“The highlight of my week is hands down the hour I spend hanging out with Erica. Going to Erica’s house baking brownies, playing webkins, hide and go seek or creating an imaginary pirate ship have been some of the most influential and fun moments of my life. I cannot wait to spend another year filled with these experiences.”

Jodie Salzberg, Friendship Circle Volunteer

“As a parent of two special needs children one learns to notice the little things… Never doubt what you mean to our children . They, Larry and I are proud to call you friend.”

Mrs. Beth Slozberg-Widem, Friendship Circle Mom

“I never would have thought that spending one hour per week with someone could have such an impact on each of us individually. Dan and I created a special friendship with Gary, and it has strengthened over the course of this year. I noticed the effect that it has had on me when I found myself searching for Gary in the cafeteria one day just to say hello to brighten up my day; it worked. Additionally, whenever Dan or I are unable to spend our time with Gary, the other one has noted that each time, he has set up a bingo board and filled it out as if we were all there. I think that this shows the impact that Friendship Circle has on the volunteers and our friends.”

Ben Alpert, Friendship Circle Volunteer