Starting Saturday, September 1, Duck Donuts will kick off a month-long, franchise-wide fundraising campaign to raise money for Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, a nonprofit organization in Nashville that provides education and comfort to families living with childhood cancer. Customers can purchase a $1 paper Ribbon Icon to be displayed in stores during the campaign, and Duck Donuts will show its appreciation by giving these customers a “Buy One, Get One Free Donut” coupon offer.
“Thanks to our dedicated team members and supportive customers, in 2017, our inaugural campaign, Duck Donuts raised $75,000, providing Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program to more than 2,000 families throughout 21 children’s oncology group member hospitals nearby the communities we serve,” says Russ DiGilio, founder and CEO of Duck Donuts Franchising Company. “Duck Donuts is proud to continue its relationship with Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program. We look forward to another successful campaign, and with additional locations open this year across the country, raising even more money for the brave children who are fighting cancer.”
The money raised in each store will benefit its local Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program affiliated children’s oncology group member hospitals. Among the items the program provides to families are a soft Chemo Duck used for medical play therapy, a bilingual companion overview book, a printable activity book, and an educational DVD that includes a cartoon about the program.
“Duck Donuts is a wonderful partner in our efforts to raise awareness for Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program and the importance of providing comfort to families dealing with childhood cancer,” says Lu Sipos, founder and CEO of Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program. “We are humbled by the number of children we were able to help together last year and we could not be more excited to kick off the second annual campaign.”