EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
Hey there my friend! As you may know, I am a volunteer with FriendshipWorks and can't speak highly enough about this amazing organization. I am so happy to be a small part of something so big! They do so much for elders living in Boston, most importantly providing friendship to folks who may not have anyone in their lives. Sadly, some are essentially living in isolation. I started out as a friendly visitor, meeting with an elder who I was matched with on a weekly basis. I am now a friendly helper, and I even got to join in on an awesome game of Bingo one time :) Some of the programs include, friendly visitors, friendly helpers, medical escorts and pet pals. I can't wait until Nina gets a little older so we can become a part of the pet pals program. We will for sure bring a lot of happiness and shenanigans to everyone we meet! Please take a moment to view the video so you can see for yourselves all of the wonderful programs that FriendshipWorks offers as well as some beautiful friendships that have been built!
Many thanks for taking the time to read this message and watching the video!
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Walk with us and embrace the power of Friendship!
FriendshipWalks is our first Annual Walk-a-Thon! It will raise awareness of the power of friendship in ending elder isolation and raise critical funds to support our programs. FriendshipWorks’ programs aim to reduce isolation and provide friendly support and assistance to the elders we serve, including one-on-one friendly visits, medical escorts, and friendly pet visits.
Walk with a friend or meet a new friend, form a team, bring your match. Honor a friendship or an elder in your life, or walk in memory of someone important to you. Choose a route; collect pledges; then bring your pet, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family, and join us on May 15th!
FriendshipWalks will promote the importance of building neighborly connections, the value of friendship, and the role of walking and physical activities in the health and well-being of elders.
If you want to walk, start a team, volunteer, or fundraise, click on the above “REGISTER” button.
If you want to donate or sponsor a walker, use the above “DONATE" button.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click below on the “SPONSORS” tab for more information.
Note: We encourage people to donate or sponsor someone using the above donate “button”. If you’re collecting pledges off-line, you can use this link below to print out the Pledge Sheet:
If you want to donate by check, please make it payable to: FriendshipWorks with “FriendshipWalks” written on the memo line. You can give the check to a Team leader you want to sponsor, or send it to: FriendshipWorks, 105 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111