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Ontario’s Pizza Nova raises $217,874 for Variety Village children’s charity

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More than $2.7 million raised to date as partners celebrate the 25th anniversary of That’s Amore Pizza for Kids Fundraiser

Domenic Primucci, president of Pizza Nova, presents a cheque to Karen Stintz, CEO of Variety – The Children’s Charity of Ontario, at Variety Village, June 4, as a result of the 2024 “That’s Amore Pizza for Kids” fundraiser. From left to right, Mike Primucci; Ben and Stella, Variety Ambassadors; Sam Primucci, founder of Pizza Nova, Karen Stintz and Domenic Primucci.

Toronto – Domenic Primucci, president of Ontario chain Pizza Nova, visited Variety Village on June 4 to present a cheque for a record-breaking $217,874 to Karen Stintz, the charity’s CEO, as part of a fundraiser that raises proceeds through the sale of their dipping sauces.

“The best part of this fundraiser is seeing the smiles on people’s faces, from our guests who appreciate the opportunity to give, to the children who understand the love that drives it,” Primucci said in a news release. “We are grateful to everyone, especially our franchisees, employees, guests, and partners, for their unwavering support of this campaign.”

Throughout the month of May, Pizza Nova directs a portion of proceeds from each dip sold to the That’s Amore Pizza for Kids campaign, which helps to enrich the lives of children through Variety’s programming. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership, which has accumulated more than $2.7 million to support children in need.

“Pizza Nova has been a strong supporter of Variety since 1999,” said Karen Stintz, CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario. “This generous donation will enable us to help more children play, develop life skills, and receive the support they need. This partnership has grown so much over the last 25 years, and we are eager to continue to partner with a company that so passionately shares our values.”


Variety enriches the lives of thousands of children with physical and mental disabilities through its accessible facility at Variety Village, specialized programs, dedicated staff and a welcoming community where everyone is included.

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