Dunkin’ today announced that the 2023 edition of its annual Star Donut charitable campaign raised $81,204 for Make-A-Wish Central New York. This is the 11th consecutive year of the campaign.
From Sept. 1 through Sept. 12, guests who donated $1 to Make-A-Wish at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Mohawk Valley received a special Make-A-Wish Star Donut as a thank you for their generosity. The Star Donut campaign has raised more than $825,000 for local Make-A-Wish chapters throughout upstate New York since its inception in 2013.
This year’s donation was celebrated with a Halloween party with local Wish Kids at the Dunkin’ restaurant at 112 North Genesee Street in Utica, N.Y. Guests enjoyed DIY donut decorating kits, Dunkin’s Spider Donuts, photos with Dunkin’ mascot Cuppy and more.
“Dunkin’ is honored to support Make-A-Wish Central New York through our annual Star Donut campaign,” said Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager Levi Pascher. “Make-A-Wish is so important to the children and families in our community, and we were pleased to provide Southern Tier residents with a special treat in support of such a great cause. We would like to thank all of our valued guests who joined us to make this year’s Star Donut campaign such a success.”
“We are beyond grateful for the 11-year Star Donut campaign and our relationship with Mohawk Valley Dunkin’ franchise owners,” said Make-A-Wish Central New York President and CEO Diane Kuppermann. “They and their generous patrons make wishes come true for critically ill children in our 15-county footprint. There is no greater joy than knowing you’ve put a smile on the faces and given hope to these kids and their families. Together, we are creating life-changing wish experiences. Wishes 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 its 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.