Starlight Gown Delivery to Patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital
This honestly brings so much joy to my heart. This just makes me smile from ear to ear and even brings happy tear to my eye. I’m honored to be able to share this information on my blog today!
Are you ready for this? I have goosebumps even just writing this! The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation powered by Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, along with local Rhode Island Dunkin’ franchisees, hosted a “Day of Joy” at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to make a special delivery of Joy in Childhood Foundation custom Starlight Gowns.
This “Day of Joy” is a designated day when the Joy in Childhood Foundation celebrates its support to organizations that share its mission to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness through special events and activities in local communities. It’s just an incredible thing for them to do and it brings so much joy to the children and their families. During the “Day of Joy” celebration, representatives from Dunkin’ and the Joy in the Childhood Foundation presented Hasbro Children’s Hospital with a delivery of Starlight Gowns.
Designed by the Joy in Childhood Foundation, Starlight Gowns feature fun and colorful designs that are inspired by the courage and bravery of pediatric patients everywhere. To see the gowns and then to see the faces of the kids, it’s just extraordinary that they do this. It really is just so extraordinary. This gesture of joy… it leaves an impression and a special impact.
The Joy in Childhood Foundation’s three-year, $1.5 million commitment to Starlight Children’s Foundation includes support of the Starlight Gown program, which provides kids in hospitals with high-quality, comfortable and brightly-colored hospital gowns to wear while undergoing treatment. Dunkin’ and the Joy in Childhood Foundation will also presented a $1,000 grant to the hospital’s Healing Arts program. The grant will support the work being done in and out of the hospital by Steve Brosnihan, the founder and conductor of Rhode Island’s iconic, nightly Good Night Lights tradition and a resident cartoonist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Again – I’m just honored to share this information with you. To see a company like Dunkin’ that I know and that I love and that I’m loyal to do something like this for the kids in my community… it’s just phenomenal. It truly is just a remarkable thing to do around the holidays. They’re bringing cheer. They’re bringing happiness. They’re bringing joy. And this isn’t the 1st time they’ve done this! Since 2017, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has delivered nearly 10,000 Starlight Gowns and approximately 15,000 Starlight Gowns will be delivered to children’s hospitals nationwide in 2018-2019 as part of the second year of the partnership!! Absolutely amazing!!
Thank you Dunkin’ for being so gracious and extraordinary to these amazing, brave and strong kids. It’s something that they will remember forever!
The JOY Dunkin’ brings is in so many ways! I love it!
Disclosure: Partnership with Dunkin’. All opinions are 100% my own.