2012 Grant Recipients

DKD, formerly DoorknockDinner.com began as a catering company that delivered
DKD-logo homemade meals to customers on the South Shore via internet orders. In the last year,
DKD has expanded the business to include 3 retail locations in Braintree under the
name DKD Café. Recently, they have received their wholesale license and are selling
a menu of entrees and sandwiches at Shields General Store in Norwell Center. Grant
money is being used for a marketing campaign to increase their visibility and build
their image through advertising and promotional materials. The business is located at
53 First Parish Road in Norwell, owned by Tara Hollander. For more information visit
www.doorknockdinner.com

Campus of Caring primary objective is to raise awareness and funding for a hospice
home project which would bring a hospice home to the South Shore. In April 2012 they
negotiated the purchase of the Former Friends Home, Thayer House in Hingham and later
assigned purchasing rights to their partner, Norwell VNA and Hospice. The home was
purchased and renovations are now underway to transfer the house into a peaceful and
homelike hospice residence for quality end of life care. Grant money will be used to help
cover costs of educational programs and marketing materials to raise awareness of this
project. For more information visit www.campusofcaring.org

New England Arts for Animals is “People Helping Animals Help People.” This
organization partially funds its program through the sale of a beautiful calendar filled
with paintings of animals. Because of a health issue of the founder, the major fund-
raising has been limited this past year and in an attempt to get the organization back
on track, grant money was requested to help defray the cost of calendar production
for the coming year. Their vision includes tapping into the schools to educate students
and teachers on what they do and how they can help. For more information visit
www.neartsforanimals.org

Norwell Public Library’s has a goal to acquire a second AWE computer for the children’sNorwell Public library
area to help with demand in this area. The AWE computer comes preloaded with
educational software and covers seven curricular areas including reading, writing,
phonics, math, social studies, arts and music. It provides a safe and fun learning
environment for young children. The Early Literacy Station has over 50 programs with
500 activities for children ages 2 to 8. Grant money will help fund this project. For more
information visit: www.norwellpubliclibrary.org