Long Island moms group delivers 88 dozen donuts to thank police officers

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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LYNBROOK, Long Island (WABC) -- A group of moms on Long Island put social media to good use.

They used it to form a group that's dedicated to handing out sweets to law enforcement officers as a way of thanking them for their service.

Everyone knows a good mom is used to doing the work of many.

After all, women deliver babies, so delivering doughnuts? No problem!

"Have to take care of the little one doing the deliveries, but we're very excited. It's something that we're very passionate about," said Dina Lefkowitz, a Bellmore mother.

It started as a small discussion in their online group about baking brownies to thank cops at their local police precincts, but within the past week or so, the mommy wheels started spinning. It just so happens social media rounded out the "dough" nations and they just happened choose a shop in Lynbrook with an owner who is very close to the cause.

"And I had no idea when we called him, he happened to be a cop," said Jeannine Vardaro, a Bayport mother.

These are no ordinary doughnuts.

"These are Reese's peanut butter cup, s'mores, chocolate Oreo, maple bacon," said Det. Chris Stiansen, 'Doughology' owner. "Of course by my 23 years in law enforcement, I know my way around a doughnut. So it was a natural fit and it worked."

But here's what really worked, none of the police officers expected our cameras or the doughnut arrivals.

"They're really, really tasty and fancy," an officer said.

The deliveries got made to more than 30 precincts across Nassau and Suffolk counties, but also out in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

While their kids unfortunately know too much about the latest struggles in law enforcement, they also learned the importance, of a simple act of kindness.

"I hope they don't get killed or anything, because they do really dangerous stuff," said Jake Vardaro, 9 years old.

"It's definitely going to go a long way for morale, thank you so much!" an officer said.

88 dozen sweet times!