National Donut Day in Rockford

This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” served along the front lines during WWI and WWII, giving soldiers free coffee and doughnuts.

The Salvation Army commemorates Donut Day by raising awareness and support for its services to those in need, including providing shelter, food, early childhood education, after-school programming, music education, alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation and more.

On Friday,  June 2 and Saturday, June 3, from 10am – 4pm, you can help celebrate the history by donating to our children’s summer day camp program.  We’ll have kettles at the following locations:

Greys’a IGA 1630 N. Alpine
Vali Produce 6550 N. Alpine Road
Vali Produce 5880 E. State Street
Woodman’s Market 3155 McFarland Road

If you are unable to make it out, please donating online or text ROCKFORD to 41444 to give a mobile donation.


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