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Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break

Buddy Break is a free kids/respite program where children with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, stories, music activities, and more! Siblings have fun too! 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.

Read more about Greystone’s Buddy Break Program in the CBFNC The Gathering Newsletter



All Buddy Break Sessions will be held on Saturday mornings 10 AM to 1 PM

  • February 4
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July No Buddy Break
  • August No Buddy Break
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 2, 3-5 pm (Christmas Party)


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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.

To sign up for the program as a VIP:

Click on the link to open the PDF of each form:

  1. Go to BuddyBreak and complete the secure online VIP Family Information Form. If you have any siblings that you’d like to have attend Buddy Break, fill out the Sibling form too.
  2. Contact us to reserve your space at a required VIP orientation. (Contact information is below.) This allows us to meet you and your children and gives you a chance to see Buddy Break before you begin participating.
  3. Prior to orientation, print and complete the following forms. We will have a notary at orientation to notarize them for you.
  4. Once you have signed up for the program and gone through orientation, you’ll need to make a reservation for each month that you want to attend Buddy Break. Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so register early!

To make a reservation for our upcoming Buddy Break as a VIP:

Email BuddyBreak@greystonechurch.org or call Greystone Baptist Church at 919-847-1333.


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Buddies are friends of VIPs.

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No previous experience with VIP kids is necessary to be a Buddy, just a loving heart, open arms, and a willingness to learn. You must be at least 14 years of age and you will be trained through a two-hour Buddy Training 101 class. You also agree to have a background check run on your information.

To sign up for the program as a Buddy:

  1. Go to BuddyBreak and complete the secure online Buddy Form.
  2. Contact us to schedule a visit or reserve your space at a mandatory Buddy Training 101 class. (Contact information is below.)

To make a reservation for our upcoming Buddy Break as a Buddy:

Email BuddyBreak@greystonechurch.org or call Greystone Baptist Church at 919-847-1333.

Contact Information:

Nancy Register, Buddy Break Coordinator

919-847-1333

BuddyBreak@Greystonechurch.org


To find other upcoming Buddy Break dates and locations, click here or contact Nathaniel’s Hope at 407-857-8224.