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Friendship Circle continues to help individuals with special needs

Since co-founding the Friendship Circle in 1994, Bassie Shemtov has noticed a shift in how community members relate…

4 Ways We Made a Difference in 2020

4 Ways We Made a Difference in 2020

Friendship Circle is dedicated to going above and beyond to fulfill the needs of the community, especially in…

Dakota Bread Company

Share Your Feedback: Dakota Bread Company Survey

We recently purchased Dakota Bread Company to further our mission of creating employment opportunities for adults with special…

3 Reasons to Give the Gift of Friendship on Giving Tuesday

3 Reasons to Give the Gift of Friendship on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday — the annual global generosity movement that aims to transform communities through…

Nonprofit purchases West Bloomfield bakery to offer job opportunities to adults with special needs

The nonprofit Friendship Circle recently purchased Dakota Bread Company in West Bloomfield as a way to offer job…

Dakota Bread is Back in Business

A steady stream of cars — 189 in the first hour alone — passed through the Boardwalk shopping…

The Friendship Circle Knows the Difference a Friend Can Make

In 1994, husband-wife duo Bassie and Levi Shemtov declared that they would dedicate their lives to social outreach,…

Friendship Circle Buys Dakota Bread Company From Retiring Owners

Dakota Bread Company, a popular West Bloomfield bakery known for its challah, will reopen next week under surprising…

Friendship Circle of Michigan buys bakery to expand job options for people with special needs

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Friendship Circle of Michigan has done amazing work helping people with special needs…

Friendship Meets Baking: The Story Behind Friendship Circle’s Purchase of Dakota Bread

Friendship Circle recently purchased West Bloomfield’s own Dakota Bread Company, well-known throughout metro Detroit for its delicious challah…

Bake the World a Better Place: Drive-Through Open House to Celebrate Friendship Circle’s Acquisition of Dakota Bread, Oct. 25

Friendship Circle is thrilled to announce the upcoming purchase of West Bloomfield’s own Dakota Bread Company, well-loved throughout…

BREAKING: Friendship Circle To Purchase Beloved Dakota Bread Company to Create Career Opportunities for Adults with Special Needs

Friendship Circle is thrilled to announce their plan to purchase West Bloomfield’s own Dakota Bread Company, well-loved throughout…