National Donut Day
The Salvation Army and Entenmann's Celebrate the 75th Annual National Donut Day on June 1st
A sweet celebration, 75 years in the making! The Salvation Army has partnered with Entenmann's Bakery, the maker of more than 100 sweet baked goods to celebrate the 75th Annual National Donut Day on June 1st, 2012 with a sweet program. The holiday, held annually on the first day of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army's "Donut Lassies" who served these treats to soldiers during World War I. This significant occasion established the donut as the long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide.
To honor this long standing tradition right here in the Triangle, The Salvation Army and the USO of North Carolina have partnered together to honor our military. On June 1, 2012, Salvation Army volunteers and staff will be at the Raleigh Durham International Airport USO Center, handing out donuts to military soldiers.
You too can be a part of this tradition and support The Salvation Army. First, from April 22 to June 23 Entenmann's Bakery will donate $1 to The Salvation Army for every person who likes the Entenmann's Facebook page. Second, you can join in our efforts to remember those who fought in World War I, as well as your neighbors who may have fallen on hard times.