Shipley Do-Nuts will offer all customers one free glazed donut on Friday June 5th, 2015 in honor of National Do-Nut Day. This offer will be valid at participating locations from 5 am to 12 pm. Shipley Do-Nuts will once again partner with The Salvation Army and donate a portion of the day’s sales back to the organization. The Salvation Army started National Do-Nut Day during the Great Depression as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to their social services programs.
Shipley Do-Nuts will also host a donut eating contest at their 14135 Northwest Freeway location in Houston, TX and offer two pairs of tickets to the June 5th Houston Dynamo game. The donut eating contest will take place at 6 am and again at 7 am. Participants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.
“We are very excited to partner with The Salvation Army again this year. Their mission of assisting the community is very much in line with our core values as a brand. The donut eating contest will certainly be an entertaining event for all ages,” says President, Lawrence Shipley III.
Since 1936, the Shipley family donut recipe has withstood the test of time. With more than 60 varieties of delicious donuts, pastries, and kolaches made fresh daily and served hot, it’s this same simple concept that has continued to bring back multiple generations of loyal customers. Shipley Do-Nuts originated in Houston, Texas where it still maintains its offices and production facility. Today, Shipley Do-Nuts is under the leadership of Lawrence Shipley, III and is rapidly expanding with locations in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The company has plans to reach 400 stores by 2020.
The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs. Their work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to their Salvation Army Family Stores. Eighty-two cents of every dollar they spend supports their various missions across the country.