The Salvation Army and Krispy Kreme Kickoff Third Annual School Supply Drive

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – July 21, 2014 – The Salvation Army and Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts are partnering to help provide local students with much needed school supplies during their 2014 “Stuff the Bus” campaign. The campaign will serve families in need by helping kids from across the Knoxville-area gear up for a successful academic year while also easing the high cost of school supplies for parents.

The “Stuff the Bus” campaign will kick off on Monday, July 21 and will run through Sunday, August 3 at The Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Farragut. Supporters are asked to drop off new school supplies at that Krispy Kreme doughnut shop only. All types of school supplies are needed, including: notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue, rulers and hand sanitizer.

As a sweet reward, supporters will receive one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut for a single school supply item donation and one FREE Original Glazed® dozen for each donation of a backpack that contains school supplies. The supplies will be given to The Salvation Army and distributed to youth through their Emergency Assistance Program.

“We want to thank Krispy Kreme for once again helping us provide children in our community with the essential supplies needed for success in the classroom,” said Major Albert Villafuerte, Knoxville Area Commander. “We hope our supporters will assist their neighbors in need by donating and enjoying a free donut from our friends at Krispy Kreme.”

About Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found at over 740 locations in 22 countries around the world and approximately 10,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at http://www.KrispyKreme.com.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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Doing the Most Good with Remote Area Medical

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On June 21 and 22, The Salvation Army participated in the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic that took place at Scott County High School in Huntsville, Tenn. While Scott County is not part of the Knoxville Area Command, it was a great opportunity for us to partner with a local group of Salvation Army volunteers called a Service Unit to help our neighbors in need.

More than 600 people from all over East Tennessee converged at the high school seeking the free medical services ranging from dental and vision to general medicine to preventative care. With temperatures rising over 90 degrees, we were honored to work with our Scott County counterparts to provide much-needed water and snacks to those who waited to be seen by doctors.

Throughout the weekend, The Salvation Army served over 500 bottles of water and 100 snacks to waiting patients. A special thanks to RAM for doing the most good in our community and for letting us be a part of it.

Burger Nights at The Orangery Benefitting The Salvation Army

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A Night at Smokies Stadium

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The Tennessee Smokies baseball club recently hosted The Salvation Army at game where we were invited to recruit volunteers and share information about our various ministries. Volunteers passed out stickers to commemorate 115 years of The Salvation Army in the Knoxville area as well as spoke with those in attendance who were interesting in donating their time to the organization.

“It was a great experience for our volunteers,” said Volunteer Coordinator Maria Down. “They enjoyed being at the game and sharing their experience with The Salvation Army with prospective volunteers.”

The Smokies partner with The Salvation Army on various occasions throughout the year including bell ringing during Christmas.

For more information on how you can volunteer, visit our volunteer website or contact Maria at (865) 524-9401

The Salvation Army and Krispy Kreme Honoring Veterans on National Doughnut Day

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KNOXVILLE, TENN. – June 4, 2014 – National Doughnut Day is an annual holiday with much more significance than just a free doughnut to all who visit their favorite doughnut establishment. For the 60th year, The Salvation Army is honoring America’s veterans with a treat that was created by Salvation Army volunteers on the front lines of World War I. The Knoxville Area Command and Krispy Kreme have teamed up for the second straight year to serve free doughnuts to the veterans residing at the Ben Atchley Tennessee Sate Veterans Home on Friday, June 6 at 2 p.m.

“We are so grateful for all that our veterans have achieved and sacrificed for us,” said Knoxville Area Commander Major Albert Villafuerte. “This event is just a small part of our on-going effort to better support our community’s veterans.”

The first National Doughnut 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 “doughnut lassies” who helped make the doughnut what it is today by feeding the tasty confection to American soldiers during World War I. The doughnuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname, “doughboys.”

“It is our pleasure here at the Farragut Krispy Kreme to partner with The Salvation Army on National Doughnut Day to help spread joy to the veterans of our community,” said James Frazine, General Manager of the Krispy Kreme Shop in Farragut.

For more information on National Doughnut Day or this event, please call (865) 525-9401.

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 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Papa John’s Donating 50% Of All Online Orders To The Salvation Army Between December 9-15

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KNOXVILLE, TENN. – December 9, 2013 – Papa John’s has partnered with The Salvation Army of Knoxville to provide a boost to the organization’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. Papa John’s will donate 50% of all online orders made through nearly 20 Knoxville-area locations between December 9-15. Customers may designate that 50% of their online order be given to The Salvation Army by entering the special code: “SALARMY”.

“Papa John’s has a reputation for being an outstanding community partner across the country,” said Major Albert Villafuerte, Knoxville Area Commander. “They fully understand The Salvation Army’s mission in the community and we are extremely grateful for their support.”

Boasting more than 3,800 restaurants worldwide, Papa John’s has been a locally-owned mainstay in Knoxville for over 22 years.

“The Knoxville community has helped us grow and prosper through the years,” said Chris Coffey, Operational Vice President of Home Run, Inc. which owns and operates 11 of the area stores participating. “The promotion with the Salvation Army is simply a great way for us and our customers to give back to the community that has given us so much. This is a great time of year for us all to reflect on how fortunate we really are and find ways like this to help others.”

For more information on the promotion, please call The Salvation Army at (865) 525-9401. To order a pizza, visit www.papajohns.com and enter special code: “SALARMY”. 

About Papa John’s

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world’s third largest pizza delivery company. For 12 of the past 14 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John’s is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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