The Southeast chapter of the Joy in Childhood FoundationSM recently announced $8,000 in grants to support two organizations in Southwest Florida. The Joy in Childhood Foundation provides the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation) has been deeply embedded in communities across the country and has donated more than $12 million to hundreds of national and local charities.

The following local grants support organizations that focus on helping kids—particularly those facing hunger and sickness—find joy in their daily lives.

  • Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida $6,000 to assist the hunger-relief organization with providing fresh nutritious food and other essentials to children, seniors, and those at risk of hunger.
  • Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. $2,000 to support its affordable early-learning educational programs and childcare provided to children from low-income families.

“Through the kindness of our franchisees, employees, vendors and guests, the Joy in Childhood Foundation raises funds to support local children’s hospitals, food banks, and nonprofit organizations,” said Michael Koroghlian, a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee.

“We are thrilled to provide $8,000 in grants to these two worthy organizations that serve the basic needs and necessities to our local communities and make a significant impact in Southwest Florida.”

To learn more about the Joy in Childhood Foundation, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/JoyInChildhoodFoundation/.