Through its "Dough-nate for a Doughnut" campaign, Krispy Kreme is raising funds for children in need.

By Meghan Overdeep
March 05, 2019
Credit: Krispy Kreme

Starting this week, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is launching a new effort to help children in need. Through its "Dough-nate for a Doughnut" campaign, the doughnut empire will work with signature partners KaBOOM! and SeriousFun Children's Network to raise funds for underserved kids and those living with serious illnesses.

Here's the deal: In exchange for donating $1 or more at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme shops, guests will receive a free iconic Original Glazed Doughnut.

Helping kids in need and we get a sweet treat? Sounds like a fair trade to us!

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Krispy Kreme has been a supporter to SeriousFun, a global community of camps and programs for children with serious illnesses and their families, for the past 10 years. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that builds and restores playspaces in low-income neighborhoods, is a new addition to Krispy Kreme's fundraising efforts.

"Giving back to our communities through fundraising and philanthropic work is at our core," Krispy Kreme chief executive officer Mike Tattersfield said in a news release. "We passionately believe in the KaBOOM! mission to build strong communities through enabling play, and we have experienced first-hand the incredible impact SeriousFun camps have on children and their families."

To learn more about KaBOOM! And SeriousFun camps, and to find a participating shop near you, please visit