Homestead Funding Corp. has been proud to participate in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY. Best Buddies was founded in 1989 when Anthony K. Shriver observed the lack of opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to socialize with their peers without disabilities. The upstate New York office is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement to create opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with IDD.
Through Best Buddies, people with IDD have successfully moved from segregation and desolation to a new acceptance in their schools and communities. Best Buddies programs are positively impacting over 1,500 students with and without disabilities on 29 campuses throughout upstate New York.