KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS® AND
THE SALVATION ARMY
CELEBRATE NATIONAL DONUT DAY!
Sweet celebration honors The Salvation Army's WWI "donut lassies"
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts® and The Salvation Army invite everyone to join them in commemorating National Donut Day on Friday June 7th!
The sweet celebration, held each year on the first Friday in June, was established in Chicago more than 75 years ago to honor The Salvation Army's "donut lassies". During World War I, Salvation Army donut lassies provided soldiers with donuts, writing supplies, stamps and home-cooked meals. Due to limited resources, the donuts were often fried in the soldier's helmets. The donuts then became synonymous with The Salvation Army and the American soldiers returning home with the nickname "doughboys."
In honor of National Donut Day, stop into any participating Krispy Kreme location on Friday June 7th to receive one FREE doughnut of any variety! No purchase necessary. Local participating Krispy Kreme stores include both the Springfield & Branson locations - 3860 S. Campbell Ave. in Springfield & 150 Tanger Blvd. in Branson.
Last year, The Salvation Army helped more than 207,000 Ozarks' residents - including veerans - with such things as rental assistance, medical orders, shelter & housing, food and a variety of other social service programs & services.
76th Annual National Donut Day Fun Facts
- National Donut Day was first celebrated in Chicago in 1938. Today, the annual event is commemorated on the first Friday in June.
- National Donut Day commemorates the "donut lassies", female Salvation Army volunteers, who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.
- Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France during WWI.
- Due to limited resources, these treats were often fried seven at a time in the soldiers' helmets.
- Last year, The Salvation Army helped more than 207,000 Ozarks' residents by providing them with food, shelter, clothing and through a variety of other social service programs.
To support the year-round outreach of The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination financial contributions can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O Box 9685 Springfield MO or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org - 82¢ of every dollar goes directly toward programs & services that help local Ozarks residents in need.