Foundation Filling Summer Calendars

The Joy in Childhood Foundation will be at its busiest over the next couple of months with a number of fundraising golf and cricket tournaments on tap. Make your plans now to help the foundation meet its fundraising goals. The Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, NJ will host the New York & Central Atlantic…

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Coming in Independent Joe

Subscribers to our semi-monthly magazine, Independent Joe, will not want to miss our next issue, which should be in your mailbox next week. In addition to our regular features, we’ll also cover the Cannabis Craze and its impact on QSRs, some Next Gen development issues and take a look at the Week of Joy event…

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One Week of Joy Creates a Lasting Impact for Thousands

The word “joy” is associated with a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Many of us experience some kind of joy as we go through our daily lives. But for many who experience hunger or health issues, joy can be an elusive feeling. The Joy in Childhood Foundation (JICF), powered by Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, was…

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Independent Joe #55 April/May 2019

This year on April 20, national food brands stepped up their cutesy cannabis promotions—to tie in with what has become an annual pot-lover’s holiday. The numerical designation 420 is slang for the consumption of cannabis. So on the 20th day of the 4th month, brands like Pizza Hut said “It’s high time for a brownie,”…

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A Night to Remember: Joy in Childhood Foundation

This past holiday season, the Dunkin’ Brands Joy in Childhood Foundation celebrated #GivingTuesday in a big way, announcing $2 million in grants to 150 nonprofit groups that bring joy to children battling hunger or illness. Earlier in November, the Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic chapter held its second annual gala at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square, featuring…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We were excited to learn about the Dunkin’ “Dozen Days of Joy” effort launched this week across the country. For our subscribers not in the Dunkin’ system, over the 12 day span ending December 23, Dunkin’ will visit 12 select cities and randomly distribute $120,000 in free gift cards. In addition, a $1,000 donation will…

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Holiday Joy

The Northeast Chapter of the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands, hosted its annual Northeast Gala January 18, 2018 at the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Boston and celebrated the milestone of funding over $2 million in grants to over 150 local nonprofit organizations that help bring…

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Independent Joe #48 February/ March 2018

I have always been a big sports fan, pretty much any sport too, where the game is challenging and the skills of the players something to behold. So, it should come as no surprise that I am a fan of the Olympic Games, and while watching the dazzling opening ceremony, I had a bit of…

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Dunkin’ Foundation Brings Joy to Children and Franchisees

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines joy as “a source or cause of delight.” There is no doubt that the Joy In Childhood Foundation is just such a fountain of delight for youngsters across America and around the world who benefit from the generosity of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners. Formerly known as The Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins…

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