Stand With Haiti
I, like all of you, have witnessed the news footage from Haiti over the past few weeks. Total devastation. You can’t help but be moved by the images in the press.
As I was deliberating what we should do as a company, several of our employees had similar thoughts. Devesh Kumar, a driver from Miller Delivery Kitchen, was the first to approach me about what Pagliacci could do as a company. The whole Sand Point Delivery Kitchen crew talked about donating their tips to aid relief efforts. Jason Cheung, the University Pizzeria General Manager, sent out an email to all of our managers asking if their crew was interested in donating tips for a day and if Pagliacci would match their donations. Our crew really wanted to help and so did I.
Last Friday we decided that this Thursday, January 28th, we would donate all of our profits to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. We are also matching all of our employee contributions. In addition, we are working with our vendors to get them to donate the food and packaging that we use that day to help support our effort.
A big thanks to our friends out there broadcasting, printing, blogging, posting, tweeting and just simply talking about this event to help spread the word. And thank you for ordering pizza on Thursday!Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.
3 Responses to “Stand With Haiti”
January 28th, 2010 at 4:18 pm
So that includes delivery, yes? Not just profits from the actual restaurants.
January 28th, 2010 at 6:55 pm
Yes. That does include delivery, dine-in and take-out.
January 31st, 2010 at 4:01 am
I just wanted to say thanks for doing this. I didn’t realize you were also doing employee/matching contributions (in addition to donating profits). I picked up a pizza from your Miller St. store that day, and now I feel even better that I left a good tip in the tip jar!