Voodoo Doughnut will celebrate National Doughnut Day this year through a giving partnership with Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). On Friday, June 4, the chain will feature a customized fan favorite, The Homer Doughnut, for only $1 in store, online and via delivery, and will donate a portion of the proceeds from Homer Doughnut sales to AFA.
The $1 Homer will be sold at participating Voodoo Doughnut locations in Portland, Milwaukie and Eugene, Oregon; Austin and Houston, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.
“In today’s world it is hard to find a family that hasn’t been affected by a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia.” says Chris Schultz, Voodoo Doughnut chief executive officer. “Founded nearly 20 years ago by a caregiver whose mother lived with Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America seeks to create a resource to all those affected, and we are honored to play a small part in supporting their mission by donating a portion of the proceeds from every Homer Doughnut sold on National Doughnut Day.”
“The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is extremely grateful to Voodoo Doughnut and its customers for their support and willingness to give back to others,” says Alzheimer’s Foundation of America president and chief executive officer Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. “Their generosity will help fund valuable programs and services for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses in their time of need.”
Since 2019, Voodoo Doughnut has donated more than $85,000 to nonprofit organizations through its Giving Campaigns.