LaMar’s Donuts Celebrates National Donut Day With Free Donut

Each visitor to receive a gourmet donut with no purchase required.

Online PR News – 28-May-2011 – – DENVER, COLORADO May 27, 2011 – Throughout business hours on Friday, June 3, National Donut Day, LaMar’s will offer one free donut (anything with a hole) to each guest, with no purchase necessary. Guests will have the option of donating the cost of a donut, or more, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses.

National Donut Day, celebrated the first Friday of every June, dates back to 1917 when donuts were made in steel helmets to serve homesick soldiers stationed in France during World War I. While it had commemorated National Donut Day in its stores with free donuts since 2003, this year, LaMar’s wanted to reconnect the donut’s long history with community service by offering customers the opportunity to make a charitable donation. According to LaMar’s Marketing Manager Krystal Olson, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was a natural community partner because “while on a much simpler level, donuts, like wishes, bring people happiness.”

“Customer’s repeatedly tell us that a donut can brighten up their day,” Olson added. “On National Donut Day, we invite everyone to enjoy the simple pleasure of a LaMar’s donut while helping to bring hope, strength and joy to a child in our community with a life-threatening illness.”

The Ray’s Original Glazed donut is handmade fresh every morning with no preservatives. Every LaMar’s product is hand produced from start to finish, beginning with hand-kneading of the dough to the glazing of each donut. They take great care in making each and every donut a masterpiece.

LaMar’s Donuts - Perfecting his original donut recipe since 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 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."

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Colorado - Founded in 1983 as one of the nation’s first Make-A-Wish Foundation chapters, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado has granted more than 3,500 wishes to eligible children throughout Colorado. Its mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The foundation finances its endeavors through corporate sponsors, foundations, service clubs, fundraisers and individual contributions.