KNOXVILLE, TENN. – October 21, 2014 – The Salvation Army will host its first “Cup of Hope Tea Luncheon” on Wednesday, October 22 at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is a domestic violence awareness event that will coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness month and benefit the organization’s domestic violence shelter, the Joy D. Baker Center. The event is set to take place at the beautiful, fully remodeled Historic Southern Railway Station and will be emceed by WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit. Newly elected Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen will be the guest speaker.
During the luncheon, Wilhoit will be presented the Purple Purse Award sponsored by the Jacobs Agency and the Allstate Foundation. The national award is given to those who work to financially empower domestic violence survivors in their community. Additionally, the first annual Joy D. Baker Hope Award will be presented to Debbie Bruce for her work with domestic violence, The Salvation Army and the community.
The Joy D. Baker Center was opened in 1994 and serves as a shelter for women with or without children affected by domestic violence as well as homeless women with children. In addition to providing housing and meals, the 24-hour staff are counselors and liaisons for the court and school systems and assist with job placement or referrals to other agencies. A tour of the center will be offered immediately after the event for anyone who is interested in participating.
All donations and ticket proceeds go to The Salvation Army’s Joy D. Baker Center.
For more information, please call 865-971-4907 or visit www.salvationarmyknoxville.org.
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 over 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 http://www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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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.