For each $1 donation to Make-A-Wish, guests will receive a specialty Star Donut as a thank you
UTICA, N.Y. – Dunkin’ and Make-A-Wish Central New York today celebrated more than a decade of partnership as they kicked off their annual Make-A-Wish Star Donut campaign. This year is the 11th anniversary of the initiative, which symbolizes the continuation of a community program designed to help make the wishes of local children come true.
Beginning on Friday, September 1, guests who donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Mohawk Valley will receive a free specially-crafted Make-A-Wish Star Donut, while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York. The campaign has raised nearly $750,000 since its inception in 2013.
“Dunkin’ is pleased to celebrate more than a decade of support for Make-A-Wish Central New York, a charity that works day-in and day-out to help make the wishes of local children come true,” said Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager Levi Pascher. “I encourage the residents of the Mohawk Valley to enjoy a special treat while supporting an organization that is so important to the children and families in our community.”
The star-shaped specialty donut, which is topped with blue icing and white sprinkles in honor of Make-A-Wish, will be available at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Mohawk Valley through September 12.
“The Star Donut campaign has had tremendous impact on our chapter and the Mohawk Valley children we serve,” said Make-A-Wish Central New York President and CEO Diane Kuppermann. “For the past 11 years, we’ve witnessed the smiles that result from these delicious donations, not only for Dunkin’ customers but for the critically ill kids and their families whose wishes will continue to come true thanks to this generosity. We are grateful for and proud of our partnership with Dunkin’, their franchisees, staff and patrons. Wishes continue to run on Dunkin’!”
Make-A-Wish Central New York creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses throughout a 15-county region of New York State. The organization has granted more than 2,000 wishes since inception in 1985.
For more information on Make-A-Wish Central New York, and to learn how you can become involved, visit www.cny.wish.org or call (315) 475-WISH (9474).
About Make-A-Wish Central New York
Make-A-Wish Central New York is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Part of a global wish-granting organization, Make-A-Wish Central New York was founded in 1985 and has granted over 2,000 wishes for local children within our 15-county region, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties. With over 180 wishes in process, the organization needs the support of generous community and corporate partners more than ever before. To lend support or learn more, visit cny.wish.org or call 315.475.WISH (9474).
Dunkin’, founded in 1950, is the largest coffee and donuts brand in the United States, with more than 13,200 restaurants in nearly 40 global markets. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit DunkinDonuts.com and InspireBrands.com.