updated - May 21, 2013 Tuesday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation's Mid-Atlantic Chapter announced on Tuesday that over $127,500 in grants were given out to 13 organizations throughout the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The money was made as part of the fifth annual "Dunkin' Cup" charity golf tournament.
The foundation, made of local franchise owners and Dunkin' Brands corporate employees, chosen the winning organizations to get the grants. The foundation was set up to serve local neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs like hunger, safety, and children's health, said a press release issued by the Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation on Tuesday.
"We are thrilled to provide $127,500 in grants to these worthy organizations that serve the basic needs of our local communities and make a significant impact in the Mid-Atlantic region," Seth Goldstein, a Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisee and co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, stated for the press release.
"Both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and we look forward to supporting these local organizations in their efforts," Goldstein continued.
In New York, Achilles International was awarded $3,500 for a hand-crack bike to support people with disabilities, said the press release; Long Island Cares, Inc. - the Harry Chapin Food Bank got $10,000 to provide food for the hungry; the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Foundation Inc. at Westchester Medical Center was also given $10,000 for the Children's Hospital Foundation walk; and the Starlight Foundation was handed $8,500 to place a mobile entertainment unit in pediatric hospitals, listed the press release.
In New Jersey, $5,000 was given to the Ashley Lauren Foundation for books, DVDs, and toys for children going through chemotherapy; the Community Food Bank of New Jersey got $20,000 to provide food for the hungry; and the Police Unity Tour was given $5,000 for the National Law Enforcement Memorial as an honor and to raise awareness of officers who were killed in the line of duty, said the press release.
In Pennsylvania, $5,000 was awarded to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; $20,000 was given to Philabundance Foodbank to provide fresh fruit and vegetables in a farmer's market setting; $5,000 went to support local Special Olympic athletes; $25,000 was given to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation as a gold sponsor for the Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk; and $10,000 to the USO of Pennsylvania and South New Jersey.
In Maryland, another $500 was given to the Special Olympics of the state to support their Polar Bear Plunge.
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