Everyone who was fortunate to meet Joshua was impacted by his huge smile and positive energy.

Over the past 20+ years, Friendship Circle was always the highlight for Joshua. His face lit up whenever he spent time with his FC buddies. All the programs and events added so much meaning and joy to his life.

Donations made in Joshua’s honor will go towards LifeTown and will help bring smiles to so many children, teens and adults.

About Friendship Circle and LifeTown

Since its inception 22 years ago, Friendship Circle has provided support for hundreds of children and teens with special needs and their families, as well as meaningful volunteer opportunities for more than 7,000 teens. Friendship Circle’s distinctive approach of pairing participants with teen volunteers motivates, inspires, and enriches everyone involved.

LifeTown is a 53,000 sq. ft. center that is redefining the landscape for individuals with special needs. Its recreational, therapeutic and educational facilities—the first of its kind in the region—cater to the needs of children, teens, and adults.

LifeTown’s focal point is LifeTown Shoppes, a simulated Main Street that prepares participants with special needs for independent living. Offering real-world scenarios in a safe and controlled environment, the Shoppes empower each person to reach their full potential.