$1 from every Iced Coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in Buffalo will support the
Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to bring joy to kids battling illness
BUFFALO, NY — Dunkin’ is giving guests throughout Buffalo a whole new reason to fuel their “go” this spring. Today, Dunkin’ announced it will host Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day on Wednesday, May 25, to support the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.
On Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day, guests can help give joy with every sip, as $1 from every iced coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide will be donated to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to bring joy to kids at local hospitals. *
On Wednesday, May 25, guests across the country can make their iced coffee purchase work double duty by supporting kids battling illness right in their own communities. Thanks to the generosity of Dunkin’ franchisees in Buffalo, 100 percent of funds raised from Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day will be granted locally to John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital through the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.
“Millions of children across the country are fighting illnesses that no child should endure, and we are thrilled to give back and bring joy to kids in hospitals,” said Manish Patel, Buffalo Dunkin’ Franchisee. “We want our guests to know that their purchase of an iced coffee on May 25 truly makes a difference and will help bring joy to kids in our communities. We look forward to helping our guests cool down for a great cause with the hardest working iced coffee in America!”
“Oishei Children’s Hospital relies on donations for critical programs, equipment, technology and education to help ensure the team has the tools needed to care for the kids and families of our community,” said Andrew Bennett, vice president of The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation. “Partners like Dunkin’ who rally their customers to support us makes such an impact and we are so grateful.”
Oishei Children’s Hospital is the leader for pediatric healthcare in the region, providing multi-disciplinary care for moms, kids and babies in Western New York.
Guests can customize their Dunkin’ iced coffee just the way they like it, with a variety of dairy and non-dairy, sweetener and flavor options. Dunkin’ is the market leader in the Iced Coffee category, delivering freshly brewed iced coffee to guests every day with a smooth, delicious taste.
Since its inception in 2006, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $37 million to national and local nonprofits. In 2021, the Foundation awarded 171 grants to hospitals and other nonprofits to help bring joy to kids battling illness. Grants from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation also support year-round programs like Dunkin’ Connecting Joy, which provides funding to hospitals to bring gaming experiences to pediatric patients; Teen Prom Program that equips hospitals with a means to host prom-like events for patients who may be unable to attend their own high school proms; and Dogs for Joy, which places highly trained in-residence therapy dogs in hospitals to help bring joy to kids and serve as a critical part to a child’s treatment plan.
*Excludes Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew.
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 15 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’, 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 Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $37 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country thanks to the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees. For more information, please visit www.bringjoy.org.
About John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is Western New York’s regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric trauma, surgical and medical care, including neonatal, perinatal and obstetric services. Oishei Children’s Hospital is the region’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and state-designated Regional Perinatal Center. Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Oishei Children’s Hospital was named a ‘Top Children’s Hospital’ in 2018 and 2019 by The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization. As the only freestanding children’s hospital in New York State and one of only 43 freestanding children’s hospital in the United States, Oishei Children’s Hospital enjoys a worldwide reputation for innovation and research while providing highly specialized care and treatment through a broad array of co-located outpatient services.