Peter Piper Pizza raises support, funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Peter Piper Pizza held a three-phase recruitment event at restaurants in the Greater Phoenix market to attract mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

The chain, which is the operator and franchisor of 135 family-dining units based in Scottsdale, Ariz.,  also made a $20,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and sponsored a special volunteer drive among its home office employees.  They generated another $20,000 in fundraising through its companywide Bowl for Kid’s Sake event, in which 200 company associate participated wearing “crazy” hats.

The article said:  The three recruitment events were staged to link nearly 50 of the area’s East Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers with some 600 West Valley children waiting for mentors.

The article said:  “Our need is at its highest point ever in the West Valley, with some children waiting two years for a mentor,” said Scott Weesner, event manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters, noting that this was the chapter’s first experience with recruiting.

Frank Sbordone, president of Peter Piper Pizza, said that children were a big part of their restaurant and thought the program offered what young people needed to make a difference in their lives.