Dunkin’ Donuts Gives $250,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital
Local Dunkin’ Donuts owners pitched in to help Boston Children’s in a big way.
The Canton-based coffee giant’s franchisees across Eastern Massachusetts donated $250,000 to the pediatric hospital this week, the second installment of a three-year, $750,000 pledge that began in 2016. According to a release, the money will benefit patient family housing facilities like Brookline’s Yawkey Family Inn, which helps disadvantaged families stay near their child through long-term care.
“Each year, the $250,000 donation from the franchisees helps to provide relief for families at one of the most difficult times in their lives by providing affordable accommodations in a home-like environment,” said Carola Cadley, Boston Children’s Hospital Trust vice president. In addition to the donation, Dunks said it will make monthly K-Cup deliveries to both the hospital and the Yawkey Family Inn.
It’s been an eventful week for Boston Children’s. Researchers at its stem cell research lab announced they’re on the cusp of a major breakthrough in growing human blood cells, after more than 20 years of work.