Dunkin’ Donuts Donates Hundreds of Books to 'Reach Out and Read'
Franchisees from New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are continuing to show they care and are community partners by donating $5,800 worth of children’s books, which is more than 500 books, to Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), New Hampshire's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. The books will be used for CHaD’s Manchester “Reach Out and Read” program, which provides every outgoing primary care patient, ages 6 months to 5 years, with an age-appropriate book to take home and enjoy at the conclusion of their well child visit. This comes with a prescription for reading from their doctor and is dedicated to helping encourage literacy.
This is the second time in recent years that Dunkin’ Donuts has donated to CHaD. In December 2011, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees donated $10,000 in toys to the hospital.
Additionally, New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees surprised the Carter family, a deserving family who has benefited from CHaD’s Reach Out and Read program, with opening day Red Sox tickets and a VIP experience at Fenway Park which will include a behind-the-scenes tour and access to watch Red Sox batting practice on the field and from the Green Monster.