Special Olympians will be working behind the counter at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Barrington on Monday, Sept. 24, to kick off a week-long fundraiser that also celebrates National Coffee Day on Sept. 29.
The Special Olympics athletes also will interact with guests from 8:30 to 10 am, according to Kate Barba of Regan Communications, which represents Dunkin’ Donuts.
Patrons of the restaurant who make a $1 donation also will receive a coffee cup paper icon that they can sign and display in the restaurant, Barba said. That promotion will run through Sept. 29.
Proceeds will be donated primarily to the Special Olympics with a portion also benefitting The Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, which supports organizations focused on hunger, safety and children’s health.
The County Road restaurant is one of almost 300 Dunkin’ Donuts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts to participate in the week-long fundraiser.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ has supported Special Olympics Rhode Island since 1988. The company’s support includes the annual area winter and summer gamesn and Dunkin’ Donuts is the premier sponsor of Special Olympics Rhode Island Team USA, which competes in national and world games.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ is also the Presenting Sponsor for all competitions held in the South Section of Special Olympics Massachusetts throughout the year and has been inducted into the prestigious Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame.