December 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN NJ,: Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced their annual contribution to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center was delivered to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital for the holidays at 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ, today.
Villa Enterprises has a long track record of giving back to the community, and began working with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJCH) Pediatric family center to contribute to children and families in need in 2008. SJCH treats children from birth to teenagers with cancer that stay in the hospital as well as outpatient. Each year, Villa's donations are used for SJCH big holiday party as well as "celebrations" throughout the year for a child's birthday, treatment(s) ending, etc. This year's contributions from Villa Enterprises were movie themed for SJCH's "Frozen Holiday Party" which included "Frozen" themed toys for boys and girls, toys for young children, toddlers, babies, educational and artistic gifts and gift cards donated for teens.
"It was truly amazing how many creative donations we received this year from our friends at Villa Enterprises," said Shaundra McCarter, Child Life Specialist, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. "It will bring smiles to children in need!
SJCH collaborates with St. Jude's and Sloan Kettering hospitals towards cures and treatments for pediatric oncology and hematology patients. Their primary goal is for these children to lead normal, healthy lives.
Villa Enterprises is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization celebrating its 50th anniversary with more than 370 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.
Villa's QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha's. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com