Sunday, November 2, the Friendship Circle of New Jersey hosted a Friendship Walk at the Turtle Back Zoo. Participants enjoyed a 1 mile or 5K walk through the landmark zoo and great entertainment, all while raising money for a program that has had a positive impact on hundreds of families with special needs children.
“We are so thankful that this year’s event was so successful,” said Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, who organized the event as the founder of the Friendship Circle’s Metro-West New Jersey affiliate. “We’ve raised more than $90,000 so far. But our work is not done yet. To consider the Walk a complete success and ensure the strength of the Friendship Circle, we still need to reach our original goal of $100,000. ”
Throughout the year, Friendship Circle offers opportunities for children and teens with special needs to have positive social experiences with members of the community.