Posted by StreetWise in Latest News
The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and doughnuts to sol- diers in the trenches. Rations were poor so the doughnut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer. Doughnuts were not the reason Salvation Army work- ers were in the fighting zones of France. Those men and women were there primar- ily to give spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldier and his allies. They were there to be a link with home and family.
Though that world war has come and gone, Salvation Army workers continue to care for and comfort thousands of people each day who battle hunger around the world and here in the Chicagoland area. By supporting Donut Day, with a donation or through volunteering, you help The Salva- tion Army keep its food pantries, meals on wheels, senior citizen feeding programs and childcare nutrition programs alive and well. If you can give a few dollars or a few hours of your time, you will help provide 1.9 million meals to the hungry in Chicagoland.
Your involvement is crucial! You are the one that can help the hungry have a warm nutritious meal; all you have to do is be willing to give through a donation or by volunteering.
Donut Day 1
Friday, June 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Drop by the James R. Thompson Center, and celebrate The Salvation Army’s 73rd Annual Chicagoland Donut Day. This is your chance to make a difference and HELP ERASE HUNGER! We’ll have celebrity friends, music, and more.
Donut Day 2
Saturday, June 4, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Location: Throughout Chicagoland Help “Erase Hunger” on June 3 and 4 by giving to Donut Day taggers throughout Chicagoland. Funds raised during Donut Day support feeding programs for children, seniors, the homeless, and families in need.
Chicago Englewood Corps
Zavetta Reeves @ 773-358-3260
Chicago Irving Park Corps
Major Diane Harper @ 773-205-3008
Chicago LaVillita Corps
Carlos Moran @773-257-0700
Chicago Lawn Corps
Juana Ortiz @ 773-434-0488
Chicago Mayfair Corps
Kent Lee @ 773-794-6208
Chicago Midway Corps
Captain Michelle Graham @ 773-838-8005
Chicago Midwest Corps
Major Colleen Michaud @ 312-733-6803
Lula Guilland @ 312-492-6803
Chicago Pullman Area
Sherry Johnson @ 773-824-6436
Chicago Mascot Contest
To vote text SPARKY, SKYGUY WSKATES, SOUTHPAW, or BANDITS to 27138.
The winner will receive a “Doing The Most Good” coin, a framed certificate, and bragging rights as The Salvation Army’s Top Chicago Mascot.
Voting and donations received for the participating mascots should be received by Donut Day, June 3 at 1 p.m.