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Celebrating Five Years in Alexandria By Raising Funds for ACT for Alexandria

Sugar Shack owner Rob Krupicka. (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, Va.  –  Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee of Alexandria, 804 N. Henry Street, is celebrating five years of yummy donuts, smiles and positive community engagement in January by donating five cents for every donut sold to ACT for Alexandria, the community foundation.

“When we opened in Alexandria, we were as committed to being a great neighbor as we were to making the best donuts in the DMV,” said owner Rob Krupicka. “Celebrating our anniversary by supporting one of our favorite local charities is a continuation of that commitment.”

It’s All About the Donuts

Colorful offerings of their fluffy, handmade donuts with fresh, inventive glazes and toppings change daily at Sugar Shack. (Courtesy photo)

The former City Councilman and member of the Virginia House of Delegates fell in love with Sugar Shack donuts when he first tried them during his legislative days in Richmond. He fell so in love that he started his own franchise and gave up politics.

In January 2015, Krupicka opened Sugar Shack’s first DMV location in Alexandria, Va. Since then he has opened stores in Shaw, D.C., Arlington, Va. and Lansdowne, Va. Each store supports a range of neighborhood events and local charities.

In Other January News: Alexandria Hosts 47th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Program 

For the last two years, Zebra readers have chosen Sugar Shack as their favorite donut, and USA Today readers count the donuts among their Top Ten favorites in the nation.

Sweet Philanthropy

Members of City Council joined then Mayor Bill Euille and owner Rob Krupicka with friends and family as they cut the opening day ribbon for Alexandria’s Sugar Shack on January 24, 2019. (Courtesy photo)

A dessert fan and former CEO of Act for Alexandria, John Porter told Zebra, “Since its opening in Alexandria, Sugar Shack has stressed the importance of local businesses being involved in and giving back to the community.

They enthusiastically supported ACT through Spring2ACTion from the outset and it’s wonderful to hear they are continuing to support ACT in honor of their fifth anniversary.

And besides that, their doughnuts are fantastic!!!”

About ACT for Alexandria

ACT for Alexandria invests in local nonprofits to help them innovate, grow and address critical needs in the City of Alexandria. ACT was founded in 2004 and has become a valued resource for the city’s nonprofit community.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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