Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day sales to benefit local children's hospitals

Dunkin’ marked May 25 as the company’s “Iced Coffee Day” with the purpose of donating $1 from every iced coffee (excluding cold brews or nitro cold brews) sold nationwide to the company’s Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, according to a press release.

The funds raised from Iced Coffee Day will be donated to local hospitals to support children being treated for illnesses, the company stated.

“Millions of children across the country are fighting illnesses that no child should endure,” Victor Carvalho, Dunkin’ franchisee and co-chair of the board of directors for Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, said in a press release. "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 their communities. We look forward to helping our guests cool down for a great cause with the hardest working iced coffee in America!"

According to Dunkin's website, there are 486 store locations in the state of Connecticut.

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation was created in 2006 and has since granted over $37 million to national and local nonprofits, according to a press release. In 2021, the foundation awarded 171 grants to hospitals and other nonprofits to “help bring joy” to ill children.

Dunkin' Joy in Childhood benefits the following Connecticut organizations: Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center End Hunger Connecticut, Feed Branford Kids, Foodshare, Hole In The Wall Gang Fund, Interfaith Human Services of Putnam and Yale New Haven Hospital.

The foundation also has year-round programs it supports like "Dunkin’ Connecting Joy," which funds to hospitals to bring gaming experiences to pediatric patients or "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," according to release.