Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee Day is May 23rd this year and they will continue to support Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island. That’s right — for every iced coffee sold at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in the area will donate $1 to the hospital. This annual event has helped raise over $2 million since its inception in 2010. We have made sure to participate every year since 2010.
This year, Dunkin’ Donuts has some extra support in helping them spread the word and awareness. To support Iced Coffee Day, they have partnered with a powerful local tradition call Good Night Lights. Good Night Lights is a daily tradition in which local residents, businesses and law enforcement officials let the kids at Hasbro Children’s Hospital know we’re thinking of them. Every night, at exactly 8:30 p.m., Good Night Lights participants shine flashlights (and police cars, firetrucks and ambulances turn on their lights) toward the hospital from various locations in downtown Providence. In return, patients in the hospital flicker their room lights on and off and shine their own flashlights from their windows.
Iced Coffee Day is all about helping the brave kids and their families at Hasbro, and so is Good Night Lights. So, this year, anytime you buy an Iced Coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts (*please note, not all locations, but most) starting the first week of May, you will receive a small key chain flashlight that is marked with the date of Iced Coffee Day.
All day long on Iced Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts will be hosting mini events at various store locations, hoping to drive out crowds to buy Iced Coffees. There will be local political figures, local celebrities, even a Patriot, at the stores working the windows and encouraging customers to take part in the great cause.
Dunkin’ will be concluding the Iced Coffee Day celebration on the evening of May 23rd with a “block party” at India Point Park, where everyone who has received a flashlight, and all our community members, are invited to head on over for a night of games, food and fun, all leading to a HUGE 8:30 p.m. flashlight flash to our friends at the hospital.
Make sure you join in and support the cause throughout the entire month!