$1 from every Iced Coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Capital Region will support the
Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to bring joy to kids battling illness
ALBANY, NY — Dunkin’ is giving guests throughout the Capital Region 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 the Capital Region, 100 percent of funds raised from Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day will be granted locally to the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med through the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. Since 2012, Iced Coffee Day has generated more than $307,000 for the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital.
“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 Ivo Garcia, Capital Region 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!”
“Our team of medical specialists depends on the generosity of community partners so they can continue delivering the highest quality care to the children of our region,” said Barbara Ostrov, M.D., chief of service at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med. “We thank Dunkin’ for its years of dedicated support to our patients and their families.”
The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med is a 130-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children, and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England. It is staffed by 140 physicians trained in 40 subspecialties and more than 400 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers, and child life specialists.
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.