National Doughnut Day June 1st, 2018
National Doughnut Day was created by the Salvation Army in Chicago, 1938 as a fund raiser during the Great Depression. It also highlighted the service of the “Lassies” of World War 1 who were 250 female Salvation volunteers that went to Europe with the American troops to serve the soldiers doughnuts and remind them somewhat of the comforts of home and what they were fighting for
The same actions were repeated during World War 2 by the Red Cross volunteers called “Dollies”.
How to celebrate – Have a doughnut! Offer up some contribution to the Salvation Army for all they do. See if your family had any “Lassies” or “Dollies”.