Friendship Circle of Central Jersey Better Together

Programs

Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Experience the magic of the Jewish calendar with refreshments, crafts, games and unique entertainment. Whether it’s making real olive oil on Chanukah, or fashioning a functional Shofar before Rosh Hashanah, Jewish Holiday Programs at the Friendship Circle are full of excitement and hands-on fun. These are the times when Friendship Circle families and volunteers join together to prepare for the upcoming holidays and celebrate their Jewish heritage.

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Birthday Bash

It is difficult to orchestrate a birthday celebration for a child with special needs. With this in mind, the Friendship Circle periodically invites their special friends with upcoming birthdays for an event planned just for them. With festivities run by the teen volunteers, it is a birthday that these children will always remember.

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Saturday Nights Out

Parents with special needs children are on duty 24 hours a day, acting not only as their parent, but as their friend and advocate. With Saturday Night Out, parents are able to enjoy a few hours just for themselves, knowing that their children are having a ball under the careful watch of Friendship Circle volunteers.

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Walk4Friends

Over 1,000 men, women and children come out each year to walk in support of children with special needs, spreading the message of acceptance and solidarity, while raising crucial funds and awareness for the Friendship Circle’s many programs. This program is vital for the continuation of Friendship Circle and its programs.

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Sibling Circle Jr.

This program is geared for siblings ages 5-8 giving them a chance to meet other siblings in a fun and safe environment. The program will focus on giving the siblings a great time while having important discussions of what it is like to have a sibling with special needs.

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Sibling Circle Teens

Meeting bi- monthly a support group for siblings ages 9-11. The pre-teens will meet on Sunday from 3-5 pm giving them a chance to volunteer, enjoy fun activities & important conversations facilitated by a social worker.

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Mom’s Night Out

When you combine the stress of kids, parents’ work and friends – the job of a mother today can at times seem overwhelming. That’s why the Friendship Circle has devised a range of programs and special services just for YOU, giving you dedicated, noble moms a chance to unwind and relax. Join in the fun!

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Dad’s Night Out

A special evening dedicated to dads of children with special needs! Dad’s night out is a great way to socialize with other Friendship Circle dads and hang out in a fun and comfortable setting. Save the date for Wednesday, January 13th for some bowling fun!

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Friends Fun Day

Join us as we go out into the community for fun trips. This is a great opportunity to foster independence, build social skills and create long lasting friendships. Some trips will include, Bowling, Swimming, at the Aquatic Center, Fun Time America and Home Depot.

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Team Friendship Miami Marathon

Whether you walk at your dog’s pace or sprint like a pro, YOU can run a FULL MARATHON (26.2 MILES) OR a HALF MARATHON (13.1 MILES) with Team Friendship, and forever change the life of an individual with special needs. Take on the challenge. Contact the FC office to learn more or visit www.teamfriendship.org and sign up under our FC chapter

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