Five local pizza restaurants helped raised $886 towards Big Brothers Big Sisters child mentoring programs on National Pizza Day.
On February 9th, one dollar from every pizza bought at Panago Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, TJ’s Pizza, Red Swan Pizza and Canadian Pizza Unlimited went towards BBBS efforts to impact young people’s lives in the community. Fundraising coordinator Lisa Shendaruk says the organization wants the event to get bigger each year.
“Our goal for next year is to add more participating restaurants onto the roster and hopefully add the restaurants that participated this year.”
Shendaruk adds that some restaurants that were involved this year have expressed interest in continuing involvement with the event in 2020. Pizza lovers all around Lloydminster ordered 122 more pizzas this year than last year’s event.
“They had people coming ordering pizza that day saying they’re ordering because they knew it was a fundraiser for Big Brother Big Sisters.”
All the proceeds from the organization’s fundraisers go towards BBBS mentoring programs which include their match programs and in school mentoring.