Staff members in Albany, Troy and Schenectady received Dunkin’ gift cards and baked goods as a thank you for helping keep children running this summer

ALBANY, New Yor – In an effort to give back to those caring for children throughout the community this summer, Dunkin’ today delivered nearly $5,000 in gift cards and a variety of donuts to support the staff and summer camp counselors at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady.

Today’s special delivery was designed to express appreciation for the staff and their work to keep kids running and mentally engaged during the summer season. The gift cards will be distributed to staff and summer camp counselors working to support Boys & Girls Club programming at clubhouses and parks in the cities of Albany, Troy and Schenectady.

“Child care and youth counseling are becoming increasingly important as more families return to work,” said Dunkin Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “The counselors and staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area and Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady are making lives easier for families every day, all while providing local children with a safe and healthy environment to have some fun during their summer vacations.”

The delivery marks Dunkin’s latest initiative in an ongoing effort to support frontline employees during the pandemic. Since mid-March, Dunkin’ has donated thousands of baked goods, coffee and gift cards to first responders, nurses, food pantry employees and child care staff.

“We are very excited to partner with Dunkin’ on this initiative as our staff have been working hard to make sure that both youth and families throughout the Capital Region are continually fed and have impactful programs to attend this summer,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area Chief Executive Officer Justin Reuter. “We would like to extend a special thank you to Dunkin’ and their Capital Region franchisees for recognizing our team members and their tremendous efforts in the community.”

“Our staff, who are working tirelessly every day with so many of Schenectady’s families, truly appreciate the gift cards from Dunkin’ that will keep them firing on all cylinders,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady Executive Director Shane Bargy. “Thank you so much to Dunkin’ for helping us keep our kids happy and healthy during these very difficult times.”

This summer, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area has approximately 100 staff members who are in charge of overseeing 475 youth in the cities of Albany and Troy.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady has approximately 50 staff members who are in charge of overseeing 400 children who participate in summer programs at the Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse as well as other programming at six parks throughout the city of Schenectady.


About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 13,000 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area

Established in 2019, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) has a mission to, “Inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.” The organization serves over 1,900 youth daily at 23 locations across Albany and Rensselaer Counties, including programs focusing on character and leadership, career and education, health and life skills, sports and recreation, and the arts. BGCCA also fights hunger by serving 1,100 daily free, hot meals to Club members (85% of which reside in food insecure households) at its after-school sites.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

Since 1936, Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady has served young people from every walk of life, especially those who need the most support. Eight decades later, it is the largest youth development organization in Schenectady County, with 14 sites, including extensions, summer parks, all of the City of Schenectady’s swimming pools and an amazing 50-acre summer experience in the Helderberg Mountains called Camp Lovejoy. The organization serves over 12,000 children and teens annually in some of Schenectady’s most distressed neighborhoods.

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