Aberdeen, N.C. – The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills today announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, which is committed to providing moments of joy to sick and hungry kids.

The grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation will support the Healthy Habits program, which puts an emphasis on eating smart and maintaining physical fitness.

“We are proud to be a part of the Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to provide joy to hungry kids by providing the resources they need in their daily lives,” said Caroline Eddy, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills. “This grant will enable us to further our own mission and Healthy Habits program.”

“The Joy in Childhood Foundation is proud to continue to support local organizations such as Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills that share our commitment to bringing joy to hungry kids and to helping them live healthier lives so that they can reach their full potential,” said Ken Baer, local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee.

To date, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has awarded $18,000 to Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills to help address child hunger in southern Moore County.

Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills (The Club) is a comprehensive youth service organization serving southern Moore County and operating in Southern Pines and Aberdeen.

They help young people ages 5 – 18 to reach their full potential through a program of youth development that emphasizes career and academic preparedness, healthy lifestyles, and character and good citizenship. To find more information please visit

The Joy in Childhood Foundation provides the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. The Foundation brings together a wide range of stakeholders—including franchisees, crew members, employees, partners and guests —and partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving sick and hungry kids to fund joyful environments, joyful experiences and joyful expressions to ensure that children whose lives are compromised by hunger or sickness have the support and essential services to find joy in their daily lives.

Since launching in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation), has granted more than $16 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country.




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