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This past 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. On July 28, Dunkin’ franchisees in Connecticut presented Connecticut Children’s with a grant for $50,000, as a result of the fundraiser.

Dunkin’ invited guests to have their iced coffee work double duty to both fuel their “go” and bring joy to kids battling illness in their communities. On May 25, $1 from every iced coffee purchased at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide supported the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of Dunkin’ franchisees across the country, 100 percent of the funds raised are now being granted locally to over 85 children’s hospitals in their respective communities.

Dunkin' brings joy to our patients and team members!

Connecticut Children’s will use the grant to bring joy to its patients and their families by renovating the space in the Emergency Department for youth with mental health needs. The area will receive features that other patient rooms currently have, including décor and activity stations, to help alleviate stress and anxiety during a patient’s stay. “We are grateful to Dunkin’ and the Joy in Childhood Foundation for bringing joy to our patients with mental health needs,” said Bob Duncan, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Connecticut Children’s. “Their generous gift will enable us to enhance the patient experience dramatically by installing wall murals and other attractive additions to patients’ rooms in the Emergency Department. We remain humbled at Dunkin’s longstanding generosity in support of our patients, their families and our team members.”

Dunkin' brings joy to our patients and team members!

“When children are faced with extreme hardship like battling a severe illness, it robs them of the joys of childhood. It was amazing to see the outpouring of support from our guests to help make a difference for these kids,” said Michael Batista, Dunkin’ franchisee. “It’s so important for us as local businesspeople to give back to the communities we serve and show them we are here to keep them running beyond their daily Dunkin’ run. We have a long-standing partnership with Connecticut Children’s and are thrilled to help them create joyful experiences that allow their patients to still be kids.”

Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation Grants $50,000

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