Valley Friendship Club

A nonprofit organization

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Valley Friendship Club inspires fun friends & learning! Providing engaging activities for those with & without disablities!


Valley Friendship Club (VFC) was designed to create places and events specifically oriented to the social needs of children and young adults who can be marginalized in traditional settings.  Determined to focus on the spirit of inclusion events that are sponsored by VFC are open to all people. 

Our dances, parties, classes and collaborative programs offer unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to meet new people, and foster friendships that cross boundaries of age, ability and interests.  Activities such as music in motion, arts & crafts, yoga, martial arts and cooking offer creative outlets for members.  Theatrical productions, outdoor geo-caching, fishing and photography are special events we pride ourselves on being able to offer and these adventures have filled to capacity every time! 

We are currently developing more special programming to include additional opportunities for young adults who are nearing the stage where job skills development is critical.  

Your donation of any amount will help assist us in developing the programming we specialize in, opportunities that focus on developing interests and skills that will help our members navigate their communities,  and their lives through…and beyond graduation.  

THE ABC'S of VFC

Parents, friends and our members themselves are grateful for the opportunities presented by our volunteer coordinators and team. Here are some of the thoughts parents and friends have shared with us about what VFC means to them… 

A IS FOR AMAZING…

"Valley Friendship Club is an amazing resource for kids, teens and young adults throughout the St. Croix Valley area!  It is a place where everyone (and anyone) can come and feel welcome.  We have fun, learn things and connect with friends."

Our team of volunteers are dedicated to creating opportunity and supporting our extended community.  Our objective is to foster friendships, create a community of inclusion and support independence for our youth.  

B IS FOR BELONGING…

"The opportunity to attend events where you are welcomed and feel valued is a desire shared by everyone.  For children and young adults with disabilities finding these places can be challenging.  The volunteer staff of Valley Friendship Club saw this need and provides a wide range of activities that are fun, allowing opportunities to make new friends."

We all know that feeling of insecurity and fear that prevents us from taking full advantage of what life has to offer.  At VFC we work together to lift up our friends, allowing them the freedom to express themselves with their peers and never feel judged.  

C IS FOR CREATING…

"VFC's priority is to make everyone comfortable and have fun! When typical kids are making plans for a Friday night hang-out with a movie, our kids don't need to feel left out.  We offer movie nights with popcorn & treats on a jumbo screen, or game night with WII in action, karaoke on loud and lots of laughs.  I have seen amazing friendships begin and blossom"

VFC promotes creating a community where bringing people together is fun.  Where everyone's individual talents and abilities are celebrated – and shared.  

Please support our efforts to celebrate the gifts of each individual regardless of ability.  Help us afford the artists, teachers, and supplies that make it possible for us to include amazing experiences for our members as: 

  •  Art, music, yoga, martial arts
  • Collaboration with Z Puppet Company & Stillwater Public Library to present Monkey Mind Puppets.
  • Kitchen Skills Programming (a program that offers students "life-skills" & potential job skills
  • and much much more...

Organization Data

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Organization name

Valley Friendship Club

Tax id (EIN)

27-2362329

Categories

Health Children & Family Community

Address

5620 Memorial Avenue North, Suite C
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone

651 491 6486

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