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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: To provide peer companionship to developmentally disabled children and teenagers.

Programs: The organization's program's for pairing disabled children and teenagers with peers has expanded and is very successful. Many of the volunteers continue to see their "buddies" throughout the year and on their own time. Both the volunteers and their charges feel a strong bond and sense of accomplishment.

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Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been coming to Friendship Circle events since I was a freshman, mostly to things like holiday parties and the like. It wasn’t until my junior year that I began the “Friends at Home” program. That year, I began to devote an hour and a half on most Sundays to go see my friend Josh. Coming over on Sundays was amazing for me. I got to put down my homework and leave the house to play video games and board games. It was really fun playing Wii Sports and I got to learn how to play new board games such as Blockus and Banagrams. When it was warm out, we would play Frisbee or jump on the neighbors’ trampoline. I love coming to see Josh every week, and I’m always in a great mood when I leave his house. The “Friends at Home” program was certainly my favorite part of Friendship Circle, and I am so happy that I was able to take part in it the last two years.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at the Friendship Circle and I have so much fun with it. It doesn't only benefit the families with special needs, it also benefits the volunteers. I have learned so much from the hours I have given and have grown in a spiritual way as well.