In 1981, Golden Donuts Inc. was founded as the exclusive licensee in the Philippines of the world’s most famous coffee and donut chain, Dunkin’ Donuts. For 32 years, Dunkin’ Donuts continued to serve Filipinos with mouthwatering donuts, freshly brewed coffee, and savory sandwiches that have become part of the Filipino’s everyday life.
As part of its advocacy to give back to the community that supported it all these years, Dunkin’ Donuts Philippines celebrated its anniversary with its eighth annual blood drive in partnership with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC).
Themed “Dugong Alay, Dugtong ng Buhay,” the blood-letting aims to help those who are in need of blood transfusion by holding an open blood donation with PNRC .
“Blood donation is close to our heart, because it is critical in sustaining the greatest gift we can give – life. While donating goods and other services are now easier than ever, nowadays, it’s still hard to find a blood donor, especially in an emergency,” said Vingie Valenzuela, Personnel Resource Manager of Golden Donuts Inc.
Employees and executives were joined by Ms. Rosa Rosal, PNRC governor and chairperson of the Red Cross blood program, as well as Dunkin’ Donuts’ brand ambassador, Derek Ramsay. Ramsay helped to keep up the spirits of all the donors.
According to Valenzuela, “We are always excited by the turnout, and we have an average of 500 persons participating every year. Since we partner with PNRC, we adhere to the highest standards of health to ensure quality blood donations. And of course, to ensure that all donors are well after each donation, we have free-flowing Dunkin’ Donuts for everyone to enjoy.”
“This is our way of saying thank you to our customers who have stayed loyal with us all these years, and we look forward to giving more in the years to come.”