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Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation Is Alleviating Hunger, Recharging Heroes

Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has a mission to bring joy to kids battling hunger or illness.

When COVID hit, they quickly realized they needed to make grants available to local organizations to ensure those who needed food could get it.

But that’s not all they did!

In this episode of Cause Talk Radio, Megan’s guest is Kari McHugh, Executive Director of the Joy in Childhood Foundation.

Kari outlines many of the ways the organization is spreading joy, from simply delivering cups of coffee to first responders to helping them recharge and heal from the trauma of a global pandemic through their new ‘Hero Recharge’ program. ‘Hero Recharge’ is an innovative partnership with First Descents that takes healthcare workers through an outdoor adventure program that has a goal of nurturing supportive peer relationships for healthcare professionals.

We also learn about the Foundation’s work with incredible therapy dogs in hospital settings and how consumers are invited to support this program through a partnership with Bark Box via the sale of adorable plush dog toys.

There are a lot of impressive efforts happening right now to help vulnerable populations and the Joy in Childhood Foundation is a prime example of some of the good being done in the world.

Links & Notes

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Cause Talk Radio
  • (00:33) – Kari McHugh with Dunkin’s Joy in Childhood Foundation
  • (04:48) – Action Month
  • (09:30) – Hero Recharge
  • (12:56) – Dunkin Dogs

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