Boston Pizza Foundation, staff and franchisees donate $50,000 to Haiti relief

RICHMOND, BC, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - The Boston Pizza Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund raised from Boston Pizza employees and franchisees across Canada.

"We are very proud of our employees and franchisees who contributed the funds and made this donation possible," said Boston Pizza Foundation Executive Director, Cheryl Treliving. "The Boston Pizza Foundation has a long-standing commitment to play a positive role at the local and national levels. Helping the people of Haiti allows us to expand our support internationally, while continuing our dedication to helping children and families in need."

About The Boston Pizza Foundation

The Boston Pizza Foundation raises funds for many charities across Canada, including Kids Help Phone, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. In January 2010, the Boston Pizza Foundation marked a major milestone of raising more than $10,000,000 through various fundraising initiatives helping thousands of children and families across Canada since its inception in 1990.

The Boston Pizza Foundation's largest annual fundraising event, Valentine's Day, is now underway across Canada. Contributions can be made by visiting any one of the 340 Boston Pizza restaurants across Canada to purchase a paper heart for $1 or by ordering a heart-shaped pizza on February 14th. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the many charities the Foundation supports annually. For more information, visit the Boston Pizza Foundation's website or Facebook page.

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About Boston Pizza

Founded in Edmonton in 1964, Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining restaurant and sports bar brand. With 340 restaurants across Canada, Boston Pizza serves over 38 million guests each year with sales exceeding $850 million in 2009. Boston Pizza is 100 per cent Canadian owned and operated and is headquartered in Richmond, B.C. with offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. Franchisees are actively involved in the communities they serve and support sports teams, schools and charities. Boston Pizza has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies every year since 1993 and one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2007 and 2008. For more information, visit


For further information: For further information: If you have any questions relating to The Boston Pizza Foundation, please contact: Cheryl Treliving, Executive Director, Boston Pizza Foundation, (604) 270-1108

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