We are excited to announce we are doing the Purple Pinkie Donut program again this year to help raise money for PolioPlus for you and your clubs. 
Over the last few years District 6760, 6780 and 6800 (Tennessee and Mississippi) partnered with Dunkin Donuts to give donuts away in exchange for PolioPlus donations.  It has become a very successful campaign and generated close to $1,300,000 in 2021. The Clubs in our District sold close to $10,000 last year of the donuts, and with the matches of the District and Gates Foundation, that turned into almost $80,000.00.
Our District leadership has coordinated with several local Dunkin Donuts locations in the KC Area to offer, again, the same programming here in District 6040.  A franchise owner who has 7 stores (2 Missouri and 5 in Kansas) in the Metro KC area has agreed to work with our District this year.
This flier will help provide you and your club with greater detail on the program but the short version is this.  For a $25 donation to the “End Polio Now” campaign, the donating individual or business receives a box of 10 Long Johns with purple frosting at the end.  The purple frosting at the end is to symbolize the same purple finger nail polish that polio vaccine recipients are given when they have received their vaccination. 
The donuts are “donated” and the full $25 raised goes straight to the cause.  Run some quick math and 450 boxes equates to $11,250.  Due to the matching efforts of our District and the Gates Foundation, every $25.00 box of donuts ends up raising $187.50.  That 450-box goal will actually generate $84,375 in PolioPlus funds.  Note that any donation given to PolioPlus during this campaign without receiving donuts will also get the matches of the District and Gates Foundation.
Here is your Pre-Order form with instructions. Pre-Order forms need to be sent to Lynn McClure at Lynn.McClure@centralbank.net by Monday, October 17th.
The donuts will be available for pickup on your meeting day during the week of October 24th-28th.  To help coordinate on those meeting dates, we will have volunteers pickup up the donuts from the 7 various Dunkin Donut stores around 6:00 a.m. and have them available to be picked up by someone from your Club at one of two locations at approximately 6:30 a.m.. Then they can take them to be distributed to members of your club. One pickup location will be at the Target parking lot up North at 169 Highway and 152/Barry Road, 8420 N Madison Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64155.  The second location will be in Lee’s Summit at Kent Shelman’s office at Coffelt Land Title, 320 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64086 (across from Lee’s Summit North High School).
Any club in the District is welcome to participate, if they are available to pick up the donuts on their meeting dates at either of the above locations.
Thanks for your continued efforts to raise money for polio eradication and to share the importance of Rotary and its mission in your communities.  Please contact us with any questions.
Lynn McClure                                          Kent Shelman
District 6040 Polio Plus Co-Chair           District Governor 6040
913-634-4404                                           816-510-9945