The Children’s Miracle Network will be getting some help from the Slices for Smiles campaign.
Pizza 73 locations accross Western Canada are selling Smile Pizzas until Sunday, November 22, with a portion of sales going to Children’s Miracle Network and its member hospitals in Canada, including Children’s Health and Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Parmjeet Dhonoa, owner and operator of Lloydminster’s Pizza 73, says she hopes to raise a lot of money.
“Whenever you order, [the money] goes to our joint account, which is for all the Pizza 73 locations,” Dhonoa said. “Last year, I think we [raised] over $100,000… If I can do $10,000 at least from this store, I will be more than happy.”
The campaign in Lloydminster kicked off with pizzas made and served by four Bobcat players. Morgan Messenger, a center with the team, says the organization enjoys helping the community.
“The community does so much for us, so it’s nice to be able to give back,” Messenger said. “The team’s role in the community is huge. We’re role models for a lot of these kids. It’s nice to be able to give those kids some hope. Being sick as a kid isn’t very much fun, so any extra support they can get is key.”
Pizza patrons can donate by ordering Slices for Smiles on-site or adding a donation to any order placed online or by phone.