CANTON, Mass., Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' is once again celebrating Veterans Day by showing its appreciation and support for those who truly keep America running. In a sweet salute to the brave members of the armed forces, on Wednesday, November 11, veterans and active duty military are invited to participating Dunkin' restaurants nationwide for a free donut of their choice, no purchase necessary*.
In another way to show gratitude to those who serve, for the second year in a row, Dunkin' is teaming up with A Million Thanks, a nonprofit organization that supports active, reserve, and veteran military by sending millions of letters of thanks and encouragement directly to service members. Dunkin' is proudly making a $10,000 donation to A Million Thanks and is giving fans the chance to show their appreciation to veterans by crafting their own digital letters via Dunkin's Instagram story on Monday, November 9. Digital letters will be printed and mailed to active military members within the A Million Thanks community.
Following the brand's donation to A Million Thanks, Dunkin' is extending its support to military families. To aid United States military families with critically ill children, the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation proudly is gifting the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation a $25,000 grant. The Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation provides premier hospital and respite housing to children receiving treatment, and their families, to bring comfort and hope to those battling life-threatening illness.
Finally, in addition to sending digital thank you letters, Dunkin' fans can treat veterans and active service members to a much-deserved Dunkin' coffee break. At DunkinCoffeeBreak.com, anyone can send an e-gift card, available in special Veterans Day designs, to veterans that inspire them.
"We're pleased to once again partner with A Million Thanks to recognize veterans and offer free donuts as a small token of our thanks for all the courageous members of our armed forces, past and present," said Jill Nelson, Vice President, Marketing Strategy at Dunkin'. "At Dunkin', we are committed to honoring the dedicated members of our military, not just on Veterans Day but year-round. We're proud to keep our heroes running, at home and at our restaurants on active military bases around the world."
Dunkin's Veterans Day initiatives are part of the brand's continuous commitment to supporting the U.S. armed forces. Through the Dunkin' Coffee for Our Troops program, the company has donated more than 300,000 pounds of coffee to troops deployed overseas. Through this program, Dunkin' sends a case of coffee to deployed troops each week, based on recommendations from friends, family members, or the troops themselves. Since 2003, the brand has sent over 240 pounds of coffee to active military members each week.
* While supplies last. Limit one per customer. Offer available in-store only. Not available for orders placed using On-the-Go Mobile Ordering through the Dunkin' Mobile App.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About A Million Thanks
A Million Thanks was founded in 2004 by Shauna Fleming when she was a freshman in high school. Her goal was to collect one million cards and letters of appreciation for U.S. military stationed around the world. In just six months, Fleming reached her goal and was invited to present the one-millionth letter to President Bush in the Oval Office. Since then, the organization has collected almost 10 million cards and letters for our troops. A Million Thanks has expanded to also include granting wishes of injured veterans and providing higher education scholarships to children of fallen military. Please visit www.AMillionThanks.org to learn how you can help.
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