The Salvation Army Western PA Division Kicks off National Donut Day with a Social Media Challenge: #DoGoodWithaDonut!

Jun 1, 2021 | by Stephanie Rex

(PITTSBURGH, PA) June 1, 2021 – The Salvation Army’s National Donut Day this Friday, June 4 carries on the legacy of our donut lassies who served those fighting on the frontlines of World War I with sweetness and a smile.

This year, The Salvation Army Western PA Division is issuing a #DoGoodWithaDonut social media challenge for National Donut Day in honor of the donut lassies and their kindness. For one day only, Giant Eagle is selling a dozen donuts on Friday, June 4 for just $3.99, donating a portion of the proceeds to The Salvation Army.

“We are asking our communities to #DoGoodWithaDonut and complete one random act of kindness on National Donut Day,” said Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Western PA Division. “Buy a dozen donuts from Giant Eagle this June 4th and deliver them to the frontline workers in your life. Drop them off at your local fire hall, police station, or school administration. Let’s make life a little sweeter and #DoGoodWithaDonut.”



Those who wish to participate are asked to share their random act of kindness using the hashtag “#DoGoodWithaDonut” and The Salvation Army WPA will share their posts. 

National Donut Day was originally established to honor The Salvation Army's work to serve soldiers in France during World War I. Nearly 250 volunteers traveled overseas to provide emotional and spiritual support, baked goods, clothes and supplies to troops. The “Donut Lassies” fried donuts in a small pan to boost morale of U.S. soldiers and are credited with popularizing the donut in the United States when troops returned home.

Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Armybegan in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to  The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.


Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

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