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Cooper Foundation Receives $30,000 for Pediatric Care from Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Iced Coffee Day

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The Cooper Foundation’s Lisa Morina, Vice President of Advancement for Corporate Relations [Right] and Dina Mathews-Laurendeau, Director of Development [Left] receive a check from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation on June 13, 2023.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA and CAMDEN, NJ) – The Cooper Foundation was the proud recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, which will go towards enhancing pediatric care at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.

Cooper was one of four hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia area to receive these funds, which were raised during Dunkin’s nationwide Iced Coffee Day, held in May. 

 “We are grateful to the Joy in Childhood foundation for helping us bring world class, compassionate healthcare to the children of Camden and south Jersey,” said Robert A. Ortiz, Jr., J.D., senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation. 

“Illness and hospitalization can be stressful for children and families. It’s thanks to the generous support of donors such as Dunkin’ that we can make the hospital and healing experience a more positive one, bringing much-needed joy to kids receiving care at Cooper.”

One of the key initiatives funded through the Cooper Foundation is the Child Life Program, which consists of a dedicated team of specialists who provide psychosocial and emotional support plus medical and therapeutic play. The Cooper Foundation has supported the Child Life Program by purchasing supplies, toys and other comfort items for use on a daily basis by the Child Life Specialists.

“From hospital stays to office visits we also want to ensure the social and emotional needs of our patients by creating a nurturing environment where our littlest patients and their siblings and families can express their thoughts and feelings in a safe place.”

“Our partnership with individuals, families, corporations and foundations has allowed us to continually enhance our facilities, invest in the latest technology, provide training and educational opportunities for our staff and create health and wellness programs that benefit entire families.”

As the only state-designated acute care children’s hospital in South Jersey, Cooper provides exceptional care for pediatric patients from birth to age 18 in a family-centered environment. 

The hospital offers access to more than 25 medical specialties including surgery, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, hematology, infectious disease and pulmonary medicine.

Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day was on May 23, where $1 from every iced coffee sold nationwide was donated to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to help kids in local children’s hospitals like Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper!  ###