In May, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation called on America to sip from their hearts on Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day and help bring joy to kids in local hospitals across the country, including a $25,000 grant to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children at Orlando Health through the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.
Thanks to support from guests nationwide, Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day collectively raised $1.64 million to support kids in children’s hospitals throughout the country.
As part of the program last month, Dunkin’ invited guests to make their coffee run count for a good cause, where $1 from every iced coffee purchased on May 23 supported the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to bring joy to kids battling illness. Thanks to the generosity of Dunkin’ franchisees across the country, 100 percent of the funds raised will be granted locally to children’s hospitals in their respective communities.
This summer, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation will award local grants stemming from Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day to local children’s hospitals to support the initiatives that bring joy to patients. Throughout the country, grant funding will help enhance child life programming spanning from art, music and integrated therapy programs, including yoga and reiki, to electronic gaming equipment and specialized summer camps that provide joyful experiences and environments for patients and their families.
Funds will also support interactive play and learning equipment, adaptive equipment for kids with mobility issues, everyday essential kits for patients, wall murals, celebratory events for patient milestones, staffing of child life specialists and more.
Since 2006, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $45 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country thanks to the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees.
To learn more about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, visit www.bringjoy.org.