Once a week, 6-year-old Harrison wakes up feeling excited. “They’re coming today!” he announces with a smile. He’s looking forward to seeing two of his favorite people, Meryl and Tara, two teenage volunteers from The Friendship Circle of Passaic County. The girls arrive with all kinds of activities, everything from arts and crafts to games and music. “These girls really come prepared,” says Harrison’s mom, Judy Kessler of Hawthorne. “They come with a plan, and my son looks forward to it tremendously.
Full story at NorthJersey.com
A girl with Down Syndrome becomes a Friendship Circle volunteer.
The Friendship Circle of Montreal hosted the Trevor Williams Kids Foundation [TWKF] in a basket ball tournament to the delight of participants and their parents at the Friendship Circle building in Snowden Thursday evening.
“The circle is a place where the kids feel safe and are not judged and encouraged to strive for success.”
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Over at Autisable, they wrote a blog post about 7 way to help a child with Autism.
Volunteering at Friendship Circle is mentioned as a way to help. Yay!
Here a are few of the other ways to help:
- On the way to your weekly or daily trip to the grocery store, ask if there is anything you can pick up for their family.
- Learn the facts about autism, but don’t give advice.
- Ask your high school child to volunteer their time weekly to play with the child who has autism.
Full Story at autisable.com
Chanale Wolosow, director of Friendship Circle in Western Monmouth County, NJ is interviewed about the upcoming walk 4 friends on May 15th.
Friendship Circle of Cleveland in held a freeze/flash mob to promote special needs awareness. Here is a video of the news clip.
Friendship Circle of South Philadelphia held their dinner last week. Here is their feature video. Enjoy!