The NY Friendship Circle, which bring teens and children with special needs together to form meaningful and lasting friendships, collected and decorated more than 100 cans of food with colorful Thanksgiving messages. The cans will be donated to the Island Harvest Food Bank.
The NY Friendship Circle
Based in Dix Hills, NY, The NY Friendship Circle is a 501(c) (3) charity started as a way to bring teens and children with special needs together to form meaningful and lasting friendships. Teen volunteers have helped make the NY Friendship Circle not only a safe place for children of all abilities to be themselves, be accepted and be valued for who they are on the inside, but also a place where everyone can learn new things. The teen volunteers offer friendship, true support and mentorship to those who need it when participating in various classes and activities, promoting an atmosphere of true integration. Please visit www.NYFriendshipCircle.com for more information.
Island Harvest Food Bank
Island Harvest has become Long Island’s largest hunger-relief organization. Volunteers and staff now deliver millions of pounds of good, surplus food – much of which might otherwise go to waste – to a network of 570 Long Island-based food pantries, soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations that offer feeding services for those in need. Since their inception, they have delivered 130 million pounds of food, supplementing 108 million meals.