Friendship Walk planned

Friendship Walk planned

From last year’s Friendship Circle  walk. (Courtesy Friendship Circle)
From last year’s Friendship Circle walk. (Courtesy Friendship Circle)

The Friendship Circle of Bergen County’s annual Friendship Walk is on Sunday, September 20, at Teaneck’s Votee Park on Queen Anne Road, next to the Richard Rodda Community Center.

All are welcome to the activities and to show support for families of special needs children. Registration and pre-walk activities are at 10 a.m., and the walk is from 11:00 to 11:30. A post-walk celebration and carnival will run until 1 p.m. and includes games, rides, concessions, and a comedic and stunt-filled performance by the Harlem Wizards basketball team.

Online registration is at

The Friendship Circle is a Jewish nonprofit organization that provides outreach, programs, and support to families of special needs children. It brings together teen volunteers and children with a variety of disabilities for fun and friendship. The Bergen County chapter helps more than 200 families through programs for younger children through 21-year-olds.

Local high school, religious school, and day school students who are looking for a community service project are encouraged to walk on September 20 or to get involved with the organization. Friendship Circle accepts teen volunteers from seventh grade and up, and volunteer opportunities are available for adults as well.

Participants can create a team, join a team, or register as an individual; they may also solicit donations from friends and family to benefit the organization.

For information, go to

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