On behalf of everyone at Dunkin’, we want to send a heartfelt thank you to the heroes across America who are tirelessly protecting our communities – the doctors, nurses, first responders and everyone on the front lines of this crisis.
We’re also in awe of the kindness we’ve seen on display throughout our communities. Alex Smigelski, a Dunkin’ franchisee with restaurants in New York and co-chair of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, is proud to see his community come together to support their local heroes.
“Everywhere we look, people are helping out. People are buying groceries for their elderly neighbors and supporting local businesses like mine by ordering takeout or delivery,” Smigelski said. “I am deeply proud to be a part of a group of dedicated people that are supporting their communities – in big and small ways – because it’s the right thing to do.”
- Our franchisees, who live and work in the communities they serve, are helping the helpers through donations, special programs for first responders and more. We’ll be featuring a few of these franchisees making a difference in their communities through an upcoming blog series.
- Over the next few weeks, Dunkin’ sampling vans will be visiting hospitals through the Northeast to distribute thousands of free cups of coffee and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats to health care workers, bringing a small moment of relief to their busy days.
- To brighten the spirits of healthcare professionals, we’ve sent 4,000 pounds of Dunkin’ ground coffee, 2,000 boxes of Keurig® K-Cup pods and 23,000 Dunkin’ gift cards as part of special care packages to 85 hospitals across the country to-date, with more to come.
- The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation activated $1.25 million in emergency grants for health and hunger relief organizations working on coronavirus relief. These grants will focus primarily on hunger relief efforts, including emergency food boxes and meal kits for families and children, backpacks for children displaced from school, as well as funding for food and water for families in shelters.
While these acts are small compared to the sacrifices our healthcare workers and first responders are making, we are hopeful that we’ll get through this by working together and supporting our heroes and our communities.
We know people rely on Dunkin’ to keep them running in both good times and bad. Our Dunkin’ Heroes campaign doubles down on our brand mission and underscores Dunkin’ as an essential and supportive part of each community. We and our franchisees across the country will continue to look for ways to help because we’ve got your back.
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