Monday, December 26, 2011

The Best for Last

I only have a few more of these kinds of posts rolling around my head ;o)  I just have to share this one with you though! My mom had gone into Krispy Kreme a few weeks ago and asked if they would be willing to donate to our care packages. A woman named Susan called me and said they would not be able to donate per se, but what she would be able to do is give us the leftover donuts on Christmas Eve. 

We were to arrive at closing and she would give us gloves and boxes and then roll out the racks of donuts that were left. Once we boxed them up, we were welcomed to take them to the hospitals.

I had no idea what was coming our way. Dave, my Mom, Gary and I arrived and were ready to go. 

As we were waiting, I had time to take a bunch of pictures. 

And of course we had time to have some fun with the hats!

❤ My Mommy Pie ❤


So cute!

Once again, it all starts with a box!

We boxed racks and racks of donuts!

The boxes ~ once they were completed.

Yep, there was a row behind, too ;o)

The staff at Krispy Kreme were some of the most outstanding people. 

So kind, so helpful, so everything. 

So after we had boxed all of the donuts, they offered us many more racks of what they call "cake donuts."  These ones are sturdier and were able to be put into bags. We stayed and bagged every last donut, even though we wondered who on earth we would share all these donuts with.

This picture doesn't even include the bags of donuts that were in our car!

Here were the boxes.

We asked how many donuts they thought they had given us and were shocked by the answer. Are you ready for this? 

In total ~ they believe they provided us with over two hundred dozen. Yep, that would be over 2,400 donuts. Amazing!

We decided to divide and conquer. My mom and Gary went to Sutter Roseville, while we went to Kaiser.

We left them for anyone they wanted to share them with, but mainly all of the staff working late on Christmas Eve.

We also gave a few bags for them to take home to their families.

This was the Supervisor and I. He was so sweet.

On the way to the hospital, Dave and I decided we wanted to take the remaining bags of donuts to a homeless shelter. While I was having fun with the Kaiser staff (hats included), Dave was busy calling around.

I just had to get in on this action!

We could not find a shelter to donate to, as they were all closed, or we had missed the donation drop off hours. We decided to just head to Downtown Sacramento in order to find homeless people. Once we found them, our plan was to give out the many remaining bags.

Do you happen to remember that I keep a bag of dog treats for homeless doggies under my drivers side seat? Well, at this stop light, they came in more than handy. We handed this guy and his dog Bullet a bag of dog treats and a bag of donuts! 

I was so in love with his dog, especially in his little Christmas sweater. I asked him if I could take a picture of him and his dog. He said yes, and asked me if it was going to end up on My Space? We all laughed when he said that. I said no, but if it's ok, it would end up on my blog. He was cool with that!

We continued on, and found a few guys on a corner, but we still had a car full of donuts. We turned down a street and it was lined with tents and homeless people. We both got out and were handing bags and bags of donuts out. It was one of the best feelings of our entire lives. We were on cloud 9 all the way home.

Krispy Kreme ~ we thank you for your generosity! You have affected so many people!


  1. what a perfect way to celebrate this season. awesome. thank you for sharing this.

  2. Another thousand reasons to love Krispy Kremes!

  3. Wow- this is awesome!!!

    Just wondering- what would Krispy Kreme had done with all those leftovers if you hadn't taken them?? Do they throw them out? Do they donate them to a shelter?

  4. Aww, the dog sweater pic is so cute.great work wit the donuts! :)

  5. Wow, That's awesome! Brought tears to my eyes! Thanks to Krispy Kreme! ( We don't have one where we live :( )

  6. You touch so many with your love and generous spirit. Including me!