With schools across the country set to open up in the midst of a pandemic, teachers will be faced with unprecedented challenges. To honor these educators and all that they do, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will hold an “Educator Appreciation Week” during the week of August 10.

For “Straight A Tuesday” on Tuesday, August 11, Krispy Kreme will give a free limited-time “Straight A Dozen” with every pickup, drive-thru or delivery order with the purchase of any dozen, with the goal of drawing attention to all that educators do. Each “Straight A Dozen” includes three “Straight A” Doughnuts, filled with classic Kreme, dipped in chocolate icing, topped with sprinkles and decorated with “A+,” lined up in a row, along with nine Original Glazed doughnuts.

Additionally, during the entire week of August 10-14, teachers can stop by participating Krispy Kreme locations for one free Original Glazed Doughnut and a regular sized drip coffee by showing a school employer badge, available through drive-thru and in-shop takeout.

“Education is going to be very different this schoolyear and more challenging and important than ever,” says Dave Skena, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “From teachers and tutors to parents and coaches we want to thank everyone who is helping our kids to keep learning in these tough times no matter where the ‘classroom’ is.”

To support schools and community organizations in need of funding all year, Krispy Kreme is also introducing an enhanced fundraising program. From now through the end of August, new contactless fundraising will be available through Digital Dozens – e-certificates redeemable at shops for one dozen Original Glazed doughnuts – for schools and other organizations looking to raise money.