This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” served along the front lines during WWI and WWII, giving soldiers free coffee and doughnuts.
In Chicagoland, The Salvation Army commemorates Donut Day by raising awareness and support for its services to those in need, including providing shelter, food, early childhood education, after-school programming, music education, alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation and more.
This year, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Chicago’s gourmet donut shop, Glazed and Infused. Glazed and Infused will donate 50% of proceeds from purchases of the Salvation Army donut on June 2. Stop by one of their five downtown sites, or celebrate National Donut Day with your colleagues by scheduling a donut delivery to your office!
If you’re not in downtown Chicago, don’t fret! We have also partnered with Clyde’s Donuts, which are sold at Jewel-Osco locations. Our Salvation Army volunteers and staff will be throughout Chicago and the suburbs on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 collecting donations and handing out coupons for two free Clyde’s Donuts.
Thank you to our corporate partners and volunteers who help make National Donut Day special!