Advance Financial believes in giving back to the communities we serve. We do this in a number of ways. This year we’ve helped out with Habitat for Humanity, we handed out over 12,000 orange slices for the Music City Marathon runners and we raised money for Big Brothers Big Sisters, just to name a few.
Another way we love to get involved in the community is by participating in a different 5k race every month. Some of the races we’ve participated in are the Mule Kick 5k in Columbia, TN, the Taste of Country 5k in Springfield, TN, and on August 23, 2014, we’re going to be running in the 6th Annual Best Buddies 5k in Franklin, TN.
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
When people with IDD are unable to attain or maintain a job, it is most often due to an absence in social skills rather than the ability to perform the work required. Best Buddies introduces socialization opportunities for people with IDD, providing the necessary tools for people with IDD to become more independent and consequently, more included in the community.