The Friendship Club touches so many . . .
The child with special needs looks forward to weekly visits from his or her teenage friends, as well as the special events they get to attend together throughout the year.
The teenage volunteer learns the value of giving, and cherishes the experience of making a difference in a child’s life. Without exception, the teenager gives of his or her time lovingly, never grudgingly.
The child’s family gets desperately needed respite from the constant strain and drain, and the pleasure of seeing their child become part of the community. They also get to share and interact with others facing circumstances and challenges similar to their own.
The supporter provides the wherewithal for the Friendship Club to exist. By observing the very obvious difference the program is making to so many lives, supporters of the Friendship Club make the smiles of these special children their own.
The staff is a team of leaders and professionals for whom the Friendship Club is a labor of love. Be it through working with the children, teenagers and parents; or planning the various activities; these dedicated men and women are the driving force behind the program.