Vancouver – For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army is celebrating May as Dignity Month. In Vancouver, The Salvation Army in partnership with local pop up shop Cartems Donuterie, will be honoring this occasion by giving hope and donuts in the Downtown core on May 15th between 11.30am and 1.15pm
Distributing FREE mini ‘Sally Ann’ red velvet donuts to Vancouverites ‐ as prepared by Cartems ‐Salvation Army volunteers will move from one location to the next beginning at Robson Square, moving to Bentall One and concluding at Waterfront Station. Hoping to gain excitement and a social media following throughout the course of the event, the objective and opportunity at hand will be to tell the story and impact of The Salvation Army in our community in a unique and fun manner.
Since World War I, donuts have symbolized The Salvation Army’s long history in investing in the care and concern for those less fortunate and in need around the world ‐ as dignity is a basic human right for one and all.
The Salvation Army is thrilled to be working with donut shop, Cartems Donuterie, in making this event possible and admire their willingness to give back to the community.
In addition to day of events, from Thursday ‐ Sunday of the same week, Cartems Donuterie will be selling the signature Sally Ann donut at their storefront for more people to experience.
People will be able to follow the progress of the day and engage by tweeting at:
About Cartems Donuterie:
Cartems is all about quality ingredients, creative flavours, and making people smile, one donut at a time. Donuts are handmade by skilled pastry chefs to create a fresher, healthier alternative to traditional fast‐food donuts. We even offer vegan and gluten‐free donuts, as well as baked donuts to give you a lighter alternative to the traditional fried donut (and for the record, we even incorporate coconut oil in the frying of our donuts!). Local ingredients – ethically sourced and sustainable – mean a higher quality donut you can feel better about eating, giving you more reasons to smile. Our goal is simply to make the best donuts possible. Sure, they take us a little longer to make, and the ingredients may cost a bit more, but we hope you’ll agree that it’s worth it.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non‐governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.