Dunkin’ Donuts promo raises $43,400 for charity

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Rhode Island Executive Director Michael McGover, left, and athlete Michael Luca with Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Rob Batista, whose shop in North Kingstown raised $648 during this winter's promotion. /
SPECIAL OLYMPICS Rhode Island Executive Director Michael McGover, left, and athlete Michael Luca with Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Rob Batista, whose shop in North Kingstown raised $648 during this winter's promotion. /

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees this winter raised $43,419 for Special Olympics Rhode Island through their annual Pound of Coffee promotion.

They donated 25 cents for every one-pound package of coffee sold this November and December at shops in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.

“For nearly 20 years, our relationship with the Special Olympics has evolved to become a cornerstone of our community partnership program,” said Rob Batista, a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We are continually inspired by every Special Olympic athlete, coach and volunteer, and are thrilled to be able to support them with this annual initiative.”

Michael McGovern, executive director of Special Olympics Rhode Island, expressed gratitude for the gift, saying: “Dunkin’ Donuts’ support of our organization allows thousands of athletes to exercise their competitive spirit year round.”

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