The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay and Uncle Mike's Team Up For National Donut Day

May 31, 2018 | by Elizabeth Budelman

Media Contact:
Nicole Hanley l Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay
Green Bay Corps Community Center
626 Union Court, Green Bay, WI 54303
w: 920.391.5297 l f: 920 497 1006
The Salvation Army and Uncle Mike’s Team Up For National Donut Day 
Staff and volunteers to honor historic roots and distribute donuts at Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppes
Friday, June 1, 7:00 am – 11:00 am
(Media Availability at Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe East Side Location; 2999 E Mason St.)
For Immediate Release
Green Bay, WI. (May 31, 2018) – As many people celebrate National Donut Day, it’s important to remember that the warm, delicious treat also serves as a symbol of hope. Started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June in 1938, National Donut Day was created to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I.  
To commemorate the work that the Donut Lassies started in 1917 and to demonstrate the impact of a small token of kindness, The Salvation Army will deliver thousands of donuts around the country on National Donut Day, June 1, 2018. 
In Green Bay, The Salvation Army will partner with Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe to deliver pre-ordered donuts and hand out free original war-time recipe donuts to customers.  Donut distribution and promotions at all 3 Uncle Mike’s locations include:
· Free original recipe donuts distributed from 7 am – 11 am (Or while supplies last)
· Free coffee for veterans
· $2 of every dozen donuts sold that day donated by Uncle Mike’s to The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay
· Uncle Mike’s will also be matching all donations made to Salvation Army kettles located at each store
· Preorders are being accepted and can be placed by calling Mary at the De Pere store at 
"It’s an honor to partner with The Salvation Army and support their great cause of helping our community,” said Mike Vande Walle, owner of Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay, part of the universal Christian church, fosters an environment that improves self-sufficiency, promotes self-discovery and provides hope. We promote the well-being of all who come to us, including those who are unable to meet their basic needs or be self-sufficient. We coordinate a comprehensive array of services to meet human needs as our resources allow. It is our commitment to direct those in need to the most appropriate program or service formation, please visit our website at or connect with us online at or

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