"The Dunkin' Donuts Community Hero Award is a celebration of those who keep our communities running," said Colleen Krygiel, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin' Brands. "The Dunkin' Donuts Community Hero Award gives our loyal guests in the greater Baltimore area a chance to recognize the everyday heroes who inspire and energize our communities."
Dunkin' Donuts will honor heroes selected from nominations submitted by community members. The top 10 heroes from the Greater Baltimore region will receive the Dunkin' Donuts Community Hero Award, free coffee and donuts each week for a year and $500. An additional 100 local heroes will be recognized for their service with free coffee and donuts each week for a year at Dunkin' Donuts. To nominate an individual for the Community Hero Award, visit: www.dunkinheroes.com.
The winners will be selected based on the nominees' contributions to the residents of their local community, the nominees' community-driven activities and accomplishments within their local area, and the creativity and originality of the nomination submission. Nominations must be made for "community heroes" serving the Greater Baltimore region (specifically MD counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot.)
In 2012, Dunkin' Donuts of the Greater Baltimore region honored 10 extraordinary individuals in its second year of its Community Hero Program. Those recognized served their communities with purpose and passion in roles ranging from teachers to nonprofit activists. Entering the third year of the program, Dunkin' Donuts of the Greater Baltimore region looks to continue honoring unsung heroes and celebrating the work they do.
In addition, through the Community Hero Award Program, Dunkin' Donuts will be honoring heroes through Hero Club Cards. From September through December, Dunkin' Donuts will recognize a variety of local hero group each month for the work they do to support the community. As part of this program, these groups can receive Club Cards that are valid for four free Medium (14 oz.) Hot Coffees at participating greater Baltimore region and Metropolitan Washington DC Dunkin' Donuts. Teachers will be honored in September, Police Officers and Firefighters will be honored in October, Nurses will be honored in November, and Military personnel will be honored in December. To request a Hero Club Card for yourself or someone else, please visit www.dunkinheroes.com.