About the Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle, not for profit organization, was born from innovation, where two compelling community needs and two target populations were creatively addressed through one synergistic program design.
- Special Needs Children and their families need to be accepted and welcomed as members of the community. Children need to have positive and meaningful interactions (friendships) with their fully abled peers, and in turn, learn to be a friend. Their families need support, acceptance and respite opportunities.
- Teens in middle and high school need to have meaningful volunteer opportunities during after school and weekend time, in which they can:
- Interact with friends and peers from other schools;
- Engage in teambuilding activities that help them develop a sense of responsibility and empathy toward others,
- Regularly and meaningfully contribute to their community, and help other children, in a way that adults cannot.
Together, the volunteers, children, parents, staff and supporters who make up the Friendship Circle can perform miracles. To join the Friendship Circle Family, call (518-488-8992), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. In addition to assisting individuals with special needs, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving.
We envision a world in which people who have special needs and their families experience acceptance, inclusion and friendship as contributing members of society. The Friendship Circle aims to create an environment for teens that will nurture a sense of connection to and responsibility for the greater community through innovative and stimulating programs. We see this as essential for developing and producing the leaders of tomorrow.
How can you help complete the circle?
- Do you know a teenager or someone of college age who would like to be a volunteer?
- Are you willing to drive a volunteer to his or her destination?
- Do you know a family that can use extra help in their home with children who have special needs?
- Would you like to support our programs and help us continue the work of the Friendship Circle? Click here to Donate
Please contact: Chaya Rubin – (518-488-8992), or email Chaya@capitalfriends.org The Friendship Circle is made up of five parts: volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters. The true beauty of the Circle is how we all link together to form a seamless circle of friendship. Together, we can perform miracles.