Kansas City, MO – (June 4, 2014) In celebration of National Donut Day, everyone who visits LaMar’s Donuts in Kansas City on Friday, June 6, will get a free donut with no purchase necessary, as LaMar’s partners with the Salvation Army in an annual fundraising campaign.

National Donut Day is celebrated the first Friday of every June, a tradition dating to 1917, when women Salvation Army volunteers known as “Lassies” made donuts for soldiers on the front lines of World War I.

This year, donation kettles are being placed in participating LaMar’s locations in advance of National Donut Day through Friday, June 6. Proceeds of the campaign will go toward Salvation Army programs supporting a variety of humanitarian causes.

In addition, LaMar’s stores are donating a portion of sales proceeds that week to The Salvation Army’s programs that provide meals to children in need.

“The Salvation Army’s tireless mission to keep children clothed, sheltered and fed is an enduring reminder that many of our neighbors are in need,” LaMar’s COO Matt Joslin said. “LaMar’s is inviting communities we serve into our shops for free donuts and ask only that they consider donating to a praiseworthy cause.”

The free-donut offer is good for any regular donut already available. LaMar’s Bars, Bizmarks, fritters and other products made without a center hole are exempted.

LaMar’s Donuts are made fresh every morning with no artificial preservatives. Every LaMar’s product is produced by hand from start to finish, beginning with kneading of the dough to the made-from-scratch icing and glazes.