Zippy’s to Collect Donations for The Salvation Army, June 7June 6, 2019, 3:15 PM HST (Updated May 30, 2019, 11:51 AM)
National Donut Day will be observed across Hawai‘i on June 7, 2019, in partnership with The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division.
Various bakeries and businesses have created tasty ways to participate and support The Salvation Army. Plus, all monetary donations stay in the communities where they are donated.
“Most people don’t know that The Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies first began serving donuts to soldiers on the front lines of WWI in France in 1917,” said Major Jeff Martin, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “We encourage Donut Day fans to share photos via social media using the hashtag #NationalDonutDay.”
New for 2019, Zippy’s Restaurants will be collecting monetary donations on behalf of The Salvation Army during June at their locations on Hawai‘i Island, O‘ahu and Maui.
The Salvation Army started National Donut Day as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to their social service programs. Donut Day is held the first Friday of June each year and commemorates “Donut Lassies,” female volunteers for The Salvation Army in World War I, who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals (including donuts) to soldiers on the front lines. The Donut Lassies would fry donuts in the soldiers’ helmets on the front lines… just seven donuts at a time.
For more information, visit donutdayhawaii.org and tag @salarmyhi, #NationalDonutDay.