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.