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Lou Malnati’s Makes Wishes Come True for Kids With Critical Illnesses

Four Lou Malnati's stores will donate back 20% of their Giving Tuesday sales when customers mention Make-A-Wish or use a special online code to order.

  • Four Lou Malnati’s stores will raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin on Giving Tuesday, donating back 20% of their sales when customers mention the nonprofit or order with an online code.
  • Lou Malnati’s stores also provided free meals for two Make-A-Wish families on November 22.

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, with more than 60 locations in the Chicagoland area, Arizona, Indiana and Wisconsin, will help raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin on Giving Tuesday, which takes place on November 30.

Starting at 4 p.m., when customers at all four Milwaukee-area stores mention Make-A-Wish Wisconsin or use the online code FUNDMAWMKE21, 20% of sales will be donated back to the nonprofit to give hope to local kids battling critical illnesses.

As part of the holiday season and in recognition of Thanksgiving, Lou Malnati’s also provided a free meal on November 22 for two Make-A-Wish Wisconsin families. Twelve-year-old Mailee of Brown Deer, who wished to have a husky puppy, picked up her meal at the Fox Point location, and 10-year-old Grace of New Berlin, who wished to go on a cruise, picked up her meal at the Brookfield store.

“We are deeply grateful for our partners at Lou Malnati’s, who are helping bring hope to kids battling critical illnesses and their families,” said Andrea Hug, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s director of corporate relations. “Right now, more than 500 kids are waiting for a wish from Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, so every contribution makes a significant difference.”

Since the Wisconsin chapter of Make-A-Wish was founded in 1984, 7,500 Wisconsin families have experienced the power of a wish, resulting for many in a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. According to a recent wish impact study, a Make-A-Wish experience leads to increased emotional and physical health for wish children.

Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is a family-owned company famous for deep-dish pizza and staying true to the original Chicago-style pizza recipe.