Duck Donuts Launching New Campaign To Fight Homelessness in Charlotte


Known for its warm, made-to-order doughnuts, Duck Donuts’s latest custom treat is satisfying your sweet tooth, and supporting children and families experiencing homelessness in the Queen City. Customers can visit Mecklenburg County locations – Huntersville or Dilworth – to buy special purple-icing doughnuts through the end of January, with a portion of the sales benefiting Thompson Child & Family Focus (Thompson).

“It is important for us to get to know our neighbors and become a resource by supporting the causes that they benefit from,” said André Walters, franchise co-owner of the participating Duck Donuts shops. “In partnering with Thompson, we get the opportunity to help ensure children are able to thrive while raising awareness for their cause.”

The company’s Quack Gives Back program partners with community organizations to raise awareness and funds for their causes. Thompson is a Charlotte-based nonprofit that provides clinical and prevention-based care for children and families across the Carolinas, including programs such as A Child’s Place, and onsite facilities that house children and teens. Local owners plan to partner with several Charlotte-area nonprofits this year for other Quack Gives Back initiatives.

“We are so grateful and appreciative for the support of Duck Donuts,” said Emily Smith, donor engagement coordinator at Thompson. “We love that we were able to create a doughnut that is special to us – and just for us – here at Thompson.”

Participating locations include: