Greystone Baptist Church is happy to present the

Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break program!


Buddy Breaks in the CBFNC "The Gathering" Magazine

2014-2015 Dates

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

  • October 11, 2014
  • November 8, 2014
  • December 6, 2014 - 3-5 Christmas Party
  • January 10,  2015 
  • February 14, 2015
  • March 14, 2015
  • April 11, 2015
  • May 9, 2015
  • June 13, 2015
  • September 12, 2015
  • October  10, 2015
  • November 14, 2015
  • December (TBA)

Buddy Breaks 2013

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What is 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.

Who are VIP kids?   

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.

Who are Buddies?

   Buddies are friends of VIPs.    

How do I sign up as a VIP?

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 or call Greystone Baptist Church at 919-847-1333.


How do I sign up to be a Buddy?

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 or call Greystone Baptist Church at 919-847-1333.


Contact Information:

Nancy Register, Buddy Break Coordinator


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

7509 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh NC 27615 (919) 847-1333