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May 15, 2017

IT’S NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK!!!

In May of 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the United Stated Congress proclaimed the first National Salvation Army Week, as a reminder to Americans to give freely of themselves.

In honor of that spirit of giving, this year for National Salvation Army Week, we wanted to celebrate those in the community who give so much to The Salvation Army each year! We are grateful for their time, gifts and services to us and to this community.

With National Donut Day right around the corner (June 2nd), we thought a few dozen tasty treats would be a great way to say thanks! Don’t know about The Salvation Army’s history with Donut Day? Read here!

Additionally, we will have sales running at our thrift stores ALL WEEK! 50% off summer items, 40% off furniture- check out the sales HERE!

We had such a blast running all over NWA this morning with donuts from Bradley’s in Farmington. See the donut drops we made to all the great partners we have in this community below!

Getting the goodies ready! Thanks, Bradley’s Donuts in Farmington for the discounted price!

Fayetteville Police Department

Bentonville Police Department

Legacy National Bank- our Angel Tree partners!

Bentonville Fire Dept- thanks for answering our Bentonville Shelter calls

Bolt and Screw Supply

Springdale Fire Department

Rogers Fire Department

Benton Country Sheriff’s Office- they are some pretty good bell ringers!

Tyson Corporate Affairs Team- we are so grateful for all the food donations you all give throughout the year!

Springdale Police Department

Rogers Police Department

#NationalDonutDay

June 2, 2016

Donut Day Cover
Donuts are a yummy, tasty treat! That’s about all the average Joe knows about this delectable pastry. In fact, most people can’t even agree on a spelling! Is it donuts or doughnuts?! We may never know, but there are a few things we can teach you about the history of the donut! So get ready to learn a little more about this favorite, American treat. Happy National Donut Day, friends!

Vintage Donut Day
Ready for some fun facts about this auspicious holiday?!

  • Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France during World War I. The women wanted to bring a taste of home to the soldiers, so they began frying donuts in helmets! They later became known as the “Donut Lassies”.
  • The Salvation Army started Donut Day during the Great Depression as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to The Salvation Army’s social service programs.
  • President Eisenhower later made the day official to honor the work of the “Donut Lassies”, hence National Donut Day!

Here is the ORIGINAL history of Donut Day brought to you in a minute and 9 seconds!!

We also have the original recipe used by the Donut Lassies!! Want to start a fun, family tradition?! You can make these donuts in your home! Though you may want to use a frying pan instead of a soldier’s helmet (Click image to print)!

Donut Lassie Recipe (1)
This year, we had the privilege of partnering with Krispy Kreme in Bentonville!! They donated 40 dozen donuts for us to distribute all over NWA today. We loved keeping the memory of the Donut Lassies alive today by honoring service men and women in our community . Check out the pictures from our donut deliveries this morning!

Logo Donut Day
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