Houston, TX (May 29, 2018) – As many people celebrate National Donut Day, it’s important to remember that the warm, delicious treat also serves as a symbol of hope.
Started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June in 1938, National Donut Day was created to help those in need during the Great Depression and to honor the “donut lassies” who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I.
To commemorate the work that the donut lassies started in 1917 and to demonstrate the impact of a small token of kindness, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston is once again teaming up with Shipley Do-Nuts to celebrate National Donut Day this Friday.
Shipley Do-Nuts will offer customers one free glazed donut with purchase on Friday, June 1, 2018 at participating locations from 5 a.m. to 12 noon.
A portion of the day’s sales will be donated to The Salvation Army of Greater Houston.
“The best way to celebrate National Donut Day is by giving back to those most in need in our community,” said Major Kent Davis, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Houston. “By choosing Shipley Do-Nuts, you are supporting the year-round programs and services The Salvation Army offers in Greater Houston, including homeless services, veteran programs, youth programs, elderly programs, and disaster programs.”
To learn more about National Donut Day and to find out how you can get involved with The Salvation Army of Greater Houston, visit SalvationArmyHouston.org.