DUNKIN’ DONUTS PARTNERS WITH MAKE-A-WISH® CENTRAL NEW YORK TO HELP MAKE CHILDREN’S WISHES COME TRUE

Make-A-Wish Star Donut

Make-A-Wish Star Donut

Alexa “Lexi” Glenny, age 12, thanks the Dunkin’ Donuts crew.

Alexa “Lexi” Glenny, age 12, thanks the Dunkin’ Donuts crew.

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

SYRACUSE, New York – Dunkin’ Donuts today announced it will partner with Make-A-Wish Central New York for the fifth year to celebrate World Wish Day, the day the organization was founded in Phoenix, Arizona, and to help make the wishes of local children come true.

From Saturday, April 29 through Sunday, May 7, guests who donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York will receive a specially-crafted Make-A-Wish Star Donut, while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York. Since 2013, the Star Donut campaign has raised over $208,000 for the local chapter.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is privileged to continue its 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 Eric Stensland, Field Marketing Manager for Dunkin’ Donuts. “I encourage the residents of Central New York to enjoy a special treat while supporting an organization that is so important to our community.”

The star-shaped specialty donut, topped with blue and white icing in honor of Make-A-Wish, will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York beginning on April 29.

“This partnership is a dream for Make-A-Wish Central New York,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Central New York. “Dunkin’ Donuts is invested in our mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions and they are committed to creative opportunities like the Star Donut Campaign that provides both funding and awareness for the organization. Dunkin’ Donuts and their loyal customers annually support the Star Donut Campaign to make wishes come true for children throughout the region. Their partnership is significant in ensuring both funding and awareness for our mission.”

Incorporated in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York is dedicated to granting the special wishes of children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who are living with a life-threatening medical condition. Since inception, the organization has granted nearly 1,700 wishes throughout its 15-county region, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. Make-A-Wish® is able to continue to share the power of a wish® thanks to the generous support of the community.

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).

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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 nine years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 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.

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