Dunkin Ballantyne supports “The Relatives” at their annual fundraising event

The Relatives organization focuses on helping children and young adults in our community by giving them a safe place to stay and helping them transition to independence. They help at-risk children through “a safe place” and operate a short-term crisis assistance center.
Charlotte ranks 50th out of the 50 largest cities for upward mobility. The youth in our community has a worse chance of escaping poverty than at any other city in America. The Relatives guide youths in crisis towards stability and independence in the hope that they can make it out of poverty and become productive citizens or our community.
We believe in their mission and support financially through the delivery of courses at the on-ramp center, delivery of meals to the crisis assistance center, and donuts as an occasional treat.
We attended their annual Breakfast with the Relatives Fundraiser this past Tuesday. The inspiring one-hour event is The Relatives’ only fundraiser of the year.
The goal is to raise critical funds that are needed to continue providing the wide array of programs and services offered to youth and young adults who need safety, stability and a pathway to independence. We were proud to serve as Table Captains.
The event is part of our commitment to give back and to help enrich the lives of those in our community.

Ballantyne Dunkin Donuts honors first responders for 9/11 National Day of Service

Store owner David Knight (left), manager Christina Evans (right)

As the effects of Hurricane Florence began to fade from the Charlotte area, the Dunkin Donuts stores in Ballantyne and Tega Cay partnered with Bank of America on its 9/11 National Day of Service initiative.

The National Day of Service was established to honor the victims and heroes of  9/11 and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks. We here at the Ballantyne Dunkin Donuts appreciate the sacrifices made during that day and every day a service member puts their life on the line for the community.

To that end, we wanted to do our part in showing our appreciation. Bank of America sets a shining example by setting the goal to unite Americans through acts of service and good deeds to honor the victims, heroes and all those who rose in service in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that forever changed our nation.

Bank of America Community Volunteers shows their appreciation for our local Police and Fire service members by purchasing and delivering snacks, cookies, and drinks to local police or fire departments. Their goal is to deliver to each of the police and fire departments in the greater Charlotte area.

Over the past days, first responders have been busy helping the community deal with the flooding and wind damage dealt by Florence.

On Tuesday, store owner David Knight and store manager Christina Evans wanted to honor those involved in keeping our communities safe and provided (and in some cases will provide) donuts for several regional police stations and fire departments.

“If felt great to participate in this wonderful event honoring our first responders,” said Knight. “This also felt so timely after the impacts of Florence. First responders, we salute you!”

This furthers the commitment Knight and Evans established for their two Dunkin Donuts’ franchises in giving back to the Ballantyne and Tega Cay communities.  We have more events planned for the Fall and Holiday Season to support the great local charities and give back to the community.