Pizza Nova partners with Unicef to help get 4 million children back to school

October 17, 2008 // Franchising.com // Toronto, /CNW/ – Unicef has saved the lives of more children than any other humanitarian organization in the world.

"October 31st has been declared National Unicef Day and when it was brought to our attention that Unicef had ended their Halloween Collection Program, we approached them to learn how Pizza Nova could support this incredible organization's ongoing efforts." Says Stephanie Angelone, Marketing Director for Pizza Nova.

"UNICEF is thrilled to partner with Pizza Nova, as together we build awareness of our Trick–or–Treat for UNICEF campaign in Ontario. We are proud that Pizza Nova has come on board to help us give children in Africa a chance for a better future through our Schools For Africa programme" Says Carolyn Solby, Director of Corporate Partnerships, UNICEF CANADA.

The Trick–or–Treat for Unicef campaign supports the Schools for Africa Programme, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation whose overall goal is to get 4 million children back to school.

During the two weeks leading up to Halloween, Pizza Nova will be informing customers of the Schools for Africa programme's efforts and inviting them to visit www.trickortreatforunicef.ca. This initiative will be supported by print, web and messages included with every order. "Halloween marks a very busy day for us at Pizza Nova and a very exciting one for children, using our voice to create awareness for the incredible work Unicef does to improve the lives of children in Africa and around the globe is an honour in itself." Added Angelone.

Pizza Nova invests significantly in the support of local charities, and those benefitting children have and continue to be of particular interest.

About Pizza Nova

Founded in 1963, Toronto–based Pizza Nova is a family–operated business with over 100 locations in Southern Ontario. Specializing in fresh toppings, Pizza Nova serves over 4 million pizzas annually, and offers a wide range of menu items including salads, lasagna, panzerotti, toasted sandwiches, chicken wings and their famous Baby Back Ribs. Pizza Nova locations offer delivery, pickup and some sit–down service. Visit www.pizzanova.com.

About UNICEF

Unicef has saved the lives of more children than any other humanitarian organization in the world and is the driving force that helps to build a world where the rights of every child are realized. Unicef possesses the global authority to influence decision–makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. Visit www.unicef.org.

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