Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®
Celebrating more than 30 years and $125 million raised for local kids!
Dairy Queen® loves kids. Whether its kids' sports teams celebrating at our restaurants after games, children enjoying dinner with their parents or teenagers visiting for cool treats at the end of a date, DQ® and kids go hand in hand. And if these cherished youngsters ever become sick or injured, we want to help assure they have the best medical care available. That's why the DQ system has been a proud national partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) since 1984.Make a donation to local kids today!
Local franchisees helping local kids
Over more than 30 years, DQ operators and fans throughout the United States and Canada have raised more than $125 million for CMN Hospitals.
In his small town of Glennville, Ga., DQ® operator Zuber Malek explains there are two annual festivals: the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival in the spring, and Miracle Treat Day in the summer. Malek’s two DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants are a destination for many on Miracle Treat Day. Malek views Miracle Treat Day as more than just a fundraiser. To him, his crew and Glennville, Ga., Miracle Treat Day is a community celebration. In the last five years alone, his two stores have combined to raise more than $200,000 for his local CMN hospital!
Walking into the Stayton, OR. DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant during the summer months you can’t help but notice that CMN Hospitals Miracle Balloons are everywhere! DQ® operator Nancy Hanna’s store consistently raises more than $20,000 in Miracle Balloon sales each year. She credits her store’s success to driven crew members, weekly challenges, and a sincere passion for all that their local CMN hospital does for kids.
Helping Children & Families Most in Need
International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ) believes in giving back to the communities in which we live, work and do business – as both a corporation and system of over 6,700 DQ restaurants in the U.S., Canada and 25 countries around the world.
Each year, the DQ Cares Program provides support to non-profit organizations in our local community, the Twin Cities, through various financial grants, volunteer efforts, and employee contributions – building long term relationships and programs to strengthen and nurture families and children that need it most in our community.
DQ® Cares Product Grant Program
In 2018 the DQ Cares program will provide DQ product (Dilly® Bars) to Minnesota-based 501(c)3 organizations that help kids and families who need it most in the Twin Cities that have not already been served through financial grants.
Applications accepted via email between January 30 and December 16, 2018.
If your organization fits the criteria and requirements included in the application below, we welcome you to fill out an application for 2018 available grants. Your organization will receive a response within two weeks of receipt.
DQ Cares Product Grant Application and information
All questions about the DQ Corporate Giving Program should be directed to DQ Fan Relations at (866) 793-7582.