Voodoo Doughnut Partners with Epilepsy Foundation to Raise Funds

Epilepsy News From: Tuesday, January 09, 2024

PORTLAND, OR, January 9, 2024 — Voodoo Doughnut, celebrated for its artisanal and innovative doughnuts, is delighted to introduce its newest endeavor – a quarterly give-back campaign in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation. This exciting collaboration takes the form of a whimsical doughnut, the Purple Lemon Haze. Exclusively offered at select Voodoo Doughnut stores through April 1, 2024, doughnut fans can savor this irresistible delight filled with decadent lemon whipped cream, dipped in vibrant purple vanilla frosting, and adorned with swirls of vanilla whipped cream and sprinkles.

A portion of the proceeds from every Purple Lemon Haze doughnut sold will go directly to the Epilepsy Foundation to provide support and resources for the 3.4 million people in the U.S. living with epilepsy. Purple Lemon Haze will be sold at participating Voodoo Doughnut locations in Portland and Eugene, OR; Vancouver, WA; Denver and Boulder, CO; Tempe, AZ; Austin, Cypress, Houston, Katy, Dallas, and San Antonio, TX; and Chicago, IL.

“We are grateful to Voodoo Doughnut for this unique partnership which goes beyond just raising money,” said Michael Cantagallo, Vice President of Development, Epilepsy Foundation. “We are always looking for opportunities to partner with organizations that share our vision and want to leverage their national platform to make a positive impact for our community. In addition to supporting our fundraising efforts, Voodoo Doughnut’s Purple Lemon Haze campaign will help spark conversations and raise awareness about epilepsy and seizures among their customers around the country.”

"We are thrilled to partner with the Epilepsy Foundation for our quarterly give-back campaign to kick off the new year," said Chris Schultz, CEO at Voodoo Doughnut. "With the Purple Lemon Haze doughnut, we aim to raise awareness, offer support, and drive meaningful change for those affected by epilepsy," continued Schultz.

About Voodoo Doughnut Charitable Giving:

Established in 2003, Voodoo Doughnut has consistently demonstrated its commitment to community engagement by fostering partnerships with both national and local nonprofit organizations. These collaborations have allowed Voodoo Doughnut to support causes that align with their values and contribute to the betterment of society. Since formalizing their giving programs in 2019, Voodoo Doughnut has successfully raised over $250,000 for their esteemed partners, making a tangible impact on the communities they serve.       
At the heart of Voodoo Doughnut's philanthropic efforts lies the unwavering belief that giving back is an essential responsibility. The company takes immense pride in their role as a catalyst for positive change, striving to be a leader in cultivating healthy, happy, and inclusive communities. By actively engaging with organizations and initiatives that promote social well-being, Voodoo Doughnut embodies their commitment to making a meaningful difference.

About Voodoo Doughnut:

In 2003, Voodoo Doughnut was established in Portland, Oregon, and quickly became the pioneer of the gourmet doughnut category. Their unique flavors such as the Bacon Maple Bar, Memphis Mafia, and The Cannolo gained widespread recognition. With over 50 flavor options, including 25 vegan alternatives, Voodoo Doughnut emphasizes the guest experience, employee incentives, and community engagement through charitable initiatives. The brand recently announced a new store opening in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Voodoo Doughnut currently operates in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, California, Tennessee, and Florida. For a comprehensive list of Voodoo locations and more information, visit their website at www.voodoodoughnut.com.

About the Epilepsy Foundation:

With a network of partners throughout the United States, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy. The Foundation connects people to treatment, support, and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy to promote awareness and understanding, and to advocate for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, while also funding epilepsy research and supporting epilepsy investigators and specialists in their early careers. In partnership with the CDC, the Epilepsy Foundation has helped to improve access to care for people with epilepsy, expanded its digital reach and online resources in homes across the country, and trained more than 600,000 people in seizure recognition and first aid. The Epilepsy Foundation has also assisted more than 140,000 people through its 24/7 Helpline, and continues to focus on innovation, new therapies, community services, advocacy and education as key priorities. To learn more visit epilepsy.com or call 1.800.332.1000; in Spanish at 866.748.8008 or laepilepsia.org. Follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedInTikTok, and YouTube.

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Jackie Aker

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