National Doughnut Day was established by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I, according to Duck Donuts. The day is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday in June. Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Many Americans don’t know that National Donut Day actually has its roots in doing good. Celebrated on the first Friday in June, this sweet tradition dates back to World War I, when nearly 250 Salvation Army volunteers known as “Donut Lassies” traveled overseas to provide emotional and spiritual support as […]
In 1938, the first-ever National Donut Day was took place in Chicago, celebrating The Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies who were sent to France in 1917 to establish field bases near the front lines. There, soldiers could stock up on essential goods and get a treat provided by the lassies. Two volunteers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and […]
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To find out more about Donut Day events and activities, find a Salvation Army location near you.