Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Receives over $21,000 Donation From Papa John’s “Cookies For Kids” Program

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation announced today that the Central Ohio franchise group for Papa John’s Pizza has donated $21,211 from its “Cookies For Kids” program to support the Blue Jackets Foundation’s fight against pediatric cancer. Over the last six weeks, $1 from every Mega-Sized Chocolate Chip Cookie sold through participating Columbus-area stores and those in Zanesville, Cambridge, Chillicothe, Lancaster, and Mt. Vernon benefited “Cookies For Kids.”

“Papa John’s Pizza has been a very proactive and generous supporter of our work in the community since their partnership with our team and Foundation began three years ago,” said Jen Bowden, Blue Jackets vice president of community relations and executive director of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. “This donation from the ‘Cookies For Kids’ campaign will further our efforts to fund a variety of much-needed support programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families.”     

“The response from the Blue Jackets fans and our customers was outstanding,” said Charles Burris, Johncol, Inc. Operating ‘Partner. “Thanks to Nick Foligno and Papa John for help getting the word out and all of our fellow Central Ohio Franchisees for joining us in support of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. It’s a great organization that has a worthy calling, and we are just proud to be able to support them in their mission.” 

Papa John’s Pizza, Columbus Blue Jackets Announce “Cookies For Kids” To Benefit Blue Jackets Foundation’s Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Papa John’s Pizza and The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the launch of the “Cookies for Kids” program in which Papa John’s will donate $1 for every Mega-Sized Chocolate Chip Cookie sold in central Ohio stores from now through April 6, 2014. Proceeds will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s fight against pediatric cancer by funding a variety of support programs for patients and their families, critical research projects and assistance in providing palliative care.

Papa John’s 8” Mega-Sized Chocolate Chip Cookie is baked fresh and served warm. The “Cookies for Kids” donation will be based upon cookie sales placed online or at participating central Ohio stores. No promotion code or coupon is required. To place an order, visit www.papajohns.com.

“We’re extremely proud to once again partner with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to support their fight against pediatric cancer,” says Charles Burris, Johncol, Inc. Operating partner. “We also want to thank our fellow Papa John’s franchisees in Zanesville, Cambridge, Chillicothe, Lancaster, and Mt. Vernon for joining our group here in Columbus for this great cause.”

About the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation
The fight against pediatric cancer remains the Blue Jackets Foundation’s signature focus for much of its fundraising, programming, and grant-making efforts. Highlighted by the Hats For Heroes program, $1.7 million has been raised since 2000. For more information on the Foundation’s mission and all areas of giving, visit www.bluejacketsfoundation.org.

Papa John’s Of Central Ohio Wants You To “helptheranch.com”

Papa John’s and the Buckeye Ranch are raffling off the Papa John’s suite for the night at the Rascal Flatts Changed Tour 2013 with Special Guest The Band Perry. Individuals will enjoy twelve (12x) tickets to the show in the Papa John’s suite catered with Papa John’s Pizza and Pepsi on Saturday, February 9th at Nationwide Arena. It’s easy just log onto HelpTheRanch.com and for every $10 donation made to the Buckeye Ranch individuals will be  entered to win a night they’ll never forget. All funds raised will go directly to help benefit the Buckeye Ranch.

Papa John’s awarded the 2010 Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed Directors Choice Award

Papa John’s was awarded the Directors Choice award by the Mid Ohio Foodbank for their outstanding 2010 Operation Feed campaign. In April, Papa John’s collected over 130,000 cans from the central Ohio community by giving away a FREE pizza for every 10 cans of food or non-perishable food items donated by the central Ohio community.

The Director’s Choice Award recipient is selected by Operation Feed staff members and recognizes outstanding campaign achievements. “When Papa John’s approached us they asked if we thought a free pizza giveaway in exchange for a donation of canned goods would be successful,” said Joan Lloyd, Operation Feed Campaign Director. “Their promotion defined success. In just two weeks they gave away over 10,000 large pizzas — and more importantly they raised nearly 125,000 meals for our neighbors in need.”

The goal was to reach 100,000 cans or non-perishable food items and give away 10,000 pizzas! By the second week of the promotion they exceeded their goal and collected over 130,000 meals for central Ohioans.

“We were looking for a way to give back to the central Ohio community for their support over the past eighteen years,” Charles Burris, Operating Partner for Papa John’s of Central Ohio. “We set a goal of giving away 10,000 pizzas and providing 100,000 meals to Central Ohioans and were humbled by the response and how fast we achieved and exceeded our goal. The Central Ohio community has always been a great partner with Papa John’s and this is the latest example.”

Now in its 29th year, Operation Feed is the annual community-wide food and funds drive coordinated by Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Each spring, businesses, associations, religious organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals come together to help their neighbors in need. The community’s response to hunger helps to stock the shelves of hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters in Central and Eastern Ohio. These agencies depend on Operation Feed to provide nutritious, filling food, and 100% of each contribution is used to provide food for those in need. To learn more about joining the fight against hunger, contact Mid-Ohio Foodbank at 614-274-7770 or operationfeed@midohiofoodbank.org.