A sweet treat to help kids

ORDERING A dozen glazed donuts from the area Riesbeck’s Food Markets can help raise funds for children in need this March.

Riesbeck’s is partnering with Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for the second year of Donut Delivery Days to raise funds for the organization’s mission, which includes pediatric rehabilitation, physical, speech and occupational therapy, early intervention/education, social work services, medical services and advocacy to individuals with developmental delays and disabilities. They are a non-profit organization.

The fundraiser returned last year after a lengthy absence.

“We continue to be honored and humbled by the generosity extended to our center. Riesbeck’s is a true community-minded organization and their willingness to support the kids we serve in this uniquely sweet way is meaningful,” shared Jess Puglisi-Sanders, community relations director.

The reintroduction of Donut Delivery Days was embraced by the Ohio Valley, with nearly 250 dozen donuts shipped during the three-day sales period.

Orders are being taken now. The event will take place March 11, 12 and 13. For $8, purchasers will receive one dozen of Riesbeck’s glazed donuts. Pick-up and delivery options are available, with pre-order required and pre-payment appreciated. Quantities are limited to 500 dozen during the three-day period.

“This is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth, provide a treat for your colleagues, or pay a kind gesture forward – all while supporting our mission of creating solutions that change lives,” Puglisi-Sanders said.

“We are thrilled to partner with Easter Seals and do our part to support the positive changes they make in the Ohio Valley,” said Jane Dombroski, Store Events Coordinator for Riesbeck’s.

Those interested in ordering can visit any Riesbeck’s bakery location or visit www.wv.easterseals.com. Orders should be placed no later than Friday, March 7.

Pick-up is available at Easter Seals, 1305 National Rd., Wheeling, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Easter Seals primary service area includes Brooke, Hancock, Tyler, Marshall, Ohio, Wetzel and Wood counties in West Virginia and Belmont, Monroe, Jefferson, Harrison and Washington counties in Ohio.

DeFrank can be reached at rdefrank@timesleaderonline.com