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FCF on Front Page of Asbury Park Press Paper

FRESH off the press is our Founder, Sophia Ziajski, and her long-time friend and FCF participant Michael Frunzi on the FRONT page of today’s edition of The Asbury Park Press ! Check out our article by searching “special needs” at APP.com or clicking the link below! It’s a great read! https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.app.com/amp/870753002 […]

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What We’ve Been Up To!

Welcome to Friends Connect Foundation a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation (NP) ! We’re so glad that you’ve come to learn more about our organization. Here’s the inside scoop on what we’ve been up to: – In April, our organization formed as an official business entity! Our organization’s name was approved ad Friends Connect Foundation a […]

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  • Hello everyone,

Friends Connect Foundation is experiencing technical difficulties. You may be receiving emails with event reminders for events that don't exist and are not upcoming. We are actively working with our technology team to resolve these issues. We apologize for any inconveniences. Our Facebook and Instagram pages will be the most accurate sources for the correct and finalized dates, times and event themes.

PLEASE NOTE: As we all continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. Our team is staying up to date with the latest information via the CDC and our venue hosts. That being said, we have decided that the safest thing to do is to cancel all future events until further notice. The only event that will still be held is our dance class this Saturday, March 14th at NYOD since they are practicing in preparation for the dance competition on Saturday, March 21st. All volunteers and participants are welcome to attend. These decisions are in the best interest of our staff, volunteers, participants with special needs and their families. 
A list of our **anticipated** events for 2020 will be located on our website at friendsconnectfoundation.org/register. When event dates and times are finalized, we will keep you updated via our social media and email blast system. For now, all dates and times are subject to change until the COVID-19 does not pose a threat to our event attendees.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Warm regards,

The Friends Connect Foundation Team
  • Calling all Girl/Boy Scout Troops, Key Clubs, National Honor Societies, Special Needs Friendship Clubs, Sororities, Fraternities, Volunteer Organizations, etc. Ages 11+ ! (*COMMUNITY SERVICE CERTIFICATES AWARDED*) 🎉
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Nothing is more fun than volunteering with all your friends! Friends Connect Foundation is in need of at least one group of 15+ people at each of our 6 events in 2020. At the event of your choice, volunteers will befriend a local teenager with special needs while completing fun and unique activities. No prior experience in working with individuals with special needs is necessary! Please PM us, call Sophia at 732-737-7354 or email her at sophia@friendsconnectfoundation.org for more info or to register your group!
  • Friends Connect Foundation is proud to announce the official list of 2020 event dates! Specific event themes and activities will be announced soon :)
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PLEASE NOTE: our annual Friendship Dance Party HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED from tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th to Friday, March 27th.
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This year, Friends Connect Foundation will be making big changes by hosting larger events (up to 35 special needs participants and 70+ volunteers per event) with fun dress-up themes and your favorite fitness, self-expression, social and music events. To accommodate this larger attendance, we will have a team of friendly and thoroughly trained Adult Team Leaders to keep the events organized. Interested in this position? Please send an email to sophia@friendsconnectfoundation.org . We are actively collecting feedback from our volunteers and participants during this event planning period, so please feel free to send us any suggestions as well.
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All volunteers and participants can register for upcoming events on our website at friendsconnectfoundation.org/register
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Warm regards,
The Friends Connect Foundation Team

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