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About Us

About Us


The Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social and Judaic experiences. The Circle's unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and their families, and through the shared experiences, all are enriched.

The Friendship Circle is made up of five parts: volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters.

The true beauty of the Circle is how we all link together to form a seamless circle of friendship.

Our Mission
The Friendship Circle's mission is to bring friends and smiles to children with special needs and peace of mind to their parents; to foster the values of volunteerism and compassion among our youth and to ultimately realize the community's responsibility for its members with special needs.

Together, we can perform miracles.

Volunteer poster
Click here for our full color Volunteer Poster - Know someone who may want to volunteer? Hand it to them!
Upcoming Events
There are no events posted at this time. Please contact us for more info about our events.
If you would like to become a volunteer or if you have a child who could benefit from the Friendship Circle, please call Devorah Reiter at (516) 484-3500 or (516) 621-8556