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Boston Pizza raises $260,000 for charity


December 15, 2010
By Canadian Pizza

December 15, 2010, Richmond, B.C. – Last month Boston Pizza raised $260,000 for charity, thanks to donations from Canadians across the country.

Throughout November, the chain sold BP Kids Cards at its 340 locations nationwide. For a minimum donation of $5.00, guests could purchase a card redeemable for five free kids meals. The proceeds will be donated children’s and family charities, via the Boston Pizza Foundation.

“We are extremely proud and appreciative of the efforts made by our franchisees and restaurant staff to sell a record number of BP Kids Cards,” says Cheryl Treliving, executive director of the Boston Pizza Foundation. “The Boston Pizza Foundation has a long-standing commitment to helping children and families in need and the money raised by our Kids Card program will go a long way towards helping us do even more work in this area.”

The top fundraisers were the Boston Pizza locations in St. Bruno, Que. and St. Jerome, Que. Runners up included locations in Lindsay, Ont., Oakville, Ont., and Dartmouth, N.S.

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Since its inception in 1990, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised more than $10.5 million for a range of charitable organizations. The foundation supports local, national and global non-profit organizations that work to improve the health and well being of children and families.

In Canada, past fundraising efforts have supported the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Kids Help Phone.