Norwalk Teens Support Local Children with Special Needs, Honored During Evening of Recognition

Local teen volunteers to be honored at Evening of Recognition outdoor event

Circle of Friends of Fairfield County will host a Car Parade on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:30pm at Beth Israel Chabad, at 40 King Street, Norwalk honoring its more than 150 teen volunteers who share friendship with children with special needs.

Dinner will be provided by The Humble Toast food truck featured on CHOPPED. The cost for the different menu choices is $25pp.

In addition, Circle of Friends will present six high school seniors from Westport Staples, Weston High, and Wilton High School with Fellowship Awards for their combined 3,000 “Friendship Hours”.

Circle of Friends is a non-sectarian, all-volunteer organization that reaches out to children, teens and adults with special needs and involves them in a full array of inclusive social programs and weekly playdates.

In its 16th year of operation, the teen volunteers and their adult supervisors are currently providing social opportunities for over 120 families with children, teens and young adults with special needs in Fairfield County. Freida Hecht is the director of the program.

To RSVP,  become a  Sponsor, or for more information, please visit www.circleoffriendsct.org , call 203-293-8837 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Circle of Friends is a beneficiary of the Westport Rotary Club, Newman’s Own Foundation, the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy, The Fairfield Rotary Club, and  funding from private charitable individuals residing within Fairfield County.   


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