BUFFALO - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, every-day stop for coffee and baked goods, will show its support for one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives this holiday season through a second-year partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York.
Through Sunday, Dec. 15, participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the greater Buffalo area will offer guests a special patriotic-themed donut as a thank you when they make a $1 donation to the Western New York Toys for Tots program.
All funds generated through the program will go towards the purchase of toys for children and families in need residing in Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming and West Cattaraugus counties during the 2013 holiday season. The toys will be distributed by the United States Marine Corps Reserve through the annual holiday collection drive.
U.S. Marines surprised Dunkin’ Donuts guests by filling orders and handing out prizes at the drive-thru window and register at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 3155 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore on Dec. 4. The event served as the kick off for the Toys for Tots program in Western New York as the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ renewed their partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts for the holiday collection drive.
"Dunkin' Donuts is honored to partner with our local Marines from Western New York to support the Toys for Tots program this holiday season. We are deeply grateful for the work of the dedicated Marine Corps Reserve volunteers who bring so much joy to children throughout our region," said Dunkin' Donuts Field Marketing Manager Alisa LaPlante. "I encourage residents throughout the greater Buffalo area to enjoy a special treat while supporting Toys for Tots and I am confident our loyal guests will show great enthusiasm in joining with Dunkin' Donuts to raise funds for a program that is so important to our community."
The specialty patriotic-themed donut will be available at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties through Dec. 15. Additionally, participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the greater Buffalo area will serve as drop-off locations for guests wishing to donate new, unwrapped toys for the holiday collection drive.
Dunkin' Donuts support in Western New York is an outgrowth of the restaurant's partnership with the Toys for Tots program in Albany and the Greater Capital Region, where Dunkin' Donuts has been the premiere supporter of the program led by the Marine Corps Reserve for the past five years. Since 2009, the annual Dunkin' Donuts Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots Train - the only train of its kind in the country - has delivered thousands of toys to underserved children in Upstate New York over a two-day period in early December.
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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 seven years running. The company has nearly 10,800 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. family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.