Yesterday, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation announced new Dunkin’-inspired dogs toys and treats for man’s best friend — and they're coming to Warren, Ohio!
The foundation is on the mission of providing kids battling hunger, illness and food insecurity with the simple joys of childhood and has granted more than $30 million since its inception in 2006. The foundation strives to provide $7 million in relief this year alone.
To do so, Dunkin' Donuts (DNKN) is teaming back up with the Original BARK Company (NYSE: BARK) — the maker of BarkBox and a wholly dog-centric brand — and, together, they’re releasing two new dog toys that our four-legged friends will "paws-itively" love.
BARK toys are known for their vibrance and durability — perfect for dogs of all ages and sizes.
Warren, get ready! Dunkin’ branded toys will start rolling out at participating Ohio Dunkin' restaurants. August 4 also marks the launch of the new $1 "Cup for Pup" whipped cream treat nationwide. Furbabies will receive a treat-dispensing Dunkin' coffee cup, a Dunkin' donut and bag during their visit.
BARK toys can be purchased through donations to the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation but are only available while supplies last.
For a $12 donation, furry guests will receive a crinkly-yet-plush Dunkin' coffee cup squeak toy, which includes a small tab at the top to hide treats, on-the-go. A $15 donation rewards pups with a Dunkin' Domutt To-Go 2-in-1 toy, designed as a plush strawberry-frosted donut topped with extra sprinkles. This squeaky surprise can be stuffed with extra treats for hours of fun and stimulation.
"There is a continued need to raise awareness and funding for children battling hunger or illness, and at Dunkin', we are always looking for meaningful opportunities to support this issue," said Karen Raskopf, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation. "As dogs bring us all so much joy in our lives, this BARK partnership and the one day Cup for Pup program celebrate our precious companions while providing an opportunity for our guests to help us raise significant funds for children in need.”
On August 26, limited-edition toys will also be available on BARKShop.com. They can be chosen by Super Chewer subscribers as add-ons to their monthly subscription box.
Last year's BARK and Dunkin' partnership raised more than $1.8 million for Foundation programs like Dogs for Joy, which was introduced in 2018 to bring full-time service dogs to children's hospitals -- sending an abundance of joy to ease the anxiety and stress experienced by kids battling illness.
To date, the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation has funded 26 service dogs at 15 hospitals, impacting hundreds of thousands of young patients.
To learn more about the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation, visit https://www.bringjoy.org and follow on Facebook or Instagram.