One WIU student organization is making a difference. A local Best Buddies chapter is doing what they can to “spread the word to end the word”. Best Buddies is a national, non–profit organization that benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This organization gives those with a disability the chance to learn leadership skills and create one-on-one friendships with others.
The Best Buddies chapter at WIU, which has 47 student members and 28 community residents, is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, March 23. A Western Illinois news release says tickets are $5 dollars in advance and $7 dollars at the door. The dinner event will be held at the Macomb American Legion, 221 E. Washington St, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
To purchase your tickets ahead of time you can email Amy Burke, chapter advisor, at AR-Burke@wiu.edu or any Best Buddies member.