Honey Dew Donuts & Firefighters Team Up for Kids

IAFF firefighter Local 841 teamed up with New Bedford Honey Dew donut locations to raise money and awareness for the Coats for Kids Foundation by Operation Warm on Saturday, November 17th. 

“Working with the Coats for Kids Foundation has honestly been the easiest fundraiser we’ve ever done.  They provided everything we need and more!” said Honey Dew franchise owner, Kathy Leaver.  “We’ve done several fundraisers in partnership with the local firefighters, so when I found out that the Coats for kids Foundation had a relationship with the IAFF, I immediately reached out to see if the New Bedford firefighters would be interested in working together on this.”

Local 841 jumped right in.  The New Bedford and North Dartmouth Honey Dew locations are collecting donations for the Coats for Kids Foundation throughout the month of November, but firefighters came out to promote the event and even serve some coffee to customers during a special event on November 17th.  Over $1,000 was collected Saturday. 

“It means so much when groups come together in a community and help support what we do,” said Paul Daigle, Director of Development Initiatives at Operation Warm.  “More children will be kept warm this year because of their efforts”. 

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