The Joy in Childhood Foundation™ celebrates season of giving with $20,000 donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Donation supports summer camp for children with muscular dystrophy in Central New York
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK; – The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today celebrated the start to the “season of giving” by presenting a donation for $20,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Central New York.
The grant from the Northeast Chapter of the Joy in Childhood Foundation provided funding for nearly 70 children with muscular dystrophy in Central and Western New York to attend the annual MDA Summer Camp at the Sunshine Rotary Camp in Rush, NY during the 2017 season. At the camp, children took part in numerous, specially-designed activities, including a zip line, rock climbing wall, swimming, paddle boats, arts and crafts, and archery.
“The Joy in Childhood Foundation and Dunkin’ Donuts are pleased to announce this $20,000 donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Central New York,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “We are honored to support the MDA Summer Camp, which continuously enhances the lives of children affected by muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases. We are extremely proud to help an organization that is so important to the children and families in our community.”
“We thank the Joy in Childhood Foundation for helping to make anything possible and allowing kids in our community to create lifelong friendships, build self-confidence, and develop independence at MDA Summer Camp,” said Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraising Coordinator Karen Fink. “For many of the children, the camp is their one chance each year to share stories and experiences with others who share the same challenges as they do and it wouldn’t be possible without support from organizations such as the Joy in Childhood Foundation.”
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the non-profit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive healthcare and support services, advocacy and education. For more information, visit mda.org and follow MDA on Facebook (facebook.com/MDANational) and Twitter (@MDAnews).
The monetary donation was announced one day after Dunkin’ Donuts unwrapped its 2017 holiday lineup, which arrived at its Central New York restaurants on November 20. To ring in the holidays, Dunkin’ Donuts will introduce two fun new donuts featuring the tastes of traditional seasonal cookies, the Frosted Sugar Cookie Donut and Gingerbread Cookie Donut, along with the Snowflake Sprinkle Donut. Dunkin’ Donuts also welcomes the return of two joyful coffee choices, Peppermint Mocha and Brown Sugar Cinnamon flavored coffee beverages.
About the Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands, provides the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. The Foundation brings together a wide range of stakeholders — including franchisees, crew members, employees, partners and guests — and partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving sick and hungry kids to fund joyful environments, joyful experiences and joyful expressions to ensure that children whose lives are compromised by hunger or sickness have the support and essential services to find joy in their daily lives. Since launching in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation), has granted more than $14 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country.
About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.