Friendship Circle International

The Friendship Circle is today’s fastest growing Jewish organization for children with special needs. With over 80 locations worldwide the Friendship Circle has cultivated friendships between 7,000 special children and close to 11,000 teen volunteers.

The Friendship Circle’s unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved.

For more about Friendship Circle International visit FriendshipCircle.com
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Friendship Circle Launched

Friendship Circle Founded in West Bloomfield Michigan

Friendship Circle Expanded

The second Friendship Circle is started in Livingston, New Jersey

Friendship Circle Expanded

2 more Friendship Circles open in Manalapan New Jersey and Columbus Ohio

Friendship Circle International

The First International Friendship Circle’s are started in Melbourne Australia and Montreal Canada

Friendship Circle Expanded

Between 2004 and 2007 over 50 Friendship Circles are started around the world

International Office Founded

Friendship Circle International Office is opened to provide resources and guidance to new and existing Friendship Circles

First International Conference

First Friendship Circle International Conference

First Volunteer Conference

First Conference for Friendship Circle volunteers

Friendship Circle Expanded

Between 2008 and 2011 an additional 28 Friendship Circles are created

Bike For Friendship

Three students bike 5,000 miles around the country to raise awareness for Friendship Circle and children with special needs.