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, 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.
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.