A Palm Beach Gardens organization that provides kids in foster care a family-style place to live got a roughly $6,000 boost from local Dunkin’ Donuts addicts.
The Massachusetts-headquartered coffee chain partnered with Place of Hope so that every customer who visited a Palm Beach County location between April 18 and 24 had the opportunity to give $1 that went directly to the local nonprofit. The #POHRunsOnDunkin challenge raised $5,659 to support the kids in foster care living at Place of Hope, according to a news release.
Place of Hope Executive Director Charles Bender received the donation at the Dunkin’ at 10800 North Military Trail last Tuesday. The organization has served almost 10,000 children, youth and families, according to its website.
Villages of Hope, an off-shoot of Place of Hope, provides opportunities for former foster kids who have “aged-out” of the system. It marked 10 years this February of helping young people get an education and learn how to live independently.