TORONTO, May 22, 2019 – Starting Monday, May 27th, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 challenge Canadians to put smiles on children’s faces, with the NEW Slices for Smiles offering. The Slices for Smiles program, now in its 12th year, returns with a twist. Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73’s Slices for Smiles Foundation is on a mission to personally deliver 10,000 slices of pizza to hospitals and local communities across the country in exchange for 10,000 children’s smiles.
Going hand in hand, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 encourage customers to join the fun, pay it forward and support the campaign by purchasing a small pepperoni Smile Pizza for $4.99 at their nearest participating Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 locations. The Smile Pizza is available for one week only and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network. Throughout the week, the company is also inviting customers to top-off their orders with a monetary donation that will be directed in its entirety to Children’s Miracle Network.
“I’m always amazed by the power of a smile on a child’s face”, Mark Hierlihy, President & CEO of the Children’s Miracle Network in Canada. “Slices for Smiles is symbolic in this quest for smiles, in that it engages Canadians across the country to enjoy a pizza while helping kids in their local community.”
Similar to past years, a portion of the proceeds from every pepperoni Smile Pizza goes to Children’s Miracle Network Canada and its member children’s hospitals across the country. Funds from each location will stay within the community in which they are raised, and support the nearest Children’s Miracle Network member hospital in that region.
“As a brand we believe in paying it forward. We love our ongoing partnership and commitment with the Children’s Miracle Network, which is why we are kicking off the Slices for Smiles program by donating 10,000 slices to hospitals and communities across the country,” says Alyssa Huggins, VP Marketing, Pizza Pizza. “We encourage our customers to continue the momentum and get involved in their local communities by purchasing a Smile Pizza or contributing to the Slices for Smiles Foundation.”
Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 launched Slices for Smiles in 2007, and to date, have raised more than $3 million for children’s causes and Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada.
About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca and https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensMiracleNetworkCanada/
About Pizza Pizza Limited
For over 50 years, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision of “Always the best food, made especially for you”, with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. With more than 750 locations across Canada, the company is Canada’s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader, operating two banners – Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 – that deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Please visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.
About Pizza 73
Established in 1985, Pizza 73 aims to satisfy every customer by providing excellent quality food and true value in a fast and friendly manner. The company is a leader in the communities it serves and offers a broad range of menu items with 20 varieties of specialty pizzas, more than 20 different toppings, four styles of crust (traditional pan, super pan, thin crust and gluten-free), and an assortment of fresh side dishes including chicken wings, boneless wings, wedgies, dipping sauces and salads. Visit www.pizza73.com for more information.