Lexington Dunkin' Donuts to team up with Coach John Calipari to Support 'Hoops for Haiti' Fundraiser

From Jan. 25-31, local franchisee to donate $1 from the sale of every dozen donuts to Coach Cal's fundraising drive to support the American Red Cross

Jan 25, 2010, 09:52 ET from Dunkin' Donuts

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, Lexington's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is teaming up with the American Red Cross and Coach John Calipari's "Hoops for Haiti" program with a special in-store fundraising initiative.  For every dozen donuts sold at Lexington Dunkin' Donuts** between January 25-31, $1 will be donated to the American Red Cross and go toward supporting the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.

"We have been greatly humbled by the disaster in Haiti and even more so by the overwhelming response from the people of central Kentucky during Coach Cal's 'Hoops for Haiti' Telethon," said Collier Mills, franchisee and operating partner of Fast Break Doughnuts, LLC.  "Our crew members wanted to help the relief efforts - and this is a small way for us to get involved from afar."

"We are delighted to be in partnership with Dunkin' Donuts and so many other great organizations in our community," said Winn Stephens, director of development for the Bluegrass Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.  "The outpouring of support we have received has been truly amazing. Contributions like those being made by Dunkin' Donuts will help save lives and make a difference."

For more information about ways to donate, please visit www.redcross.org or www.coachcal.com.

** At the following participating locations: 333 E. Main Street (Main and Rose) and 1306 South Broadway (next to Logan's)

About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for three years running. The company has more than 8,800 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2008, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $5.5 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About The Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation

The Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including our Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees, crew members and employees, to support the service and leadership of emergency response organizations – especially in times of crisis. The Foundation supports emergency responders by providing financial assistance, building capacity, developing partnerships, encouraging volunteerism and honoring local heroes. To learn more about the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation.

About The Bluegrass Chapter of The American Red Cross

The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, the Bluegrass Chapter responded to 432 disasters, taught lifesaving skills to over 9,100 residents, deliver 506 emergency messages between Central Kentucky families and their loved ones serving in our Armed Forces, and provided more than 147,500 rides to disabled Fayette County residents through our Wheels program.  The American Red Cross is not a government agency. It receives no federal or state funding and relies on donations of time and money to do its work.  


Contact:

Andrew Mastrangelo

Dunkin' Donuts Public Relations

781-737-5200

andrew.mastrangelo@dunkinbrands.com


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