AMERICAN PIZZA COMMUNITY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH WITH COMMUNITY-GIVING CAMPAIGN
Local Pizza Franchisees Serve Up Pizzas to Habitat for Humanity Chapters
The American Pizza Community is celebrating National Pizza Month with a charitable-giving campaign serving up pizzas and feeding Habitat for Humanity affiliated chapter volunteers and staff in various regional communities where they build homes.
Throughout October, local pizza store owners from Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut will be donating pizzas to 13 different construction sites and new home presentations in coordination with the Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (Washtenaw County, Michigan), Habitat for Humanity Metro Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky) and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska).
“While many APC members support large charitable organizations through their corporate brand, we wanted to create a charitable-giving campaign that was local in scope to reflect pizza store owners’ value of community,” said Tim McIntyre, Chair of the APC. “Habitat for Humanity’s emphasis on building strong communities through affordable home options resonates with our pizza industry who have deeply-connected ties to their local communities in which they live.”
Local pizza store owners from Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut will be donating pizzas to the following Habitat for Humanity events throughout October:
- October 5 and 6, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley’s Building on Faith, where volunteers will be working to build a garage at a renovation project in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
- On October 5 and 6, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha’s Fall Framing Frenzy with the framing of two homes in the Adams Park neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska.
- On October 6, the Habitat for Humanity at the University of Michigan Chapter will be working on a home construction site.
- On October 13 and 19, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley volunteers and local partners will be working on construction sites throughout the Ypsilanti area.
- On October 27, Habitat for Humanity Metro Louisville will have a dedication ceremony of a new home in Park Springs, a new mixed-income subdivision in the eastern part of Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Members of the American Pizza Community encourage everyone to celebrate National Pizza Month with friends and family for celebratory occasions or for your next family meal. Share it on Facebook or Twitter with #NationalPizzaMonth.
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Established in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley works to enrich Washtenaw County through a legacy of affordable homeownership for families and individuals of low income. Each year, Habitat serves or assists more than 1,000 families and individuals through its Home Ownership Program, Home Improvement Program, Veterans Program, Financial Education and Community Development Program. Habitat has built or renovated more than 200 homes and served or assisted more than 5,000 households in Washtenaw County. For more information, visit www.h4h.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville was founded in 1985 by a group of people concerned with the lack of affordable housing in Louisville. Since then, Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated 500 homes in Louisville and Oldham County. Through volunteer labor and the donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and renovates stable, quality affordable home for people who make between 30%-80% of the area's median income. All partner families are required to invest 400 hours of sweat equity in their home and in homeowner education classes. Houses are sold at no profit with a zero interest, 20-year loan. The homeowners’ mortgage payments are reinvested to build more Habitat homes. For more information, visit www.louisvillehabitat.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
Founded in 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. We develop vacant lots and eliminate abandoned homes in blighted areas of North and South Omaha while improving the overall appearance of our community. Habitat Omaha homebuyers are required to complete up to 350 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their homes through 20-to-30-year affordable mortgages. Since 1984, Habitat Omaha has partnered with more than 1,425 families; this year we will impact the lives of more than 150 families in the Omaha area.
In 2018, Habitat Omaha will build or renovate up to 50 homes, facilitate the demolition or title clearing of 30 blighted properties, and complete up to 100 critical home repairs or beautification projects. For more information, visit habitatomaha.org.