Nov 13, 2012
LA Lakers Are Donating

Conejo Valley Friendship Circle is one of the 5 finalists for a $5,000 grant from the Lakers Foundation. They'd love your vote.

Conejo Valley Friendship Circle in California is one of the five finalists that have been selected for a $5,000 grant from the Lakers Foundation.

The organization with the most votes will be awarded the $5,000 grant. Voting ends this Friday. You only need an email address, no Facebook login required.

You can only vote once. Voting period will end on November 16th at 3:00 pm. Please take a moment to vote by clicking here.

Their Mission Statement:

The Friendship Circle is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that offers a wide variety of programs geared for special needs children and young adults and their parents and siblings. The creative and innovative programs are designed to foster a unique relationship between community teenagers and the special needs families.

The programs range from our Miracle Sports League to Teen Fitness; Making Music to Gymnastics; Sunday Circle to Hangin' with Friends.

"Hangin' with Friends" has three major project objectives:

+ Create a welcoming environment for special needs teens and young adults while developing social, behavioral, and motor skills.

+ Provide the special needs teen and young adult with a regular scheduled social program where they can interact with fellow teens and young adults and learn to develop relationships.

+ Incorporate a community service component, enabling the opportunity for the teens/young adult to learn about community and giving.

Two programs are held per month - "Teen Fitness" and "Monthly Outing". Teen fitness accomplished two of the first three objectives with the added benefit of the young adults being excited about exercise, a major accomplishment for young adults with special needs as most are not self-motivated or keen on exercising.

The second program held monthly is an outing to fun and exciting places that engage special needs young adults with their teen volunteers and involve community service.

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I voted.
Easy - hope they win!
(11/13/2012 5:43:42 PM)
Good luck!
(11/13/2012 5:59:30 PM)
Help them out!
I voted. Legit takes a second!
(11/14/2012 10:12:53 AM)
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