The Walk of Friendship at the Burroughs Home in Florida allows donors to honor or memorialize individuals, organizations, and companies with paved stones customized with a message. These stones will serve as the walkway into the future pavilion directly next to the Burroughs Home. Funded by the McBride family, the pavilion will serve as a space for events, meetings, classes, and cultural events.
The idea for the Walk of Friendship originated with Thomas Edison, who created similar walkways in Fort Myers Beach in the 1920s in honor of Henry Ford and Jim Newton. Individuals can follow in Edison’s footsteps by purchasing stones for the walkway to honor people or entities that have contributed to the community over the years. All proceeds from the sale of the stones will go to support character education coursework that will take place at the new pavilion.