BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Customers who enjoyed a cool, energizing drink last month at Dunkin’ Donuts have also helped out some people in need.
Area Dunkin’ franchises announced a more than 9 thousand dollar donation to the UHS Foundation. The money was raised on May 22nd, otherwise known as Iced Coffee Day, at 28 separate Dunkin’ locations in the Binghamton region. Dunkin’ Donuts eateries donated one dollar for every iced coffee purchased that day.
UHS Foundation Executive Director Cory Jacobs says the money will support the organization’s Underserved Women and Children Fund.
Jacobs says, “This is a fund that helps women and children in our area that have some barriers. Sometimes they’re economic barriers, sometimes they’re language barriers. And they’re just people who need a leg up.”
Dunkin’ Integration Marketing Manager Eric Stensland says, “Dunkin’ is very involved in the community. Our franchisees are very philanthropic. We just came off supporting a very important event with Make-A-Wish with our star donut campaign back in May. Iced Coffee Day, obviously to benefit UHS, amongst many other great charitable initiatives throughout the year.”
The UHS Foundation supports the hospital chain’s employees and patients by funding programs and equipment purchases.