Friday, June 7






What’s better than enjoying a donut fresh from a local bakery or retailer? Why, it’s enjoying a free donut on National Donut Day in support of The Salvation Army in Hawaii on June 7! On June 7 various retailers and bakeries will host donut day promotions or donate a portion of their sales to The Salvation Army to celebrate National Donut Day. Support us by enjoying fresh donuts from our partners on June 7! Find locations and details below.



Oahu



Regal Bakery Locations
Stop by for a free donut on June 7 and proceeds from Donut Day sales will go to support The Salvation Army programs in Hawaii.

Dunkin' Donuts
Purchase a Dozen Donuts and Dunkin will donate $1 from your purchase to support The Salvation Army programs in Hawaii.

7-Eleven Hawaii Stores
Oahu Only - Purchase the Donut Day special and 7-Eleven will donate a portion of the proceeds to support The Salvation Army programs in Hawaii.



Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery
Stop by on June 7 between 7am and 9am for the "Bakers Dozen" special and donate to The Salvation Army to support programs in Hawaii.

Zippy's Restaurants
All Zippys locations will be collecting donations to support The Salvation Army programs in Hawaii.



Kauai



Daylight Donuts
Stop by for a free donut on June 7 and proceeds from Donut Day sales will go to support The Salvation Army programs in Hawaii.



Maui



Krispy Kreme
Stop by Krispy Kreme for a free donut on June 7 and donate to The Salvation Army to support programs on Maui.

Zippy's Restaurants
All Zippys locations will be collecting donations to support The Salvation Army programs in Hawaii.



Hawaii Island



Zippy's Restaurants
All Zippys locations will be collecting donations to support The Salvation Army programs in Hawaii.



The History Of Donut Day



Approximately 100 years ago, The Salvation Army was there to feed weary soldiers during World War I. Today, we’re still here for the weary, hungry, and those in need. Join us in celebrating our rich history of serving others on National Donut Day.

In 1917, nearing the end of World War I, The Salvation Army established a mission to provide for the needs of U.S. soldiers fighting in France.

Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers traveled overseas to set up service “huts” located in abandoned buildings near the front lines where they could serve baked goods, provide writing supplies and stamps, and offer a clothes-mending service to the soldiers in battle.

When providing freshly baked goods proved to be a difficult feat considering the hut’s conditions, two entrepreneurial Salvation Army volunteers named Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought to fry donuts in soldiers’ helmets, despite their limited ingredients and facilities. The volunteers were capable of frying seven donuts per batch. The sweet treats, along with the warm hearts and glowing smiles of those who served them, brought a bit of comfort to American soldiers who were serving their country and likely missing the care of their mothers and special ladies back home.

Nicknamed “Doughnut Lassies” and “Doughnut Girls”, these women made history by introducing this otherwise unknown confection to the United States when the “Doughboys” returned from war.

The first National Donut Day was established in Chicago in 1938 to raise money for people in need during the Great Depression. The holiday has since been celebrated on the first Friday in June as a way to commemorate the service of The Salvation Army’s Doughnut Lassies and honor the memory of our soldiers.

The donut has become synonymous with The Salvation Army’s social services and continues to be a comfort food served by The Salvation Army to those in need during times of disaster.Today, Salvation Army workers continue to care for and comfort thousands of people each day who battle hunger around the world and here in Hawaii.