On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Dunkin’ Donuts donated $1,000 to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, as well as served free medium hot coffees to guests at two select locations in O’Fallon and St. Charles. The charitable donation and hot coffee offer were part of Dunkin’ Donut’s “Brewing Joy” program, which began last year as a way to say thank you to its guests and local communities during the holiday season.
“As both a resident and business owner in the St. Louis region, I am proud to serve the people who live and work here. As a father, I am also so grateful for the opportunity to support the Children’s Hospital, a local organization that truly brings joy to the children here in St. Louis,” said Keith Patel, franchisee of five Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the St. Louis region.
“We are honored to receive this gift from Dunkin Donuts. It’s because of wonderful partners in our community like Dunkin that enables us to make sure that no illness, injury, ability to pay or zip code gets in the way of a child’s simple right to be one,” said Rebecca Belanger, special events coordinator of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation. “At Children’s Hospital, we have many completely donor-funded programs just to lend a distraction from whatever the child is experiencing. Because of Dunkin’ Donuts’ support, we can play a role in the great cause of transforming child health.”