Hey there! On Sunday, May 15th I’ll be walking to raise awareness and funds for an organization and a community that has a special place in my heart.
Friendship Circle Upper East Side works every day to cultivate friendships between kids, teens and young adults with special needs and dedicated teen and young adult volunteers, providing social and recreational opportunities that are otherwise unavailable to individuals with special needs. Hundreds of friendships have been formed and so many lives have been changed for the better because of this beautiful organization.
During the initial outbreak of Covid-19, I personally experienced what it’s like to be in social isolation and it really opened my eyes to what the special needs community experiences on a daily basis and why the work that Friendship Circle does is so critical. I have done Sunday Circle for around 2 years and I look forward to every Sunday. I have bonded with so many awesome buddies and I cherish every moment I have spent with them. Now more than ever, I’m inspired to continue supporting this special community. Anything you can give to support my walk will be so appreciated and go such a long way.