Cookies from the Heart: South Shore Bank Partners with Friendship Home in Norwell to create new jobs

Leading community bank funds program providing work employment for people with disabilities

South Shore Bank is pleased to announce a new partnership with Friendship Home in Norwell called, “Cookies from the Heart.” Friendship Home was founded in 1999 by two mothers of adult children with developmental disabilities, who dreamed, then achieved opening a Home with a Heart that supports individuals with developmental disabilities as well as their families. Now, South Shore Bank will sponsor “Cookies from the Heart,” employing two people from Friendship Home to package cookies and hand deliver them to within the local community. The dough for this program is generously donated by Montilio’s Baking Company in Quincy. South Shore Bank distributes the cookies to various individuals and organizations throughout the community.

“When Jim Dunphy of South Shore Bank approached me to talk about this opportunity, I was thrilled. We have two great participants here at Friendship Home who are now employed because of this wonderful project. We’re incredibly grateful to South Shore Bank,” said Friendship Home Executive Director Andrea Pyke. “We all know what a sense of fulfillment being employed can provide and our members are grateful we are able to provide this opportunity.”

“At South Shore bank we’re really proud of the fact that we’re a community partner,” said South Shore Bank CEO Jim Dunphy. “We were looking for an opportunity to employ the great work force here at Friendship Home by creating a program that we could utilize for client development. We thought the ability to package and send out cookies would be a great opportunity for everyone.”

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