Connecting Joy

Gaming is an excellent way to help kids who are hospitalized stay engaged in a fun activity that meets all energy and ability levels.

The Dunkin’ Connecting Joy program helps bring comprehensive gaming programs to hospitals.  Gaming is not only a wonderful activity for kids of all ages and abilities, it can help distract kids and provide a sense of normalcy when they are hospitalized. This grant program supports hospitals with equipment, staffing, connectivity, and other needs so that kids can enjoy gaming experiences at their bedside and even play with family and friends back home. Connecting Joy brings joy to patients at children’s hospitals providing an outlet for kids to work on cognitive skills, gain a sense of mastery and control, and offer positive distractions that help them better cope with hospitalizations.

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The deadline to apply in 2024 will be June 12, 2024. Grant decisions will be announced in September of 2024. Applications submitted after June 12th will be reviewed in 2025. 

Connecting Joy FAQ