In 1983, a group of women gathered to create a
support organization for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
A grassroots volunteer movement began, and a
statewide network of Circle of Friends chapters
was soon created.
Over the past 25 years, Circle of Friends has grown to
include more than 700 members. These members have
raised nearly $10 million for the children served by
Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The strength and power
of Circle of Friends comes from these volunteers, who
give their time, talents and treasures every year.