St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable arm of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins. The grant will be used to help fund several complementary care services for the hospital’s medically fragile patients, including art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and aquatic therapy.
“Every day, hundreds of kids with complex medical conditions are receiving critical life-serving services at our facility,” said Daniel Devine, St. Mary’s Manager of Institutional Gifts. “Because of the severity of their conditions, many of them will be inpatients here for months, sometimes even years. So it’s really important that we can provide them with lots of enriching activities to keep them happy and engaged during their stay at our facility. With this grant, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is helping ensure that our patients have something fun to look forward to every day here at St. Mary’s.”
The grant was awarded to St. Mary’s as part of the foundation’s most recent Joy in Childhood grant cycle. Founded in 2006, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. This is their first grant to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children and one of 150 grants that were given out to numerous organizations throughout the United States. To date, the foundation has distributed more than $25 million to national and local nonprofits.