Since 1997, FRIENDS has touched the lives of thousands of people. We offer financial help in the form of grants to help families afford the cost of registration and the hotel. Without this aid, many families would be unable to attend. In one case, our aid allowed a family to stay in the hotel rather than sleep in the family car (which shows how much the FRIENDS experience is valued).

We continue to do all we can to keep expenses down: hotel rates, meals, and registration fees. If you are able, we would like you to consider a donation to help another family attend our convention. Registration/lodging for a family of two (one parent and one child) is approximately $900. For two parents and two children to attend the convention, registration/lodging cost is approximately $1300.

You can also can generate donations for FRIENDS when you buy items on Amazon’s Holiday Toy List at

Employer Matching Gift: Many companies will match your gifts. Check with your employer.

Please support us at one of the following levels:

In advance, thank you very much for your generosity.

With much appreciation,

Lee Caggiano

Executive Director and Co-Founder