Honey Dew Donation to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation
For Immediate Release
Honey Dew Associates, Inc.
Honey Dew Donuts®Donates $42,547 to The Joe Andruzzi Foundation
Contribution to help support cancer patients and their families in local communities
Plainville, MA (December 23, 2015) – On Monday evening, Honey Dew Donuts® presented a check for $42,547 (over $3,000 more than its inaugural campaign year in 2014) to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, a Mansfield, MA-based nonprofit dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. Honey Dew collected just over $20,000 from this campaign during the month of October and then matched that amount with its own contribution.
The presentation was held on December 21, 2015 at Splittsville Luxury Lanes at Patriot Place in Foxborough after the company led a consumer call-to-action campaign selling $1 window decals at all locations to raise money for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. The fundraising campaign kicked off on September 28th (National Coffee Day) on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, where Joe Andruzzi and Honey Dew President Richard Bowen handed out free coffee and donuts.
The money raised from the decals will directly benefit cancer patients and their families through the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s financial assistance program, which provides grants to help with expenses such as rent and mortgage payments, utility bills and more.
Present at the ceremony were former New England Patriot and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi, President and Co-Founder of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation; other Foundation staff; Honey Dew President Richard Bowen; and additional Honey Dew management. Also in attendance was the staff from Mansfield, Taunton, Plainville and North Attleboro Honey Dew shops, who were all rewarded with a bowling party for selling the most decals and participating in the #IFoundJoe Social Media contest.
As another partnership initiative to fundraise for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Honey Dew began selling special (Up)Beat red and blue-sprinkled, chocolate frosted donuts inspired by Andruzzi’s positivity. A portion of the proceeds from the donut are to benefit the Joe Andruzzi Foundation and will be available all year round.
“Thanks to this very successful campaign, we can continue to provide assistance to cancer patients and their families, many of whom are living right here in our nearby communities,” Andruzzi said. “We are incredibly grateful for the generous efforts and contributions of Honey Dew and their customers, and excited for what lies ahead in our commitment to supporting cancer research and patient care.”
“We are ecstatic with the success of this campaign and are thankful for the support of our continued partnership with the Joe Andruzzi Foundation,” said Bowen. “We are thankful for our customers support and beyond proud of our staff for carrying out the message and mission of this worthy organization.”
About The Joe Andruzzi Foundation
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation was founded by Joe Andruzzi in 2008, to help cancer patients and their families make critical mortgage, rent and utility payments during financially-challenging times, and to fund pediatric brain cancer research. It also provides patients with social and emotional support and acts as a general resource for families. Joe Andruzzi, a former offensive guard with the New England Patriots, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2007and was treated at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Disease-free less than a year later, Joe dedicated his life to supporting other cancer patients and funding life-saving research. To learn more about the Foundation’s mission and programs, please visit www.joeandruzzifoundation.org.
About Honey Dew Donuts®
Founded in 1973 by Richard Bowen, Honey Dew Donuts® is New England’s largest locally owned coffee and donut shop chain with over 140 locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.honeydewdonuts.com. Honey Dew Donuts® is a registered trade name of Honey Dew Associates, Inc. Stay in touch by becoming a fan of Honey Dew Donuts® on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.