Our Mission

To provide every child with special needs in Northern Virginia the friendship, inclusion, and emotional support they deserve.

To inspire and enrich our network of volunteers with the personal growth and fulfillment derived from selfless giving.

Our Values

Friendship Circle is founded upon the idea that within each person is a soul which has something unique to contribute to our world and is worthy of boundless love.

Our Inspiration

“The Rebbe”, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed memory, had an unconditional love of all people. He made everyone feel that they belonged. With a warm smile that would heal every aching heart, the Rebbe was always available to offer counsel and blessing, comfort and hope to everyone he encountered.

The core of the Rebbe’s teachings is that none of us are complete until all of us are included. It is this concept that motivates the Friendship Circle.