Bratt’s Donut Boy recently made a huge donation of hand sanitizer to the Escambia County School District, law enforcement and others in the North Escambia area.
The Donut Boy first gained notoriety after being featured on NorthEscambia.com in 2016 as a superhero who is on a mission to personally thank law enforcement officers with donuts.
Tyler Carach and his mother Sheena, who is a former police officer, created the “I DONUT need a reason to THANK a cop” program after meeting with Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputies at Gilley’s Store in Bratt during the summer 2016. He asked if he could use some of his own money to buy donuts for officers, buying four packs of chocolate donuts to share with MPs. And that was the start of his quest, which took him to all 50 states, donuts in hand, to support law enforcement.
Carach donated approximately 23,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the school district, worth nearly $93,000, to distribute as needed to students, teachers and staff.
Carach donated another 1,560 bottles to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. He also donated 20 cases each to Ernest Ward Middle School, Bratt Elementary School, Escambia Academy, Atmore First Assembly AFA, Library Baptist Church, Walnut Hill Baptist, First Baptist Church of Bratt, Empowerment Temple, Flomaton Elementary School and Flomaton High School. Donations have also been made to other groups including Atmore Ambulance, Atmore Police, Flomaton Police, Atmore Fire Department, Atmore Community Hospital and Unity Baptist Church Atmore. These donations were worth nearly $60,000.
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