Better Together


Category: Events


“BEAUTIFUL, JUST BEAUTIFUL.” That’s what the Friendship Circle team said each time they read a new adult volunteer’s registration form describing why that individual chose to volunteer at Friendship Circle. What began months earlier as an idea to get a few volunteers together to help Friendship Circle with some business development projects, became the successful launch of the Friendship Circle’s Adult Volunteer program. Since the inception of FC in 2001, over 2,000  teens have volunteered to become friends with children with special needs and have graduated from FC as confident, caring community leaders. The launch of the Friendship Circle’s Adult Volunteer program happened on November 12, 2018 as part of the #GivingTuesday campaign. GivingTuesday is a global movement that promotes the ‘giving of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your local community.  It’s a simple idea. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your company or your organization, find a way to...
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Annually, the Friendship Circle team puts an amazing event together where members of the FC community and their families join in order to raise money and celebrate the amazing aspects of The Friendship Circle. At the Vonage Campus where the event takes place, the FC team decorates the area with teal and purple balloons (the friendship circle colors, of course), and sets up numerous pop-up stands with games and entertaining activities for volunteers and buddies to engage in. The brief walk around the campus is a time to bond with friends, and for volunteers to become even closer and more connected to their buddies. But what lacks appreciation during this process is ultimately the FC walk committee’s dedication to the organization of the yearly awaited walk. Weeks prior to the event, the committee gathers to fundraise, discuss ways to advocate for the walk, and ties together small details that would essentially perfect the function. The continuous success of the walk...
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