Dacon’s ‘Designed with Dignity’ Funds Community Program

Friendship Home

Norwell, MA – Dacon’s Designed with Dignity philanthropy program honored the retirement of longtime friend and business colleague Michael Prendergast, president of Burgin Platner and Company, with funding for 50 individuals with developmental disabilities to attend social recreational programs at Friendship Home, Inc. in Norwell.

“We offer social programs five nights per week, none of which are supported by state funding. As a result, 50% of our budget is reliant upon the generous support we receive from the community. This funding helps to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities ages 12 and older of all income levels and social demographic backgrounds in our community have access to life-enriching experiences that help them learn social skills, achieve a sense of accomplishment, and have fun,” explains Andrea Pyke, executive director at Friendship Home. “Michael and his team have long been involved with us, and we are delighted to see his generous spirit honored in this way.”

Friendship Home offers cooking nights, art lessons, dancing, outdoor recreation, exercise classes, and community outings to more than 200 members. Dacon’s Designed with Dignity philanthropy initiative seeks to acknowledge, encourage and highlight the work of organizations that create measurable change.