Seventeen area schools will be represented tonight during the Friendship Circle's "An Evening of Appreciation" banquet Wednesday at Sinai Hospital.
The non-profit organization is honoring its teen volunteers who visit with children with special needs.
"The Friendship Circle pairs local teenage volunteers and children with special needs for weekly visits, outings, and special holiday gatherings, providing programs that enrich the lives of hundreds of children with disabilities," according to an announcement from The Friendship Circle.
"Friendship Circle also offers valuable support and relief to family's facing the many challenges of raising a child with special needs."
Students from the "Friends Helping Friends" program who will be honored tonight are from the following schools:
Bais Yaakov High School, Bais Yaakov Middle School, Beth Tfiloh High School, Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore, Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Garrison Forest School, Johns Hopkins University, Maalot Baltimore-Women's Institute of Torah Seminary, New Town High School, Owings Mills High School, Peabody Conservatory, Pikesville High School, Pikesville Middle School, The Shoshana S. Cardin High School, Towson High School and Yeshiva of Greater Washington.
Following are the students who will be honored, according to the announcement:
The dinner will be held at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's ZaMoiski Auditorium, and is by invitation.