This Friday, June 6, The Salvation Army will be celebrating National Doughnut Day.

This Friday, June 6, The Salvation Army will be celebrating National Doughnut Day. During WWI and WWII, Salvation Army “doughnut lassies” would bake and serve doughnuts to the soldiers on the front lines. in the video above, you will find more information about the history of National Doughnut Day.

This year, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston is teaming up with Shipley Do-Nuts to commemorate this year’s National Doughnut Day. On Friday, June 6th, Shipley will be giving away a free glazed do-nut and small coffee to customers from 5 a.m. to 12 noon. They will also be donating a portion of their sales from the day to The Salvation Army. Additionally, Shipley will be do donating donuts to three of our homeless shelters on this day. (Homeless shelters: Family Residence, Harbor Light and Sally’s House.)

We hope you’ll be able to help us get the word out about National Doughnut Day and The Salvation Army. Much of the public is familiar with our red kettles during Christmas time but the fact is that we are here year-round to serve those most in need. Youth programs, senior programs, social services assistance, community centers, homeless shelters and rehabilitation centers are just a few of the many programs and services we offer throughout our 17 locations across the greater Houston area.