LAS VEGAS – 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.
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 $25 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit www.bringjoy.org.
About the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993 which offers over 40 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada as well as adults diagnosed with cancer. The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial, and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal disorders, blood, and immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer. In 2011, NVCCF incorporated The Caring Place Program into its services, which provides emotional, mental, and healing arts therapies for adults diagnosed with cancer. Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702.735.8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org.