BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Paula's Donuts is offering a sweet treat to those who are feeling generous.
The shop announced that they are working with Autism Services, Inc. for National Autism Awareness month.
Customers who bring in new, unused art supplies to donate to the organization will receive a free doughnut from Paula's Donuts.
Want a FREE DONUT? April is National Autism Awareness month. We are working with Autism Services & they're in need of art supplies. If you bring in NEW, unused art supplies you get a FREE DONUT! 😊🍩 #autismawareness #autism #donuts #freedonuts #april pic.twitter.com/tANjPXX26O— Paula's Donuts (@PaulasDonuts) April 5, 2019
"People with Autism love to create," Francine Rizzo, Event Coordinator at Autism services Inc. said. "Our guys love to do art work, they create what they see and what they feel in their mind."
The Western New York Staple has been serving and giving back to the community as much as they can for the last 23-years.
"You get to know everybody and everybody has so many different things going on in their lives... how can you not help?" Paula Huber, Owner of Paula's Donuts said.
Just last month the donut cafe helped raised more than $61,278.95 for Hospice Buffalo in just five days with their creation of the cannoli donut. Paula says they are trying to make the popular donut a regular on the shelves.
Paula says her employees played a big role in making the Hospice Buffalo fundraiser and every fundraiser, so successful. Employees that didn't even work for Paula's Donuts anymore, were calling to see if any of the three locations needed any help, Paula added. Employees worked more than 400 hours of overtime just to help hand stuff the cannoli donuts for the fundraiser.
"People in Western New York are the most generous kind people around," Paula said.
People can drop off the art supplies at any of the three Paula's Donuts locations throughout the month of April.