Friday, June 4, 2010

National Donut Day!

It's National Donut Day! Some of you might be wondering why there is a National Donut Day, as if there needs to be a reason. But there is a reason, National Donut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday of June and was first established by The Salvation Army 72 years ago to honor their “Lassies,” who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. These volunteers were the only female nonmilitary personnel stationed on the front lines, where they prepared donuts inside of U.S. soldiers’ steel helmets using only hot oil and a stove! 

It gets better. When you purchase donuts at a participating Donut Shop, list here, proceeds will go to help the Salvation Army who, in turn, help others. Lets face it, the only things better than donuts is donuts + helping others! So get out there and buy some donuts!

Oh, also... Krispy Kreme is giving out one free donut to each guest. Remember when they did that every day?


  1. i had 2 and half donuts today, and even though they were from a participating Donut Shop, I am still feeling pretty guilty!!

  2. The calories were put towards a good cause at least :)