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First Baptist O'Fallon is happy to present the Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break program!

 

What is Buddy Break?
Buddy Break is a FREE respite program where children with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, stories, music activities, and more!  Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours.  Buddy Break is open to church members and non-church members with VIP kids.

Each VIP kid is paired one-on-one with a screened volunteer "Buddy" to participate in that day's activities.

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.

Who are Buddies?
Buddies are friends of VIPs.

How do I sign up to be a Buddy?
Click the 'Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break' link below to complete the Nathaniel's Hope required form.  Next, contact Donna Fenster in the KidsLife office of FBCO to complete all necessary requirements for volunteers working with children.  donna.fenster@fbcofallon.org or 618-726-6003.

How do I sign up as a VIP?
First Baptist O'Fallon provides Buddy Break for VIP children ages 2-18 years old. 

To Sign Up:

  • Click the 'Nathaniel's Hope' link below to complete the secure VIP Family Info Form online.
  • Next, click the 'FBCO Buddy Break Reservation' link below to reserve your child's spot in our next Buddy Break event.

 

    FIRST....  click here to complete
                 REQUIRED NATHANIEL'S HOPE
                      buddy and vip forms


    NEXT...  CLICK HERE TO RESERVE
                 YOUR SPOT AT OUR NEXT
                        BUDDY BREAK ON
               DECEMBER 8 FROM 6-9PM

 

DECEMBER 8TH BUDDY BREAK IS OPEN TO FBCO MEMBERS AND FAMILIES ONLY.  LOOK FOR OPEN RESERVATIONS AT OUR NEXT BUDDY BREAK IN THE SPRING.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Donna.Fenster@fbcofallon.org or call 618-726-6003.