November 30, 2011 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc., the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, and Scotto Properties presented a check for $30,494 to Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) on Nov. 28 following Villa’s 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing and Dinner held in late September.
The golf outing and dinner took place at the Knoll West Country Club in Parsippany, N.J., and was organized by Villa employee Lori Orrico, the parent of a 7-year-old boy with autism.
Orrico shared her experience with attendees of the dinner, saying POAC’s free educational and training programs for parents, educators and public safety workers were integral to helping Orrico and her son following his autism diagnosis.
"Without POAC to help light the way, families like mine would be wandering aimlessly through the overwhelming maze that is autism," Orrico said.
POAC is a nonprofit organization and educational leader in the autism community providing unrivaled free training to families, educators and first responders. Additionally POAC provides recreational and support services to children and families living with autism.
Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 300 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 38 U.S. states along with five additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.