The Friendship Circle of Cleveland brings together children with special needs and teen volunteers to forge a bond that lasts a lifetime. Through social and life-skills programs, the Friendship Circle enhances the lives of special children and provides their families with support through networking and respite. The nonprofit’s mission is rooted in the Jewish ideal of making the world a better place through the practice of Mitzvot─good deeds.
On Wednesday evening, May 29, the Friendship Circle will host its annual Heart & Soul Awards Reception at the Tri-C East Mandel Humanities Center on Richmond Road in Highland Heights, Ohio.
Jill Friedman Helfman and her husband Brad will be honored along with two other couples. The Helfmans are being recognized for passing along to their children their commitment to uplifting the lives of others. For six years, their son Justin and daughter Lindsey have been learning valuable lessons of compassion, kindness and connection through their weekly volunteer efforts at the Friendship Circle.
Helfman is co-partner-in-charge of Taft’s Cleveland office. She serves as chair of Taft’s Domestic Relations group. Her practice focuses on family and divorce law, particularly in high net worth cases.
For more information about the Heart & Soul Awards Reception, visit here.