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Circle Of Friends To Recognize Teen Volunteers At Fairfield Fundraiser

Circle of Friends of Fairfield County -- which is based in Norwalk -- will host an "Evening of Recognition" fundraising dinner in Fairfield honoring its more than 156 teen volunteers who share friendship with children with special needs.
Circle of Friends of Fairfield County -- which is based in Norwalk -- will host an "Evening of Recognition" fundraising dinner in Fairfield honoring its more than 156 teen volunteers who share friendship with children with special needs. Photo Credit: Circle of Friends website

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Circle of Friends of Fairfield County -- which is based in Norwalk -- will host an "Evening of Recognition" fundraising dinner to honor its more than 156 teen volunteers who share friendship with children with special needs.

The gala will take place Sunday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m., at the Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield.

At the event, Circle of Friends will present 11 high school seniors from Staples High School in Westport, Weston High School and Wilton High School with Fellowship Awards for its combined 3,000 “friendship hours."

A new video presentation called “The Power of Friendship," produced especially for this gala, will be shown.

The dinner will also feature a Chinese auction and a recognition/advertising journal to raise much-needed funds for the organization. Westport residents Ellen Lautenberg and Doug Hendel are chairing the dinner committee.

Local and state dignitaries will be presenting the volunteers with their awards. Circle of Friends’ Young Leadership Award will be presented to volunteer alumna Quincy Stein of Westport. Quincy, a rising sophomore at American University in Washington DC, is being recognized for her work there on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

Circle of Friends is nonsectarian. It is an 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 plays dates.

Concluding its 12th year, Circle of Friends’ teen volunteers and their adult supervisors are currently involved with over 120 families in the area.

To make a reservation for the gala, make a donation or for more information, click here , call 203-293-8837 or email cof@circleoffriendsct.org.

Circle of Friends is a beneficiary of WYWL, the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and donations from private charitable individuals residing within Fairfield County.

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