For each $1 donation to Make-A-Wish guests will receive a Make-A-Wish Star Donut as a thank you

ELMIRA, NEW YORK – Dunkin’ and Make-A-Wish Western New York today announced the continuation of a community initiative designed to help make the wishes of local children come true.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 28, guests who donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Southern Tier will receive a specially-crafted Make-A-Wish Star Donut, while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit local Make-A-Wish chapters.

Dunkin’ and Make-A-Wish Western New York are kicking off the charitable campaign one day before World Wish Day, which is celebrated on April 29, and is the day the organization was founded. The Star Donut campaign has raised more than $561,000 for Make-A-Wish chapters throughout upstate New York since 2013.

“Dunkin’ is pleased to continue its support for Make-A-Wish Western New York, a charity that works day-in and day-out to help make the wishes of local children come true,” said Eric Stensland, Field Marketing Manager for Dunkin’. “I encourage the residents of the Southern Tier 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 and white icing in honor of Make-A-Wish, is available at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Southern Tier through May 9.

“We are immensely grateful to be a part of the meaningful ‘Star Donut’ charitable campaign along with local Dunkin’ restaurants,” said Make-A-Wish Western New York Rochester Regional Development Director Donna Auria. “Dunkin’ has been invested in our life-changing mission for a number of years, and this not only provides critical funding to grant area wishes, but also helps to create hope when the need for community support is critical.”

Make-A-Wish Western New York creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses throughout a 17-county region of New York State. The organization has granted more than 3,500 wishes in the Western New York area.

For more information on Make-A-Wish Western New York and to learn how you can become involved visit www.wny.wish.org.

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About Make-A-Wish® Western New York

Together, Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish® Western New York has to date fulfilled the wishes of more than 3,500 children in the Western New York area. Regional offices are located in Buffalo and Rochester serving 17 counties in New York State. Make-A-Wish Western New York is a proud participant of the Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Program, which indicates that the organization has met the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. For more information, visit www.wish.org/newyork

About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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