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CARNEGIE, Pa., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is the sweetest partnership and you can take a bite! For the third consecutive year, Entenmann's Bakery, a Bimbo Bakeries USA company and maker of more than 100 sweet baked goods, will celebrate National Donut Day on June 7, 2013. The signature chocolate glazed confection can be found locally at area Walmarts. Entenmann's Bakery will also donate $1 to the The Salvation Army for every person who "likes" the Entenmann's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/entenmanns) up to $30K until June 15th. Also, Entenmann's will be rewarding lucky winners with 'Free Donuts for a Year' and additional prizes through a sweepstakes link on the Entenmann's Facebook page. All entries must be received by 11:59: p.m. ET on June 30, 2013. Winners will be randomly selected from all submissions. Official Rules can be found at www.entenmanns.com.
"We're proud to continue our partnership with The Salvation Army for the third straight year," said Maureen Sticco, Director of Entenmann's Marketing Services. "The holiday would not exist if it was not for The Salvation Army and Entenmann's is excited to be a donut manufacturer associated with the holiday and the organization."
The first National Donut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the "donut lassies" who helped make the donut what it is today by feeding the tasty confection to American soldiers during World War I. The donuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname, "doughboys." This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide. The partnership between Entenmann's and The Salvation Army reinforces Entenmann's as a brand synonymous with National Donut Day.
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 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 onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org, twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.
SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division