Toronto, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Pizza Nova celebrates the launch of its 23rd annual That’s Amore Pizza for Kids campaign in support of Variety – The Children’s Charity of Ontario. Fifty cents from every dip purchased in May will be donated to support children’s programming. Longtime partners – Pizza Nova and Variety Ontario – kicked off their campaign today at Variety Village in Scarborough, Ontario, along with some of the charity’s brand ambassadors.
“Pizza almost always makes kids smile,” said Domenic Primucci, president of Pizza Nova. “But we are learning that the declines are not far behind in terms of enjoyment and popularity. We’re as committed to Variety today as we were when we first logged on over 23 years ago. We encourage everyone to add a dip to their order and support the campaign and ultimately the kids.
Pizza Nova is also launching an exclusive homemade dill and chive dip, in support of the campaign. Last year, the campaign raised more than $200,000, bringing the total funds given by Pizza Nova to Variety to more than $2 million.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for Pizza Nova’s support over the years,” said Karen Stintz, President and CEO of Variety. “Their support speaks for itself but, beyond that, it is the personal commitment that their leadership, franchisees and staff show us each year that leaves us almost speechless.”
For more than 70 years, Variety has helped generations of people come together to find support, be healthier and make lifelong friends. This year’s event will not only raise funds for programming, but will also raise awareness of the importance of removing barriers to participation and fostering accessibility and inclusion for children and their families. all over Ontario.
“Although many of our activities have been restricted over the past few years, the support we have received from Pizza Nova has not stopped – not for a minute,” Stintz said.
About Pizza Nova
Founded in 1963, Toronto-based Pizza Nova is a family-owned business with over 140 locations across southern Ontario. The first Pizza Nova franchise opened in 1969, and since then Pizza Nova and the Primucci family have helped hundreds of families own and operate their own Pizza Nova store. Even with a network of over 140 stores, Pizza Nova still operates under the simple mandate of serving the best food possible. We do this by not only sourcing fresh, locally grown ingredients, but also using the best traditional recipes and preparation methods. We invite you to taste the difference. For more information about Pizza Nova, visit pizzanova.com and follow @pizzanova on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
About Variety, Ontario’s Children’s Charity
For 73 years, Variety – The Children’s Charity of Ontario has had a significant impact on the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families in the Greater Toronto Area at Variety Village and across the province. Variety’s specialized programs and services have supported its promise to improve the quality of life and integration into society for all children, regardless of ability. Variety kids break down societal barriers every day by showing off their abilities at Variety Village and in their own communities. Visit www.varietyontario.ca
Domenic Primucci, President of Pizza Nova, Karen Stintz, President and CEO of Variety and singer Roberta Battaglia kick off the 2022 Pizza Nova That’s Amore Pizza for Kids campaign, May 2, at Variety Village in Scarborough, Ontario.