February 4, 2011
Celebrate with us the premiere of "Choosing To Be a GFF" on March 27!

We couldn't be more thrilled to announce the first public screening of our latest original, independent film, "Choosing To Be a GFF [Good Friend Forever]".  Since last May, we've been writing, auditioning, casting, filming, directing, tweaking, editing, producing, and laboring over this enormous project, which will create autism awareness and teach peer acceptance to middle […]

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January 2, 2011
Happy New Year!

What will 2011 mean for you and the students in your life?  Will it be a year full of friends and inclusive opportunities in education?  Will you ride out the rest of the school year accepting a certain level of social and/or academic shortcomings in exchange for a relative peace in the classroom?  Would you […]

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November 22, 2010
Are you one of our 2,637 Cause members?

This week especially, we are thankful for each one of you! There is strength in numbers. Be counted. 

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November 2, 2010
a non-political vote solicitation

EVERYONE can get behind this candidate! Please vote daily in November from your phone (text 103636 to 73774) and/or using your email address at the Refresh Everything website.  Our idea is coming up the ranks slowly but surely.  The top 100 vote-getters from the previous month which weren't funded become the next month's top ranked, whereas the new […]

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October 6, 2010
How refreshing!

Beginning November 1, we'll need two minutes of your time every day through November 30.  And before we get there, we need you to recruit all your friends.  We have an opportunity to secure a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh project for the production of our middle school video.  Not only will this fund […]

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September 30, 2010
And they're off!

The first month of a new school year is nearly behind us already.  In speaking with some parents and educators last night at our 3rd Annual Membership Meeting, it might have been quite a learning curve, with some of the rough edges needing smoothing out.  Inclusion of all learners of all abilities in the classroom […]

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August 12, 2010
Happy Birthday, Good Friend!

This week, Good Friend, Inc., celebrates the third anniversary of its incorporation.  And coincidentally, co-founder Chelsea Budde celebrates her birthday this month also!  Please consider making a donation in honor of these events either directly through our website, or at our Facebook Cause.  Your gift will help us fund our second video -- this time […]

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June 17, 2010
Good Friend is helping create a culture of acceptance through art!

What a third birthday present this will be for Good Friend, Inc.!  A 20' x 50' (approx.) mural at the gateway to downtown Waukesha's arts-shopping-dining district by muralist Christine Vincent will have a team of remarkable junior artists helping on August 7.  Denise Schamens is bringing students with special education needs, including autism, from all […]

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May 5, 2010
Middle School Student Casting Call, May 21

In response to a Community Conversation held in Waukesha in March, Good Friend is creating a video targeted for middle school audiences. As such, co-founders Chelsea Budde and Denise Schamens are inviting youth ages 12-15, grades 6-8 (’09/’10 school year), to audition for a part in the as-yet-untitled production. The casting call will be held […]

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