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Please join us May 17 - Celebrate Highland Friendship Club's 20th Year!

Twenty years ago, two St. Paul Moms came together to create more opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities to make friends, learn, and connect.
Today, Highland Friendship Club (HFC) thrives by changing hundreds of people's lives each year through 35 classes a week.
But we have not done it alone. 
We want to thank all of our supporters at a community celebration.
When: Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Short program at 6 p.m.
Where: Summit Brewing, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN 55102
Light snacks and beverages provided. Also cash bar and food trucks. 
 

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Be A Friend (BAF) 2022

Although the much loved Be A Friend Luncheon fundraiser, typically held every March, is unable to be in person at DeGidio’s this year, HFC is thrilled to announce that Joe and Maddie Mauer have committed to a donor match for 2022 BAF donors. With your help, we can maximize this generous donation. We are already looking forward to 2023 BAF  when we can gather in person. 

Please consider making a gift today.

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Thank you for making HFC's 15th Annual Lanes for Friendship 2021 a success raising over $50,000!  
Find out Joe Mauer's nickname in one of the 3 videos Joe did for the fundraiser!
 
 
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Be A Friend 2021 Happy Hour

 

Check out the video presentation link below from Highland Friendship Club's Be A Friend spring fundraiser filmed on location at DeGidio's Restaurant and Bar. You'll get an update on HFC, and see a cooking demonstration by DeGidio’s Chef Shane and two of HFC's own cooks!

 
 
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Be A Friend Luncheon 
HFC hosts the Be A Friend Luncheon annually in the spring to enlist the help of local community members to support HFC programs. With the help of DeGidio’s Restaurant and Bar, HFC Table Captains invite their families and friends to experience what the organization is all about while HFC members, staff and Board members share their passion for HFC. Over a delicious lunch, the HFC community grows as new volunteers and donors join in!
 
Community Picnic-Sunday

During the summer, the entire community is invited to come together in Highland Park for a fun day of celebrating the Highland Friendship Club community. This is a celebration of HFC members, parents, caregivers, volunteers, staff and more! The intent is for everyone to come together on a summer day to enjoy one another's company. HFC is truly blessed with a huge community of support... don't miss your chance to join us for this free event!

 
The Really Big Game - Come Cheer Us On!
Each year, HFC members play under the big lights at the Highland Little League Fields. The Really Big Game is just that: a huge game of baseball where uniformed HFC members, coached by volunteers, play ball against one another while the crowd roars! The St. Paul Saints baseball organization serves as announcers, provides organ music along with their usual high jinks, and plenty of energy. 

 

Lanes for Friendship

Highland Friendship Club's biggest fundraiser of the year, Lanes for Friendship, is one event you don't want to miss! Sponsors of the event get the opportunity to have lunch and bowl with celebrity guest Joe Mauer and other special guests. HFC members enjoy a private Meet and Greet with Joe before bowling. A celebration of fun and friendship.   

Kayla

HFC Member

"HFC you’re the best, you rock!
HFC has helped me focus on some of my hobbies... I have met some cool people and great leaders. Some of my favorite programs are Glee Club, tennis, Friday Night Fun, and cooking class. I love the field trips like the ball games too! And thank you HFC for all the fun times... it means the world to me!"