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$50,000 for Special Olympics

Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees recently made a $28,386 donation to Special Olympics Rhode Island on behalf of their guests, from a National Coffee Day fundraiser held in September. An additional $21,414 was raised for Special Olympics Massachusetts South Section. From Sept. 22 through Sept. 30, guests at nearly 300 participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., who made a $1 donation, received a coffee cup paper icon that they signed and displayed in the restaurant. Proceeds were donated primarily to the Special Olympics with a portion also benefiting The Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, which supports organizations focused on hunger, safety and children’s health. Pictured from left, back row: Brian Shutler, operations manager, Dunkin’ Donuts; Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee; Bill Senecal, operations manager, Dunkin’ Donuts; Bob Mongeon, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee; Charlie Coelho, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee; George Zwiener, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee; Tim Henson, operations director, Dunkin’ Donuts; David Wilson, operations manager, Dunkin’ Donuts; and Tom Fullam, operations manager, Dunkin’ Donuts. (Middle Row): Rob Cerino, operations manager, Dunkin’ Donuts; Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees Steve Andrade, Guido Petrosinelli, Joe Dutra, and Rob Batista; Horacio Caneja, operations manager, Dunkin’ Donuts; and David Dechanes, learning manager, Dunkin’ Donuts. And (Front Row, holding check): Michael Lucca, Special Olympics athlete; Dennis DeJesus, executive director, Special Olympics RI; and Carlos Santos, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. (Submitted photo)

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