RICHMOND, B.C. — It’s been a busy few days at the B.C.-based Boston Pizza Foundation as it launched “Future Prospects,” a new initiative to raise money and awareness for mentoring programs and presented World Vision with a cheque for $108,000 to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
“For 50 years, Boston Pizza has been involved with causes that are important to us as an organization as well as to our people,” said George Melville, co-owner and co-chairman of Boston Pizza International.
The chain has announced a five-year pledge to invest a minimum of $1.5 million in support of mentoring programs that help increase the number of “bigs” participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters.
In addition, following the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines last November, Boston Pizza franchisees agreed to donate a portion of their receipts to World Vision’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Combined with support from the Boston Pizza Foundation, these donations totalled more than $100,000. World Vision will use the funds to provide food, supplies, medical care and shelter to children and their families affected by the typhoon.
photo courtesy of Deborah Wolfe of World Vision Canada