The Circle of Friends will host an Evening of Recognition Dinner to honor its more than 130 teen and adult volunteers at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the ballroom of Beth Israel of Westport/Norwalk, 40 King St., Westport.

The volunteer organization, run by Beth Israel to help children and teens with special needs, will also present 11 high school seniors from Staples, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk high schools with Fellowship Awards for their combined 3,000 volunteer "friendship hours" in helping children with special needs.

The teen volunteers and their adult supervisors are involved with more than 100 area families through Circle of Friends, a beneficiary of the UJA Federation of Westport, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk and Westport Young Woman's League.

The dinner will feature a "Faces of Friendship" video, a dinner journal and Chinese auction raffle to raise funds for the organization. Raffle prizes include an iPad 3, sports tickets and other items, according to a news release.

To make a reservation or for information on advertising in the dinner journal or corporate sponsorships, visit, call 203-293-8837 or email