At the age of 5, Lee Escalera, shown here with her brother, Win, was a happy kid growing up in New Hampshire, where she loved hopscotch, hula hoops and playing jump rope.
“Now I love to laugh, and I love to make other people laugh. The Friendship Centers changed my life in so many ways. The people here mean the world to me” she added.
More than 1,000 volunteers give time valued at more than $3.5 million annually to make the Friendship Centers possible. The personal pay off? Feeling better inside and out – and often, learning the power of a smile to change the world.
Please help make sure the vital programs and services of the Friendship Centers will not only serve the “kids of yesterday” but also the “kids of tomorrow” click here and make your online donation of $25 or more to the 2014 Giving Challenge. Just type "Senior Friendship Centers" in the search box.