The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 19, 2013

Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants Across Northeastern Pennsylvania Raise $10,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Through “Miracles for Munchkins” Fundraiser

The Daily Item

— Through a regional “Miracles for Munchkins” in-store fundraiser, Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced it has raised and donated $10,000 to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. It is Dunkin’ Donuts’ second year partnering with Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, which is an organization that helps make miracles happen for patients at hospitals throughout the region.

Dunkin’ Donuts shops across Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Lewisburg, Hummels Wharf, Sunbury, and Danville, hosted the day-long fundraising event, “Miracles for Munchkins,” to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. On Oct. 22, over 50 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the region offered a free medium hot chocolate to customers who made a donation of $1 or more to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. Local owners representing regional Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants presented a check for $10,000 on WBRE’s “PA LIVE” on Nov. 11, an achievement that they attribute to the support and loyalty of their Dunkin’ Donuts guests. The funds raised by this event will help provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout the Geisinger Health System.

“Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger was extremely excited for the return of this fundraiser, and we are grateful to Dunkin’ Donuts for making this event possible,” said Michael Ryan, DO, chairman of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.  “The donations will go a long way in helping us serve the community in Northeastern Pennsylvania and make miracles happen for local children.”

Supporting local communities is extremely important to Dunkin’ Donuts and its franchisees. This donation aligns with The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation’s mission to serve the basic needs of our communities through children’s health, hunger relief and safety.

“On behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts and our local franchisees across Northeastern Pennsylvania, we’re thrilled to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger,” said Jessica Weissman, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin’ Donuts. “This is our second year partnering with them in their fundraising efforts, and we want to sincerely thank our loyal guests across the region for their generosity. Through their contributions and through the support of our local franchisees, we were able to donate $10,000 to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, which has a positive impact on the lives of so many local children in our region.”