Donuts and donations for Salvation Army

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The Tauranga Salvation Army and local business Mamas Donuts are banding together to celebrate International Donut Day. 

Today marks International Donut Day. It was originally created by the Salvation Army in America “to boost morale”.

A Salvation Army Tauranga spokesperson says in World War 1, a young Salvationist started making donut to distribute to soldiers as part of a morale boost to ease the hardships of the armed forces.

“They soon became known as "Donut Girls" and we celebrate them this Donut Day.”

Today, Mama’s Donuts customers will be able to donate to the Salvation Army through Tap and Go while purchasing donuts instore.

“As The Salvation Army served then, we are serving now but as New Zealand needs us, we need you. Please donate at the counter. We appreciate your support,” says the spokesperson.

Mamas Donuts is located on 763 Cameron Road in Tauranga.

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