SCRANTON — Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Wednesday, July 13 will be the seventh annual Iced Coffee Day to support Saint Joseph’s Center with a one-day, in-store fundraiser. Over the past seven years, Dunkin’ Donuts has raised more than $186,000 for the local organization.
On Wednesday, all 73 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the region will offer a free medium iced coffee to customers who make a donation of $1 or more to WNEP’s Go Joe 19 Bike Ride to support Saint Joseph’s Center. WNEP’s Morning Meteorologist Joe Snedeker will pedal from Thomas Jefferson’s Plantation Home, Monticello, in Central Virginia, to Saint Joseph’s Summer Festival, arriving on the grounds of Marywood University on July 29.
The funds raised will directly support Saint Joseph’s Center’s mission to provide individuals and families with special needs the opportunity to develop their abilities and potential to the fullest extent possible.
Saint Joseph’s Center began in 1888 in response to the needs of families for whom the condition of poverty was so great. Over the years, it has maintained its commitment to families in need, especially at the time of the birth of a child. Walsh Manor is a residential shelter for pregnant women who are experiencing homelessness. The Mother Infant Program provides a home and support for mothers with infant children. Saint Joseph’s also offers adoption services and a large baby pantry, open to the public.
In June of 2014, Saint Joseph’s Center responded to a new community need and opened a pediatric extended care center called Trinity Child Care Center. In a daycare setting, the medical needs of children are met through a team of caring and skilled nurses. Additionally, Saint Joseph’s Center is well-known for the residential and community-based programs available to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities including those who are medically fragile. Residential services include three Intermediate Care Facilities in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties and 12 Community Living Arrangements within Lackawanna County. Community based services include Community Support Services, Adult Day Program, Early Intervention and Outpatient Therapy Program.
For more information, visit stjosephscenter.org.