The BK Interact Club celebrated an early Christmas with students at the North Florida School of Special Education through a new partnership with Best Buddies. This is the inaugural year of Best Buddies being identified as a premiere program supported by the Interact Club. Senior Katie Vossman serves as chairman of the initiative.
Club members gathered together on Saturday, December 7th to stuff more than 175 stockings for the students at the North Florida School of Special Education. The BK students raised money through candy sales to fund the purchase of the stockings and gift items. The stockings were hand delivered to students in grades K-12 by students from BK.
Katie Vossman has a personal passion to help kids with special needs. She said, “My cousin, McKenna, was born with Down’s syndrome and passed away soon after her birth. My family has made it a mission to honor her life by giving love to other special needs children and adults.”
Best Buddies is an organization that is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.