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29 04, 2019

Friendship Circle of Central Jersey Holds it’s 11TH Annual Walk4Friends And Family Fun Day To Raise Funds and Awareness for Individuals with Special Needs – Sunday, May 19th, 2019

By |2019-04-30T15:12:43-05:00April 29th, 2019|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Friendship Circle of Central Jersey Holds it’s 11TH Annual Walk4Friends And Family Fun Day To Raise Funds and Awareness for Individuals with Special Needs – Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Walk4Friends is a free 1-mile walk and a family fun day featuring a BMX show, inflatable bounce houses, petting zoo, kids’ rides and activities, food, and giveaways all in support of creating an inclusive community.   Holmdel, NJ – April 29, 2019 – Friendship Circle of Central Jersey is celebrating 11 years of Walk4Friends; an

3 04, 2019

Friendship Flash Newsletter – Walk4Friends – April 4, 2019

By |2019-04-04T09:44:17-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Newsletter|Comments Off on Friendship Flash Newsletter – Walk4Friends – April 4, 2019

      Walk4Friends - Sunday, May 19th, 2019 Save the Date & Join Us for the 11th Annual Walk4Friends Walk4Friends is an annual one-mile walk that raises crucial funds and community awareness for The Friendship Circle- a nonprofit organization for individuals with special needs. Walk4Friends begins with an inspirational opening ceremony followed by a

3 04, 2019

Birthdays and Celebrations: January – March 2019

By |2019-04-03T22:04:01-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Birthdays and Celebrations: January – March 2019

At Friendship Circle you are never just a participant, volunteer or staff you are family! Congratulations to everyone celebrating their birthdays and other milestones this time of year! PARTICIPANTS & VOLUNTEER BIRTHDAYS January Birthdays Megan R | Tristan M | Emma W | Senthil M| Josh G | Zachary F | Emma F | Halle B | Lexie

31 03, 2019

Teen Volunteers Definition of Rewarding

By |2019-04-10T00:15:18-05:00March 31st, 2019|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Teen Volunteers Definition of Rewarding

For our teen volunteers it's a good mix of bonding, learning and having a good time. We kicked off the new year with a Volunteer Educational Seminar.  The seminar was divided into two groups, one led by Rocky, who's one of our FC teachers specializing in sign language, the other led by our new behaviorist,

28 03, 2019

Karen Koller Honored as the Woman of Valor at JWD

By |2019-04-01T12:21:31-05:00March 28th, 2019|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Karen Koller Honored as the Woman of Valor at JWD

We are so proud of our very own Karen Koller for being honored as the Woman of Valor at the 2019 Jewish Woman's Day. Karen is Jonathan Koller's mother, and has been with Friendship Circle since 2012, they currently live in Monroe. See for yourself the extraordinary woman that Karen is, as she shares her

28 03, 2019

Loaves of Love – Purim 2019 Session

By |2019-04-04T09:39:52-05:00March 28th, 2019|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Loaves of Love – Purim 2019 Session

What a successful Purim Session from our Loaves of Love Team! “Loaves of Love” is a project of The Friendship Circle of Central Jersey where our participants are responsible for creating, designing and putting together various gift packages, taking orders and having them ready for pick up. The goal of “Loaves of Love” is to

27 03, 2019

Zachary’s Story

By |2019-04-10T08:18:08-05:00March 27th, 2019|Friendship Stories, Teen Volunteers|Comments Off on Zachary’s Story

Zachary with his buddies Sari (right) and Shelby (left). Nine-year-old Zachary Brown has been an enthusiastic member of Friendship Circle for the last three years, joining shortly after his family moved to the East Brunswick area. The program has not only been beneficial to Zachary, but also to the whole Brown family. As

27 03, 2019

Friends to the Finish Line

By |2019-04-04T09:47:25-05:00March 27th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Friends to the Finish Line

Sam Goto is aptly named—for several years now, Sam has been the ‘go-to’ for many people involved in Friendship Circle of Central Jersey. He’s the FC alumni who still keeps in close contact with the former volunteers who started out as his program buddies and grew into lifelong friends. He’s the person who loaned his

26 02, 2019

Miami half marathon Team Friendship keynote speech

By |2019-02-26T19:43:26-05:00February 26th, 2019|Blog, Friendship Circle Blog, Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Miami half marathon Team Friendship keynote speech

Good evening. My name is Stacy Goto. I am the mother of Sam Goto, a Friendship Circle participant and volunteer. It is an  honor to speak to you tonight about friendship, specifically the unconditional friendship provided by this organization to people who really need it and benefit from it. We all understand that friendship is

26 02, 2019

Recap of Miami half marathon weekend

By |2019-02-26T19:28:18-05:00February 26th, 2019|Blog, Friendship Circle Blog|Comments Off on Recap of Miami half marathon weekend

Our weekend with Team Friendship in Miami was nothing short of inspirational and fun! We were surrounded by enthusiasm, camaraderie, friendship and acceptance, and great food! Everyone loved Sam, “What’s not to love?” as my mother used to say. We flew into Miami on Friday with Liz and met Chanale at the airport. Their excitement