The Friendship Circle touches so many...
The child with special needs looks
forward to weekly visits from his or her teenage friends,
as well as the special events they get to attend together
throughout the year.
The teenage volunteer learns the value
of giving, and cherishes the experience of making a difference
in a child’s life. Without exception, the teenager gives
of his or her time lovingly, never grudgingly.
The child’s family gets desperately
needed respite from the constant strain and drain, and the
pleasure of seeing their child become part of the community.
They also get to share and interact with others facing circumstances
and challenges similar to their own.
The supporter provides the wherewithal
for the Friendship Circle to exist. By observing the very
obvious difference the program is making to so many lives,
supporters of the Friendship Circle make the smiles of these
special children their own.
The staff is a team of leaders and professionals
for whom the Friendship Circle is a labor of love. Be it through
working with the children, teenagers and parents; or planning
the various activities; these dedicated men and women are
the driving force behind the program.
" The true beauty of the Circle
is how we all link together
to form a seamless circle of friendship.”