TORONTO — Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73’s Slices for Smiles program is set to return on May 27. For its 12 year, the program has launched a new initiative: the Slices for Smiles Foundation aims to deliver 10,000 slices of pizza to hospitals and local communities across the country.
“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 of 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.”
During the week-long campaign, customers can purchase a small pepperoni Smile Pizza for $4.99 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network. 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.
“I’m always amazed by the power of a smile on a child’s face,” says Mark Hierlihy, president and 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.”
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.