Buddy Break

INDIAN ROCKS BAPTIST CHURCH IN LARGO HAS PARTNERED WITH NATHANIEL’S HOPE TO PROVIDE BUDDY BREAK

A FREE RESPITE / KIDS PROGRAM

Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break is a free kids program where kids with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, have fun playing games, and hear and see great children’s stories, videos, music, and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing caregiving responsibilities, usually for three hours.

Buddy Break is a growing outreach to the VIP community in partnership with churches nationwide. Indian Rocks Baptist Church is one of those partners and provides “Buddies” who are screened and trained, then paired one-on-one with a VIP during Buddy Break.

Indian Rocks Baptist Church is excited to offer this program to the community.

Nathaniel’s Hope, the Program Founder, is an Orlando-based outreach organization dedicated to sharing hope and encouragement with kids with special needs and their families and educating and equipping the community to reach out to VIP kids and their families. Tim and Marie Kuck established Nathaniel’s Hope in honor of their son, four-year-old Nathaniel Timothy Kuck, who was born with multiple special needs. Nathaniel proved to be a “miracle boy,” beating the odds and overcoming many health challenges before he passed away in 2001. The Kucks believe Nathaniel’s “purpose in life” is fulfilled by providing respite to VIP parents/caregivers and fun to VIP kids and their siblings.

Program Details

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 aged 2 – 14 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 14 years of age and have been screened and trained through a two-hour “Buddy Training 101” class.

Contact Information

Nathaniel’s Hope

(407) 857-8224
Contact: Marie Kuck
www.NathanielsHope.org

Indian Rocks Baptist Church

727-595-3421 ext 3070
Contact: David Barzycki
12685 Ulmerton Road Largo, Florida 33774

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