Donation is part of $500,000 in grants being awarded to support summer camps for children battling illness nationwide
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK; The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable organization powered by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, guests and employees, today announced a $10,000 grant to support Camp Good Days & Special Times in Mendon, NY.
Camp Good Days & Special Times provides residential camping programs as well as year-round recreational and support activities for children with cancer, sickle cell anemia and the entire family. The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation donation will allow the summer camp, located on the shores of Keuka Lake, to purchase much-needed waterfront safety equipment for campers, volunteers and staff.
“The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and our Western New York franchisees are thrilled to present a $10,000 grant to Camp Good Days & Special Times, an organization which shares our commitment to bringing joy to kids and helping them participate in fun activities throughout the summer,” said Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “We know how critical the services provided by this local organization is to the many kids and families in Western New York, which is why we’re so proud to support their work in the community.”
The donation comes as Camp Good Days & Special Times begins welcoming the return of campers and families for in-person activities. Last year, the non-profit organization was only able to conduct virtual camp sessions with children, adults and families in the community. Camp Good Days & Special Times provides services to 500 campers per year and more than 70 families during family camping sessions.
“This grant affords us an opportunity, especially after the difficult Covid-19 period, to bring love to life for so many who are dealing with cancer,” said Camp Good Days & Special Times Camp Director Caitlyn E. Bailey. “Cancer did not stop during the pandemic and neither did Camp Good Days & Special Times, thanks in part to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.”
The summer camp funding is part of the $500,000 in grants being awarded by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to support summer camps for children battling illness nationwide. These grants support the Foundation’s mission to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids and allows them to experience the joy of summer at one of the many camps around the country designed just for them.
In 2020, the Joy in Childhood Foundation provided more than $4.5 million in grants to 350 organizations around the country and has granted over $30 million since its inception. To learn more about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, visit www.bringjoy.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
About the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals and nonprofit organizations to fund joyful environments and joyful experiences for kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $30 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit http://www.bringjoy.org/.