Thanks to Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation supporters, we are helping organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 relief effort

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a crisis for health and hunger-relief organizations, which are seeing demand surge and operating in more challenging conditions than ever. The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has activated $1.25 million in emergency funding for organizations on the frontlines of the relief effort. We sent out the first grants within 24 hours of issuing our announcement and continue to send checks to provide urgent support to our partners. Read testimonials from a few of them below.

"THANK YOU! This gift is a true blessing, we are running an emergency food pantry tomorrow because of the calls and demand. We aren’t sure how much worse this will get, or how long it will last, but we are proud to be standing in the gap. Supporters like you, coming in so quickly, have made our work possible without worry for the time being."
Sam Centellas, La Casa de Amistead (South Bend, IN)
“Citizens for Citizens is deeply grateful for the Joy in Childhood Foundation's support of our agency. We look forward to using this money to support our food pantry, help pay client utility bills, and help those struggling with rent payments. Between the expeditious turnaround and the generous award, this grant will be effective in helping community members that will inevitably fall through the cracks. Thank you for all the work you and your organization provide to support in-need community members.”
Nathaniel Goncalo, Citizens for Citizens (Fall River, MA)
“We are so humbled and appreciative of the generous $10,000 gift from the Dunkin Joy Foundation in support of our COVID related needs. It has truly been so uplifting to have the support of trusted leaders like Dunkin’ as we all try to navigate, triage and create next steps. Your support means we can feed our 525 children in housing with us. That 270 families who are living in housing with us, traditionally with disabilities and chronic health conditions, don't have to choose whether they risk illness to access food or medical support but rather that they have the support they need to not expose themselves to increased vulnerability.”
Martha Buckley, Heading Home (Charlestown, MA)