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COBS Doughnation Day is back in Toronto and here's how it’s supporting local charities

Giving back to local charities has never been yummier than during COBS Bread's Doughnation Day, which is coming up, giving you a chance to stop in and grab some tasty treats for a good cause.

If you purchase a 6-pack of COBS famous hot cross buns on April 1 — Doughnation Day itself — the company will give $2 of the sale to a charitable organization in your community, with no additional cost to you.

The bakery chain is also donating funds to more than 100 different local charities across Canada for its annual campaign, which takes place until April 1 this year. For one more week, customers can donate in-store or remotely from any device, with all online donations (up to $10,000)  matched by COBS.

The freshly-baked buns are a fan favourite, coming in Traditional Fruit, Apple Cinnamon and Cranberry Orange flavours, all of which are perfect as a snack on their own, toasted with butter for a quick meal to go, or made into your own unique and decadent creation, like Hot Cross Buns French Toast.

Buying the popular buns on Doughnation Day is an easy and delicious way to support worthy causes near you through your local COBS, where you can also pick up loaves of Higher Fibre, Sunflower Flax Sourdough or other breads; savoury croissants and mini pizzas; or something sweet like a Lemon Blueberry Scone — all fresh from the oven the same day.

When you support COBS Doughnation Day in Toronto, you're supporting organizations like Red Door Shelter, a non-profit charity that has been offering shelter and aid to people in emergency situations in the GTA for over 40 years.

Funds from Doughnation Day will also go toward the Dorothy Ley Hospice in Etobicoke, which provides compassionate care to people in the community who are working through illnesses, whether it be care brought to the patient's own home or given at the organization's residential hospice. 

Doughnation Day also supports agencies like the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), which provides accessible, quality care for people in Toronto through programs, research and advocacy. From supporting individuals experiencing mental health crises to providing tools that support day-to-day mental health, the CMHA is there to extend hope and belonging.

Stop in any COBS Bread location on Saturday, April 1 to pick up a 6-pack of hot cross buns for these charities and many others, and donate in-person at COBS all this month. Can't visit the bakery? Give online today — dough it for your community!

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