Dear Friends and Family,
The Friendship Circle has been a huge part of my life since I started volunteering in 10th grade. When I started, I immediately felt welcomed into an organization that became like a family to me. The relationships I have made taught me acceptance, understanding, respect and to embrace who I am. My experience has greatly impacted my life and my involvement has truly given me more than I could have ever imagined.
I have had the great fortune of staffing the annual Friendship Circle Birthright trip in both 2018 and 2019. This ten-day trip allows me to forge incredible bonds with participants who come from all parts of the US. The opportunity to watch relationships form among participants of all ages and backgrounds is absolutely incredible. Experiencing the community built among the participants through learning and experiencing Israel is awe-inspiring and an adventure I look forward to every year.
The Philly Friendship Walk is an annual event kicking off the year to raise funds and community awareness for the Philly Friendship Circle. Your donations help to fund programs for children, teens, and young adults with and without special needs, that bring people together to build life-long friendships. I have personally seen the difference each and every one of you makes by contributing.
I also invite you to walk with me as a member of Sammi's Squad on October 6th so we can make a difference together! (If you plan on walking, please sign up and enter your t-shirt size!)
I love being a part of this community where everyone belongs and the only rules are Be Yourself and Have Fun! I feel blessed every day to have found a family at Friendship Circle.
I appreciate all of your support. Let’s walk together!
Lots of love,