this year in early October when the college buddies and the buddies met each other. Everyone came together and painted banners for the HC parade. Watching everybody hit it off so well makes you really feel like you're doing something. Reading the success stories of our members each month is truly rewarding. It's been amazing watching these friendships grow!
Do you have any events coming up?
This month is shaky, but we are hoping to have a candy-gram sale before finals in the spirit of Christmas. "Four for you Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco." - Mean Girls
How can people get involved with Best Buddies?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Twitter @BBUW_Madison and we even have a blog www.bestbuddiesmadison.tumblr.com. It is nearly impossible to miss us!