LaMar’s Donuts Donates $2,100 to Salvation Army for Colorado and Oklahoma Assistance

Tradition of Donuts, Charity Aid Salvation Army Causes

October 09, 2013 // // DENVER – LaMar’s Donuts today announced that it will donate $2,100 to the Salvation Army to aid in relief efforts for the Oklahoma tornadoes in May and this summer’s Colorado wildfires. The contribution comes from National Donut Day in June, when LaMar’s pledged a portion of sales proceeds from the event.

National Donut Day is a tradition begun in 1917, when women Salvation Army volunteers known as “Lassies” made donuts for soldiers on the front lines of World War I.

On National Donut Day, LaMar’s customers also donated $1,940 through in-store kettles, which will be used to provide general social services in the communities of participating shops.

“We know that it’s about more than just making the best donuts in town,” LaMar’s COO Matt Joslin said. “It’s about focusing on the people and communities that have made our business strong.”

Founder Ray LaMar began giving back to his community in 1960 through charitable partnerships and the company has continued his vision of community involvement through philanthropic works in the markets they serve.

LaMar’s Donuts has more than 70 Colorado employees at 10 stores and at their corporate office in Greenwood Village.

About LaMar’s Donuts

After developing his original donut recipe as a teenager in 1933, Ray Lamar opened the first LaMar’s Donuts in 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri. Today the franchised chain has 27 stores in six states. LaMar’s has won numerous awards and favorable reviews by such publications as The New Yorker and Gourmet magazine, and was the first donut to be reviewed and acclaimed by Zagat, the world’s most trusted guide to restaurants. LaMar’s Donuts are proclaimed by many as “simply a better donut.”

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, please visit

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