National Donut Day offers a great chance to thank employeesShare Your Workplace Love with Donuts!

Friday, June 1st is National Donut Day and a perfect opportunity to celebrate colleagues with a donut, coffee (and maybe a side of fruit)!
Donuts are a time-honored workplace treat, so it’s fun to have an excuse to pick up a box for the office. After all, they’ve been a sign of appreciation since at least World War I!

National Donut Day was started by the Salvation Army in 1938 to pay tribute to the selfless spirit of the “donut lassies” who cared for American soldiers in Europe during World War I. Tasked with lifting soldier spirits far from home, these Salvation Army volunteers decided to serve them donuts and coffee. The donuts were an immediate hit with soldiers – and the Salvation Army has continued to this day, celebrating Donut Day to raise money and awareness of their social services.
No surprise, donuts make people smile and feel good. They are fun and indulgent and remind us of when we were kids. It’s no wonder people love celebrating with donuts!

Ready for National Donut Day?

Did you know that Krispy Kreme and others provide FREE donuts on National Donut Day? Here’s a listing of where to find free donuts in your area.
Anytime you bring in food to the workplace, be thoughtful about making sure your treat works for your entire team. While everyone loves donuts, not everyone can eat them. The last thing you want to do with your gift of appreciation is to have someone feel left out of the celebration.
Know your team diet concerns, and in larger workplaces, presume there will be food related issues. Be thoughtful about:

  • Food Allergies
  • Weight Issues
  • Restricted Diets
  • Workplace Wellness Goals

If you can, provide options for those who can’t participate in the treat provided. Fruit, flavored waters, nuts, yogurt and healthy bars can be options that provide variety for different diet needs.
And, talking about making sure no one feels left out of the celebration….don’t forget team members who work at home or virtually. They deserve to bask in the workplace love too! Send them a gThankYou! Grocery Gift Certificate so they can go to their local grocery store bakery and choose their own donut. Skype them in during the party so they can engage with coworkers too.

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About gThankYou, LLC

Turkey Gift Certificates and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou are two of America’s favorite employee gifts and can be redeemed for any brand (Turkey or Turkey Or Ham), at virtually any grocery store in the U.S. Find out more: gThankYou Gift Certificates.
gThankYou, LLC provides company leaders with a variety of easy, meaningful and affordable ways to recognize and reward employees, holiday time or anytime. gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and our free Gratitude Cards are personalizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.

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