28 03, 2019

Loaves of Love – Purim 2019 Session

By |2019-04-04T09:39:52-04:00March 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 |2019-04-10T08:18:08-04:00March 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 |2019-04-04T09:47:25-04:00March 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

14 01, 2019

Friendship Flash – Issue 1 – January 3, 2019

By |2019-01-14T00:45:07-05:00January 14th, 2019|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Friendship Flash – Issue 1 – January 3, 2019

  Introducing the Friendship Flash The Friendship Circle bids farewell to 2018 on a high and grateful note! We would like to express sincere thanks to an incredible community, our group of generous matchers, our dedicated supporters (279 and counting!), and our adult volunteers. This dynamic group of people came together to not only reach but surpass our

3 01, 2019

Introducing the Friendship Flash 

By |2019-02-02T10:18:41-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Introducing the Friendship Flash 

The Friendship Circle bids farewell to 2018 on a high and grateful note! We would like to express sincere thanks to an incredible community, our group of generous matchers, our dedicated supporters (279 and counting!), and our adult volunteers. This dynamic group of people came together to not only reach but surpass our goal to raise $54K through a

19 12, 2018

LOVE.LIVE.GIVE – The People Behind the Quotes

By |2019-02-19T11:57:21-05:00December 19th, 2018|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on LOVE.LIVE.GIVE – The People Behind the Quotes

Friendship Circle touches the lives of everyone involved. The program has the ability to shape lives, not only for our participants, ranging from children to young adults, but also our teen and adult volunteers, families, and other supporters. You've read about them in the #LoveLiveGive campaign, now get to know them better. Senthil Muthiah -

19 12, 2018

Birthdays and Celebrations: October – December 2018

By |2019-02-03T08:12:13-05:00December 19th, 2018|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Birthdays and Celebrations: October – December 2018

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 October Birthdays | James D | Jake G | Mark Z | Jaret F | Jake C | Ethan R | Alex G | Ariel I | Jonathan S | Alex

19 12, 2018

Sunday Programs End of 2018 Happenings

By |2019-02-03T08:17:15-05:00December 19th, 2018|Friendship Stories|Comments Off on Sunday Programs End of 2018 Happenings

Our Sunday programs are dedicated to providing participants with 2 hours of fun and engagement under the guidance of an experienced teacher and with the help of our teen buddies.  Our recent Sunday programs have included Martial Arts, Yoga, and Dance! Special feature- exciting visit from the local Fireman, police officers and ambulance! We even got

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