Emmaus Receives $25K Dunkin’ Donuts Donation

From left to right, Emmaus Director of Philanthropy Gretchen Arntz; Luciene Baia, store manager for the Lincoln Avenue Dunkin’ Donuts; Greg Williams, Dunkin Donuts regional director; Emmaus Executive Director Jeanine Murphy; George Scrivanos of NGP Management; Katia Parsons, Dunkin Donuts district manager; and Denise Arnold, Emmaus’ volunteer and in-kind gifts manager. (Courtesy photograph.)

The Christmas holiday arrived a few days early this year at Emmaus.

A local Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owned by Gus Scrivanos and his family presented Emmaus with a check for $25,000 Monday morning.

Emmaus, which operates emergency and transitional shelters for homeless people, says the donation helps more than 4,000 women, men and children the agency serves each year.

“This just makes such a difference here. This is going to help so many people,” said Emmaus Executive Director Jeanine Murphy. “This is such a good example of a wonderful business partnership in our community. This gift could not have come at a better time as this time of year is incredibly busy for us,” Murphy added. “Our friends at Dunkin’ Donuts are our angels this holiday season.”

Patricia Lincoln, vice president of Scrivanos’ company, NGP Management, spoke of why they chose to support Emmaus.

“We are pleased to partner with Emmaus this Christmas to help provide resources to the city’s homeless community,” Lincoln said. “We have been doing business in Haverhill for many years. It’s a city we love and we care for its people deeply. We are proud to be a tiny part of what the dedicated people at Emmaus are doing to provide resources to those experiencing homelessness in Haverhill.”

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