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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 one-mile family walk. Upon reaching the finish line, walkers will enjoy a post-walk celebration with entertainment, activities, food and much more.

Together we can make the dream of friendship come true. Your participation in attending, donating and/or raising money for Walk4Friends 2019 will help bring awareness and friendship to individuals with Special Needs and our entire community.

Together we can make the world a more inclusive & friendly place!

Proud Milestones

Friends to the Finish Line

Recently, Sam and his family were able to look back on his long history with Friendship Circle as he raced on Team Friendship in the Miami Marathon. During the race, Sam got to enjoy what he loves: good times surrounded by friends and family—something that Friendship Circle gave him when he needed it most.

Featured News

Karen Koller is Honored as Woman of Valor at Jewish Women’s Day 

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 speech from JWD about The Missing Puzzle.

Giving Back

Walk4Friends Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Now celebrating its 11th year, Walk4Friends has the power to raise a considerable portion of our overall operating budget for one year. On May 19th, more than 1,500 supporters from varying backgrounds will come together and go the distance as one. This year, our goal is to raise $175,000 for our organization, much of which is achieved through corporate sponsorships. We are asking companies in the area to step up and play a key role in the success of the Walk and the days that follow. As a Friendship Circle sponsor, not only will your company stand for an invaluable cause, but also gain relevant brand exposure across Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties.

     

Fundraising

Win a 4 Night Western Royal Caribbean Cruise

Walk4Friends is less than 2 months away and we are in full swing planning for this important community and family event! We need your involvement and partnership to ensure the success of this important event.

Every FC family* who raises $1,000 (through donations or corporate Sponsors) or more will be entered into a raffle to win a  4 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR 2 from Ft. Lauderdale.

Thank You to Royalty Travel for sponsoring this.

YOUR SUPPORT IN THIS EVENT IS CRUCIAL FOR FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE AND THE PROGRAMS WE RUN! WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY GETTING INVOLVED!
*Must be 21 or older for the cruise contest, contact us for the under 21 incentive details.

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.

Our Circle

Zachary’s Story

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. In addition, Zachary has two buddies, Sari and Shelby, who have hour-long playdates with him each week in the ‘friends at home’ program.

Teen Scene

Bonding, Growing and Good Times

For our teen volunteers it’s a good mix of bonding, learning and having a good time; from a Educational Seminar to Hamentashen bake at FC we are always busy with good things!

Upcoming Event

Mother’s Day Special Event

A special treat for our amazing FC moms out there! Maximus Salon is generously hosting our Moms for an evening of pampering.  Come for complimentary blowout or manicure, enjoy wine and delicious refreshments and of course connect with other moms. More details coming soon!

Save the date: Wednesday, May 8th | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

YAD Update

Loaves of Love

This year we sold 250 Purim boxes to the community! The theme for this year was “Start your Day with Smiles and Friendship,” and included delicious breakfast items-cereal, oatmeal, kind bar, muffins, hamentashen and more!

Special thank you to TSI – Transport Specialties International for sponsoring the shipping of Purim Loaves of Love. Your partnership makes this project possible.

Recent Event

Hanging With Friends

The highlights of the February’s Hanging with Friends program where hands down iPlay America and the Computer Workshop at Microsoft. Hanging with Friends is an exciting and interactive program that gives our teens the opportunity to hang out and have fun with their peers in a community setting. For a six week program, the buddies come together and enjoy a fun evening. Each week we meet at a different trip.

Our Sponsors

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of Friendship Circle! We are excited to share with you the launch of a new Sponsor Appreciation Program.  We designed this program to show appreciation by offering perks, complimentary tickets to events, and branding opportunities for your business.

      

Celebrations

January – March 2019 Birthdays & Life Events

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!

Adult Volunteers

Walk4Friends – Sunday, May 19th, 12 – 4pm

Walk4Friends is an annual 1 mile walk that raises crucial funds and community awareness for The Friendship Circle. Adult volunteers are needed to assist in pre-walk activities and the day of.

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Since 2001, Friendship Circle of Central Jersey works tirelessly to fulfill its mission of creating a supportive community for individuals with special needs, their families and high school volunteers, giving them the opportunity to unearth their potential, make positive life choices, and realize their dreams.

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