Each year during the holidays, our local franchisees and their employees aim to bring joy to the communities they serve. Whether it’s supporting food banks, raising donations, giving gifts to those in need, or simply delighting guests, our local Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants do what they can to give back. Each week this Holiday season, we are highlighting the franchisees and employees who go above and beyond to bring joy to their communities.
For the 16th straight year, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees Victor and Octavio Carvalho, owners of the Original Dunkin’ Donuts location in Quincy, launched their Annual Holiday Toy Drive. The drive, which took place at their restaurants in Quincy as well as the neighboring town of Weymouth, Massachusetts, benefits Germantown Neighborhood Services and Weymouth Youth & Family Services. This year, however, the Carvalhos made Toy Drive #16 extra sweet in a very special way.
Every year, fans who visit the select Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Quincy and Weymouth can either donate a toy, or choose an ornament from Cuppy’s Christmas Tree through December 20. Each ornament features a special gift chosen by a child from each partner organization. Over 300 ornaments are currently available between both locations. Every gift given helps bring joy to children in these two local communities in the spirit of the Holiday season.
This year, the Carvalhos went the extra mile by creating a special, limited time only Quincy-Weymouth Unity Donut. This special treat, drizzled with blue and gold stripes to represent both town’s colors, was introduced at a Toy Drive kickoff event at one of the Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Quincy. Every guest that donated a toy was able to enjoy the sweet treat on the house.
Massachusetts State Senator O’Connor, Quincy Mayor Koch and Weymouth Mayor Hedlund got together before the event to sample the special donut, along with officers from the Quincy and Weymouth Police and Fire Departments and representatives from Germantown Neighborhood Services and Weymouth Youth & Family Services. On the day of the event, officers from the Quincy Police Department even helped take guests’ orders through the drive-thru and prepare coffees.
Victor and Octavio represent the commitment demonstrated by Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees across the country to support their local communities. In addition to the Toy Drive, the Carvalho’s are also involved with the Weymouth Teen Center, QCAP Food Panty, Interfaith Social Services, and many other organizations.
To learn more about the 16th Annual Quincy-Weymouth Holiday Toy Drive, please visit www.DunkinBoston.com. To learn more about local Dunkin’ Donuts initiatives in Massachusetts, follow @DunkinBoston on Twitter.
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