TORONTO — Pizza Nova recently presented a cheque for $120,000 to Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario at an official cheque-presentation ceremony on Monday, Sept. 28, despite the financial impacts the company is feeling as a result of COVID-19.
“When we had to cancel our Pizza Nova That’s Amore Pizza for Kids, we were determined to try to find another way to help the kids,” says Domenic Primucci, president of Pizza Nova. “We reached out to some of our valued suppliers — Coca-Cola, Atlantic Packaging, Saputo and Maple Leaf Foods — to see if they would help us, and together we were able to generate $120,000 for the Variety community. I’m grateful to our partners because these kids need our help and without their generosity we wouldn’t be here today.”
“When Domenic called, and it was agreed that we couldn’t move forward with the event, it was with a heavy heart because this would have been our 21st-annual That’s Amore Kids Day and we rely on these funds to support the Variety families. When he mentioned he still wanted to do a little something, we did not anticipate this. This is not a little something — this is a lot of something — so thank you, as this will go a long way to help our families,” says Karen Stintz, president and CEO of Variety the Children’s Charity Ontario.