CANTON, MA (October 29, 2015) — With the holiday season approaching, The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) is making it easy for guests to show the spirit of giving and help make a difference for local communities in November, today announcing its second National Community Cups® Program. Beginning November 2 and continuing through the month, Dunkin’ Donuts guests are invited to make a $1 donation to The DDBRCF at Dunkin’ Donuts and Dunkin’ Donuts / Baskin-Robbins multi-brand restaurants nationwide. In appreciation for their generosity, participants will receive a paper icon, featuring the iconic Dunkin’ Donuts coffee cup, to sign and display at the restaurant or take home. As an additional thank you for guests’ support, this year the paper icon also includes a special coupon that can be redeemed for $1 off the purchase of a dozen donuts on their next visit*.
The National Community Cups Program will support The DDBRCF’s efforts to serve local communities by raising funds to support charities that address hunger, children’s health and public safety. This is the second year in a row that The DDBRCF has launched this initiative; with guest support last year’s program along with Baskin-Robbins’ Cakes for a Cause National Paper Icon Fundraiser raised over half a million dollars nationwide.
According to Karen Raskopf, Dunkin’ Brands’ Chief Communications Officer and Co-Chair of The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, “Last year, with the incredible support of our loyal Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins guests, The National Community Cups Program – along with the Baskin-Robbins Cakes for a Cause program – helped us raise more than half a million dollars to support our local communities. On behalf of Dunkin’ Brands’ franchisees throughout the country, we are happy to welcome the holiday season this year by bringing back this program for an entire month, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to help the neighborhoods we serve.”
Since 2006, The DDBRCF has donated more than $8 million to charities that support sick and hungry kids as well as our troops at home and abroad. The DDBRCF raised a record $3.2 million in 2014 to support its mission of serving neighborhoods through hunger relief, children’s health and safety initiatives. The DDBRCF also expanded its national partnership with Feeding America® through a $1 million commitment over three years, the largest donation in the Foundation’s history. Funds support Feeding America’s Food Pantry and BackPack program helping children and their families at local food banks across the country. More details about The Foundation can be found in The DDBRCF’s 2014 Neighborhood Impact Report, which can be accessed at http://www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation.
*Limit one coupon per customer per visit. Dozen donuts exclude Croissant Donuts, Fancies and Squares. Expires 12/31/15.
About Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 19,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the third quarter 2015, Dunkin’ Brands’ nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 11,500 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and more than 7,600 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.
About The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation:
The mission of The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is to serve its neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs: hunger, children’s health and safety. The DDBRCF brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees to serve their local communities. Launched in 2006, The DDBRCF has granted more than $8,000,000 to local charities.