On Sunday, April 26, more than 500 volunteers and race participants attended the Friendship Circle of San Diego’s Annual 5K. Each year, the Friendship Circle 5K raises funds to support community involvement efforts for children and adults with special needs, and this year more than $70,000 was raised!
The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. In addition to offering fun social outings and events for families to enjoy, the Friendship Circle provides friendship to individuals with special needs through a network of teen volunteers.
Federation and Friendship Circle would like to extend a big toda raba to all Jewish community partners, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and students who helped make it all possible. A great deal of students from local Jewish day schools, synagogues, temples, and high schools from all throughout town, including the San Diego Jewish Academy, Soille Hebrew Day, Congregation Beth Am, Temple Adat Shalom, Beth Jacob Congregation, Torah High, and SCY High as well as Rancho Bernardo, Torrey Pines, and Camino Del Norte high school students, who came out to support the cause and cheer for their fellow peers.
“Friendship Circle would like to thank the Jewish Federation of San Diego County for their continuous support,” said Monica Kohan, Director of Programs of Friendship Circle San Diego. “Because of the great community-wide support that we’ve received, Friendship Circle will be able to continue and expand the quality programs that we provide to our families while educating the community about the need for inclusion and ways to promote acceptance.”
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