LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a Day of Service in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Papa John’s Foundation. The pizza company plans to make the day of service an annual event. This community service initiative is part of the company’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in the communities in which Papa John’s franchisees, employees, and customers live and work.
Papa John’s franchisees from across the United States, including executives headquartered in Louisville, KY, will participate in service activities at ten local Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Boys & Girls Club members in Nashville, TN will be invited for a special event in June at Papa John’s annual Operations Conference (OPCON).
During the Day of Service, Papa John’s franchisees and team members will spend time volunteering at their local Boys & Girls Clubs with some fun activities and will wrap up the time hosting a free pizza party for Club members and staff.
“At Boys & Girls Clubs, we enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Our partnership with Papa John’s will empower kids and teens at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to think about the entrepreneurial spirit and drive necessary to own a business. We are thrilled to have The Papa John’s Foundation as a new partner. We know this Day of Service will provide hope and opportunity to young people across the country.”
“Our Papa John’s family is 120,000 corporate and franchise team members strong, representing all walks of life around the globe. Our franchisees and employees have long been active and engaged members of their communities. With Boys & Girls Clubs of America being one of the grantees of the newly launched The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community, we look forward to future collaborations to support communities as they work together for equality, fairness, respect and opportunity for all.”
In addition, The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community will also contribute an annual investment to support select Youth of the Year events, part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year program.
To learn more about The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community and the Boys & Girls Clubs partnership, visit papajohns.com/foundation/.
About The Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community
The Papa John’s Foundation supports communities as they work together for equality, fairness, respect and opportunity for all. The initial list of grantees includes Bennett College, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Lean Into Louisville, and the Association of American Colleges & Universities.
The Foundation’s independent advisory group includes seven nationally recognized research, media and community engagement professionals that will help guide the Foundation’s future activities.
About Boys & Girl Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter.