The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation announced $10,000 has been granted and delivered to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation in Las Vegas.
The grants are part of three rounds of funding the Foundation has executed over the past two months including $1 million in emergency hunger relief grants, $500,000 grants to local health organizations, and $500,000 in grants to summer camps for children battling illness.
These grants support the Foundation’s mission to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids when they need it most, like when they are battling hunger or illness. They also represent a commitment by Dunkin’, Dunkin’s Foundation and Dunkin’ franchisees to provide health and hunger organizations with the support they need, as many are seeing a significant increase in the volume of people they serve and are facing unprecedented and costly challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
“We are so thrilled to be presenting this check to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation,” said local Dunkin’ franchise owner, Ryan Hassett. “We here at Dunkin’ feel that it is so important to give back to the local community and our Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation does an amazing job in recognizing local non-profits that are so important to the community.”
“Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, along with the families we serve, are so very grateful for the generous support of the West Chapter of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation,” said Stephanie Parker, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Vice President and Director of Marketing. “Dunkin’s grant of $10,000 is helping to support the mental health of critically ill children in our community who fight a daily battle against cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Before and beyond the pandemic, these children face isolation for months and even years due to their diagnosis. Dunkin’ and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation are helping kids overcome these traumatic challenges by giving them hope, strength, and a better quality of life.”
The $500,000 in health and hunger grants were part of an annual grant cycle supporting local health and hunger relief organizations. Dunkin’ franchisees and crew members helped select organizations in their communities to receive funding.
For more information about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation visit www.bringjoy.org.