Nearly 1,000 community members joined the Friendship Circle of Los Angeles 8th annual Walk4FriendshipLA, which surpassed their goal, raising over $225,000.
The purpose of the Walk is to raise critical funds and build community awareness for the Friendship Circle, to provide the vital programming and support for Jewish children with special needs and their families.
The day was incredible, beginning with a performance by the Broken Chains Band, where one of the performers was an MVP graduate. These 7th graders took the initiative to fundraise themselves and become active participants in the event itself.
The high-energy opening ceremony culminated in a Shofar blowing as the 2k walk began. When the walkers arrived back at Shalhevet, they were greeted with a variety of free activities and entertainment such as a bounce house, bungee jumping, a huge Art Bus, crafts, caricatures, a delicious barbecue and more.
What made the event even more meaningful was the incorporation of a Rosh Hashanah fair – including a photo booth where kids made Rosh Hashanah cards, and everyone enjoyed the Shofar Factory interactive show. Finally, the event ended with a live concert by the 8th Day Band that delighted children and adults alike.
Friendship Circle of Los Angeles is proud to be promoting friendship and inclusion in the Los Angeles community, and are grateful for all those that support what they do for the children, families and teens.