Human Services

Manasota Buds Inc

  • Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • www.manasotabuds.org

Mission Statement

To provide families with a neutral and supportive forum for sharing and networking, and to promote understanding and acceptance of Down syndrome.

Main Programs

  1. New Parent Kits
  2. Small group activities
  3. Scholarships
  4. Buddy Up Tennis
  5. Family Activities

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Service Areas

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Florida

Primarily Sarasota and Manatee counties. We would never turn a family away because of geographic location and in fact, through our social media channels, we assist families far and wide with support and information.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

Self-reported

None None

Keywords

Self-reported

Down syndrome, developmental disability, intellectual disability, family support

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Also Known As

Manasota BUDS

EIN

22-3871903

 Number

7641630697

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Down's Syndrome (G25)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Manasota BUDS provides programs and services for individuals with Down syndrome and their families from birth through the adult years. Our core programs and services include new parent kits, monthly meetings, and an annual awareness event, the Buddy Walk.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

New Parent Kits

New and expectant parent kits are available upon request. Kits include books and inspirational essays, local contact names and phone numbers, and information about Manasota BUDS, NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society), and NDSC (National Down Syndrome Congress). All materials are compiled and approved by Manasota BUDS parents, with families in mind.New Parent Kits are generally available at the following locations:Sarasota MemorialManatee MemorialLakewood Ranch Hospital Early StepsHealthy Start, SarasotaHealthy Start, ManateeUSF Dept. of Genetics

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Other Named Groups

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$1,500.00

Program 2

Small group activities

Small group activitiesLittle Buddies - age birth to fiveBUDS Kids - age 6 to 10Teen BUDS - age 11 to 18YADS - Young adults with Down syndrome, age 18+DADS Manasota- Affiliates of DADS National Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome Mothers support group and eventsBUDS Book Club

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$6,000.00

Program 3

Scholarships

Scholarships to Hope Haven Down Syndrome Clinic in Jacksonville, FL; summer camp and enrichment programs; state and national conferences. Hippotherapy scholarship programs at any approved therapeutic riding program.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Other Named Groups

Other Named Groups

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 4

Buddy Up Tennis

Individuals with Down syndrome attend tennis lessons and clinics designed specifically for individuals with Down syndrome and led by professional tennis coaches.Every participant with Down syndrome is partnered with a Buddy, who volunteers his or her time.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$2,500.00

Program 5

Family Activities

Group activities for families including Pathfinder Adventure Day, Year In Review Dinner Dance, 3-21 World Down Syndrome Awareness Day picnic, Big Cat Habitat, baseball games, and more!

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Primarily Sarasota and Manatee counties. We would never turn a family away because of geographic location and in fact, through our social media channels, we assist families far and wide with support and information.

Funding Needs

Increase Manasota BUDS scholarship fund for summer camp and enrichment activities for individuals with Down syndrome; and family educational workshops and national Down syndrome conferences. $25 - $1,000Provide sensory integration classes for children with Down syndrome - $1700Provide partial hippotherapy scholarships for 10 children $4,000

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

National Down Syndrome Congress

National Down Syndrome Society

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Operations

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Manasota Buds Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

None None

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Manasota BUDS is committed to serving people with Down syndrome and their families in our community. As an all volunteer organization with minimal overhead, our funds go directly to help children and adults with Down syndrome and their families."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Feduccia

Gateway Bank/Raymond James

Term: Aug 2012 - Aug 2015

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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