The Salvation Army Brings National Donut Day to 93.9MYfm with Glazed and Infused

Major Nancy Powers and Glazed and Infused Donuts visited with 93.9MYfm radio station to talk about National Donut Day.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” served along the front lines during WWI and WWII, giving soldiers free coffee and doughnuts as bullets flied overhead.

In celebration of National Donut Day, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division partnered with Chicago’s gourmet donut shop, Glazed and Infused. Glazed and Infused will donate 50% of proceeds from purchases of the Salvation Army donut on June 2 and 3.

For more information on Donut Day, visit

Volunteer Gives Special Birthday Gift

Julia Costa asked her friends for a special birthday gift — give back to the community by doing a service project. So the group gathered at The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light location and spent the morning pulling weeds and cleaning up the green areas of the building.

What a great way to spend your birthday Julia!

Thanks to everyone who participated, with a special thanks to Sarah Siortkin for making this all possible.


Protecting Chicago’s Homeless Youth

We’d like to highlight an ongoing problem that we see every day here at The Salvation Army — youth homelessness.

The homeless individuals that are the most difficult to watch come through our doors are children. Nothing prepares you for the anguish on a parent’s face when he or she comes to us with a child in their arms. In that moment, a parent’s role as caregiver can feel compromised. When a mother or father feels they’ve somehow failed on the promise of parenthood… well, you feel that hurt just as much as they do. Continue reading “Protecting Chicago’s Homeless Youth”