Hundreds of South Shore residents came out on Friday January 20th for the Super Funky Friendship Fest, a concert style fundraiser for the Friendship Home in Norwell. The award-winning Aldous Collins Band, a local South Shore favorite, headlined the concert, while Sara Leone, an extremely talented singer based out of Scituate, opened the night. The event was a huge success, with the concert selling out in advance and raising over $10,000 for programs and services at the Friendship Home.
This event was the idea of Jill Lamoreaux, a Realtor with Real Living Coastal Real Estate, who is a big fan of the Aldous Collins Band and has been actively involved with the Friendship Home for more than seven years. She has been instrumental in helping them reach their goal of $850,000 per year to run the facility through volunteering and helping run the various events they host. Real Living Coastal Real Estate is involved in many fundraising opportunities and events with the Friendship Home, and didn’t hesitate to be a sponsor for Friday’s event.
“I’m excited that we exceeded our expectations from last year and I hope to continue in the coming years to increase our audience awareness for friendship fest! Our next project is to host a country fest and we are looking for support!” says Jill Lamoreaux
According to their website, The Friendship Home is a bustling overnight respite and activity center in Norwell, MA, that provides day and evening programs for individuals with disabilities and those who care and advocate for them. Their members are given the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives by fulfilling their essential need for belonging and socialization.
Friendship Home’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment. The organization was founded in 1999 by Wilma Goodhue and Joan Mullare, both mothers of adults with developmental disabilities. Friendship Home has grown to serve hundreds of families caring for people age 13 and older with developmental disabilities and provides programs including Friendship Club, Bridges to Work Vocational Program, Family forum meetings, and more.
To find out more about friendship home, visit their website at www.friendshiphome.net.