ddROCHESTER, N.Y. – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s favorite all-day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced it will collect donations in its Rochester-area restaurants to support YMCA of Greater Rochester children’s programming and summer camps.

Donations will be collected June 5 through June 19 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the greater Rochester area. Guests who elect to contribute $1 to the YMCA will receive a paper Dunkin’ Donuts coffee icon bearing the YMCA logo, which may be displayed with the donor’s name on the wall of participating restaurants.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is honored to support the important programming of the YMCA of Greater Rochester,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Alisa LaPlante. “The YMCA ensures that every child has access to a safe and healthy environment for them to learn and grow while they are not in school. We look forward to contributing to the long-term success of our local youth.”

All proceeds will be given to the YMCA of Greater Rochester. Donations from the Dunkin Donuts program will help provide financial assistance for area children to attend YMCA of Greater Rochester Summer Camps. The camps provide a safe environment for kids to grow socially and learn new skills over the summer months.

“We are fortunate to have such a dedicated community partner in Dunkin’ Donuts and are grateful for the support that Dunkin’ Donuts and its franchisees are providing the YMCA,” said YMCA of Greater Rochester Marketing Director, Marnie Buchsbaum. “As a charity, the YMCA relies on the support of the community. The generosity of Dunkin’ Donuts and its customers will allow us to continue to help provide all children the opportunity to experience the magic of camp.”

Dunkin’ Donuts believes in providing options for living a healthy lifestyle. Dunkin’ Donuts supports that commitment by offering a wide selection of foods and beverages so you can enjoy what’s right for you. Dunkin’ Donuts’ DDSMART® menu makes it easy to make the right choice with a wide variety of delicious menu items that have fewer than 400 calories.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts). To learn more about the YMCA of Greater Rochester, visit rochesterymca.org.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

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 seven years running. The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. 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.  

About YMCA of Greater Rochester

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is one of the area’s leading nonprofits committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility for more than 160 years. As a dedicated association of staff, volunteers, donors, partners, and allies, the Y is steadfast in its mission to build healthy, confident, connected, and secure children, adults, families, and communities throughout the Greater Rochester area.


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