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Manasota BUDS Buddy Walk Fundraising Goal


2022 Dates To Remember 

  • March 1  Online registration opens up:
  • Sept 1 Sponsorship donations  and artwork should be submitted
  • Oct 15  (Approx.)   Team T-shirt pick up day
  • Oct 28   Buddy Walk Set-Up date
  • Oct 29 Manasota BUDS 20th Buddy Walk


What does the Manasota BUDS Buddy Walk® Fund? 


  • Emergency Grants
  • Camp Scholarships
  • New Parent Kits


  • Buddy Walk
  • Community Awareness
  • Disability Awareness Program


  • Educators & Workshops
  • Conferences
  • E-Newsletter      
  • Parent Education Programming 
  • Art & Music Therapy 
  • Hippotherapy


  • Family Fun Days      
  • Mom’s Night Out
  • Baby & Toddler Playgroups    
  • Young Adult Social Programming     
  • D.A.D.S. Group   


How far will my donation go?

We are a volunteer-led organization.  So your donation goes straight to the kids and adults with Down syndrome.

  • $30 will pay for a one hour Art or Music Therapy session.
  • $35 will pay for a 30 minute therapeutic horse riding session.
  • $50 will pay for hospital packets and materials for newborn babies.
  • $100 will pay for New Parent Packets of materials for new families.
  • $200 will pay for supplies for Manasota BUDS’ lending library.
  • $300 will pay for us to provide a workshop for parents on critical topics like Potty Training and IEP’s.
  • $400 will pay for 2 teachers to attend one of our educational seminars and conferences.
  • $500 will pay for a summer camp program for an individual with Down syndrome