June 19, 2016 -  Papa Bear Joe had the privilege of sharing part of his Father’s Day celebration with the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn at their third Art Show, proudly sponsored by Bear Givers. The energy from the parents, the artists and the staff of the Friendship Circle enhanced the EmpowerArt mission to a level fitting this special day.
The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that creates friendships between community teens and special needs children in the Brooklyn New York area and engages them in a variety of Jewish, social and educational activities.