My Central Jersey.com
On Sept. 14, 2008, The Friendship Circle of Bergen County hosted its second annual New Jersey Friendship Walk, a 5K charity walk and community fair sponsored and hosted by Westfield Garden State Plaza. Over 1,200 people attended the event to help raise awareness for local special needs children.
In conjunction with the walk was a Friendship Fair, which consisted of food, games, several exciting rides, and special guest appearances. Singers Sholom Jacobs and Aryeh Pearlman dazzled the crowd with their voices, while well-known entertainer Uncle Moishe performed a special routine for the children.
“We are so thankful that this year’s event was so successful,” said Rabbi Grossbaum, who organized the event as the founder of The Friendship Circle’s Bergen County affiliate. “Our walk attracted an even larger turnout than last year, which is proof that our events are helping us to accomplish the goal that we had originally set out to achieve to help the special needs community of Bergen County, one child at a time.”
For more information on how to get involved with The Friendship Circle or to make a monetary donation, please visit www.NJFriendshipWalk.com.
The Friendship Circle, a non-profit project of Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County, is an organization that strives to foster relationships between community teenagers and special needs children. This is done through a variety of innovative and creative programs, such as sports nights, sibling circles, mom’s nights out, winter and summer camps, and parent and grandparent seminars. The organization’s goal is to allow these children and their families to feel the warmth of the community and to realize that they are not alone.