The Friendship Circle promotes a greater awareness and understanding of the unique needs and the unique gifts of people with special needs, and encourages respect and empathy for those facing challenges.
Children and teens with special needs and their families benefit from a wide array of innovative respite, social, and recreational programs. The Volunteer Club motivates, inspires and enriches the lives of the teen mentors.
Friendship Circle is made up of 5 jewels: children, families, volunteers, staff and supporters. The beauty of the circle is how we all link together to form a seamless circle of friendship.
Atlantic has been an active supporter of Friendship Circle for almost a decade. Recently, we have become major sponsor for Friendship Circle’s LifeTown project, a replica of Main Street USA that teaches children how to work in a typical downtown store. Atlantic Copy Shop will be a part of that Main St initiative and will be a place for children and young adults on the spectrum to learn how to use copier/printing equipment supplied by Atlantic.