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is the best gift you can ever give.

The Arc of South Carolina is a host site coordinator for the University of South Carolina's Best Buddies program.

Best Buddies pairs people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) in one-on-one friendships with college students. College Buddy volunteers offer individuals with IDD the chance to explore a new way of life through socialization and new-found friendship.

Individuals are paired with a college buddy to enjoy community outings, such as trips

to USC basketball games, holiday parties, a Best Buddies prom, as well as hosting

canned food drives and various other philanthropy projects.

Please note that Best Buddies registration is only open in August/September of each year, and the program runs through the USC academic year. To get an alert about when registration is open, please sign up for our newsletter.

**Transportation is not included in our Best Buddies program. Parents, guardians, or caregivers are responsible for transportation to and from Best Buddies events and activities.**

Contact us at or (803) 748-5020

if you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

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