In August of 1996 Gregg’s kicked off a unique community partnership with Hasbro Children’s Hospital, an international model for children’s health care and family-centered care. The partnership is formed around a luscious, four-layer chocolate peanut butter cake created by Gregg's master bakers specifically to benefit the children's hospital. Gregg's appropriately named the new specialty dessert the "Giving Cake." Each time a whole Giving Cake is purchased, $2 of the purchase price is donated to the children's hospital. Each slice purchased provides a 25-cent donation.
“Our role in the community is very important to us” says Bob Bacon, owner of Gregg’s Restaurants. “All of our charitable efforts are geared towards important organizations that serve the same communities that we do. Our guests recognize this and respond with generous enthusiasm.”
Timothy J. Babineau, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifespan, says, “We are incredibly fortunate to have a strong partnership with Gregg's and their customers to make a big difference in the lives of our children and families we serve. Hasbro Children's Hospital relies on contributions from our community, such as this support from Gregg’s, to continue to provide first-rate care.”
Hasbro Children’s Hospital is the premier pediatric facility for clinical care, research and education for Rhode Island and surrounding southeastern New England. The staff at Hasbro Children’s Hospital dedicate all their resources, expertise and experience to each child they care for with a singular goal to give him or her a better, healthier tomorrow. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the hospital.
The Hasbro Children’s Hospital team provides expertise in more than 40 pediatric specialty areas including orthopedics, cancer, neurology, cardiac care and general surgery. Among its many accomplishments, it is home to the state’s only 24/7 pediatric critical care team, the region’s only pediatric imaging and sedation center, and one of the few national centers for fetal surgery and intervention. Each year, the hospital cares for more than 6,200 inpatients, 75,000 outpatients and an additional 50,000 patients in its pediatric emergency department.
For more information on Hasbro Children’s Hospital, please visit www.hasbrochildrenshospital.org
Thanks to the support of our generous Giving Cake customers, Gregg’s has donated over $130,000 since the program’s inception. Together we do make a difference!