Donuts bought at Coborn’s, Cash Wise support Salvation Army programs for homeless youth
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Local Coborn’s and Cash Wise stores will donate $1 to the St. Cloud Salvation Army’s shelter programs for homeless youth every time customers buy a specially marked box of donuts. This offer runs June 6–8 in honor of National Donut Day, an annual Salvation Army celebration.
“The picture of the homeless population has changed – services for homeless children are critical,” said Major Lee Morrison, leader of the St. Cloud Salvation Army. “At our 64-bed emergency shelter, on any given night, one of every six beds is occupied by a child 18 or under.”
The income generated will be used to provide activities for children staying at the shelter, including a recreation room, computer lab, outdoor play area and organized games.
“We give kids the opportunity to be kids again,” Morrison said. “Donuts are a special treat for the office or home that can be used to provide hope for homeless children in St. Cloud. I encourage everyone to stop by their local Coborn’s or Cash Wise store and pick up a couple boxes of delicious donuts.”
National Donut Day, held June 7, is an annual event to raise awareness about Salvation Army programs. It commemorates “donut lassies” – female Salvation Army volunteers who served donuts to soldiers battling on the front lines of WWI. The first National Donut Day was held during the Great Depression.
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