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National Donut Day is June 7!

by Pennie on June 3, 2013

Entenmann’s makes the best cake donut, hands down.  My personal favorite is the cinnamon powdered donut (so yummy).  I first encountered them in New England, so I was very happy to find them when I moved back south.  I am pleased to see that for the third year in a row they are partnering with The Salvation Army and and this year’s spokesperson, Victor Cruz to promote National Donut Day.

Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army get ready to tackle the 76th National Donut Day (#NationalDonutDay) on Friday, June 7th, 2013.   One of Entenmann’s most recognized donut fans, Super Bowl Champion and New Jersey native Victor Cruz is helping to spread the word about this delicious holiday

“I grew up on Entenmann’s donuts right across the river in New Jersey and to this day always have a box of Entenmann’s Crumb Topped donuts in the house,” said Victor Cruz, celebrity ambassador for Entenmann’s.  “It really is an honor to be recognized as such a big Entenmann’s fan, while honoring The Salvation Army on their very special day.”

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For every new “Like” on Entenmann’s Facebook page from May 1st to June 15th the company will donate $1 to The Salvation Army, up to $30,000.  While you are there, you can also enter to win ‘Free Donuts for a Year and additional prizes. All entries must be received by 11:59: p.m. ET on June 30, 2013.  Official Rules can be found at www.entenmanns.com.

“We want to thank Entenmann’s for partnering again with us this year to celebrate National Donut Day and help us serve those in need,” said Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army. “Every year on National Donut Day, The Salvation Army asks the public to remember those less fortunate who struggle to make ends meet. So, for everyone who enjoys a tasty donut in celebration, please take a minute to consider ways to give back in your community.”

 

NATIONAL DONUT DAY FUN FACTS FROM THE SALVATION ARMY

  • The Salvation Army started National Donut Day during the Great Depression to raise needed funds.
  • National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.
  • Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France starting in 1917 during WWI.
  • The Salvation Army’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets (with limited resources, they were fried only seven at a time!).
  • Last year, 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Denise Taylor-Dennis June 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

I love Entenmanns and Salvation Army is such a great organization. I’m going to head over and like their page.

2 Sylvia Ortiz June 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I just love “donut” holidays! Hat’s off to Entemann’s for giving back to the community on National Donut Day!!

3 Kate F. June 3, 2013 at 3:59 pm

What a great excuse to go get a box of doughnuts!

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