50 Cents for Every Cup of Iced Coffee Sold at Participating Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants in Rhode Island and Bristol County, MA on May 21st Donated to Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Providence, RI – June 27, 2014 - Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, is pleased to announce that this year’s Iced Coffee Day generated $125,580 in funds for Hasbro Children’s Hospital. All day on May 21st, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants sold medium sizes of its famous Iced Coffee for 99 cents and donated 50 cents for every cup sold (all sizes) to The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) for the benefit of Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
“We are thrilled with the results of this year’s Iced Coffee Day,” said Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee and Board member of The DDBRCF. “Thanks to our loyal and generous guests, this annual promotion has generated more than $750,000 for the organization, and we are excited to use these funds to continue to make a positive impact on the hospital and its patients.”
Since the inception of this annual fundraiser in 2010, Dunkin' Donuts franchisees have raised $758,395 to benefit Hasbro Children's Hospital. The funds have resulted in tangible improvements to the facility, including the creation and production of activity books for patients and a new play area in the pediatric ambulatory clinic. The funds from the 2013 program went toward the renovation of the 6th Floor Family Room, which was unveiled in late April, and this year's proceeds will help launch a new neighborhood and family safety program in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.
“Improving the health, safety and well-being of children and families across southeastern New England has been our top priority for the past 20 years,” said Robert B. Klein, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “We are grateful to Dunkin’ Donuts and The DDBRCF for helping us expand our efforts to reach out directly to children and families right where they live—at home, at school and in their local community. This new program will have measurable benefits on children’s health for decades to come.”
The mission of Dunkin’ Donuts charitable foundation, The DDBRCF is to serve its neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs— children's health, hunger relief and safety. The DDBRCF brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees to serve their local communities.
Dunkin’ Donuts has been at the forefront in developing an innovative process for brewing iced coffee, which has set the standard for the industry. The unique process, called double brewing, uses twice the amount of coffee when making the beverage to achieve consistent flavor and freshness which is never compromised at the expense of serving it cold. The result is a smooth, rich taste sensation—iced coffee that is never bitter or watered down.
About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for eight years running. The company has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I., a part of the Lifespan health care system, is the premier pediatric facility for clinical care, research and education for Rhode Island and surrounding southeastern New England. A private, not-for-profit institution, it is the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, through which the department of pediatrics brings in $23 million in external research funding annually. Hasbro Children’s Hospital is designated as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The hospital’s “All for One” commitment devotes all of its knowledge, experience, and passion for healing to each child in its care. For more information visit www.hasbrochildrenshospital.org, follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/HasbroChildrens, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/hasbrochildrenshospitalpage or Pin with us http://www.pinterest.com/hasbrochildrens/.
About the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees. The focus of the Foundation is to serve our neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs – safety, hunger relief and children's health.
To learn more about the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation.