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Papa Gino’s Raises $100,000 for Hospital Treating Children With Cancer

The pizza company and its sister brand, D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, have generated more than $1.69 million for the Jimmy Fund since 2010.

  • Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches offered the Jimmy Fund Meal Deal, with $2 of each purpose donated directly to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.
  • Customers also had the option to add a donation of $1, $3 or $5 to their online orders, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the fundraiser.

Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, the two brands under parent company New England Authentic Eats LLC, recently raised more than $100,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund through customer donations and a promotion called the Jimmy Fund Meal Deal.

Founded in 1961, Papa Gino’s has nearly 100 locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Along with its sister restaurant, the company helped raised $107,096 to support the battle against childhood cancer.

Altogether, Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo have raised more than $1.69 million since their partnership with the Jimmy Fund began in 2010.

Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo each offered a Jimmy Fund Meal Deal, with $2 of each purchase donated directly to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. In addition to the meal deals, all company-owned Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo locations, as well as participating franchises, offered an option for customers to add a donation of $1, $3 or $5 to their online orders, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the fundraiser.

“We are incredibly proud of our ongoing relationship with the Jimmy Fund, an organization that shares our New England roots and that has improved the lives of millions of children and families,” said Tom Sterrett, CEO of New England Authentic Eats. “The Jimmy Fund is an organization that remains extremely important to our team members and supporters, and we saw that again this year. Despite the challenges faced by so many, our supporters showed their commitment to this worthy cause.”

Larry Lucchino, chairman of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, said the pandemic has created serious challenges for charities as well. “Support from Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo is crucial in helping Dana-Farber’s lifesaving mission of conquering cancer,” he said