Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Partners with Eckerd Community Alternatives: Back to School 2013

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Donate three new or gently used elementary school books for a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria $5 off card.

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Grimaldi's Pizzeria Book Drive 2013

It is important for us to give back to the communities where Grimaldi's has restaurants and education is of vital importance.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, has partnered with Eckerd Community Alternatives for a Back to School 2013 Book Drive from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15. Guests who donate three new or gently used elementary school books at any of the three Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Tampa/Clearwater area locations will receive a Grimaldi’s $5 off card (limit one per person. Grimaldi’s $5 off card good for future visit only). Donations benefit Eckerd, a non-profit organization providing second chances to nearly 7,000 children and their families involved in the foster care system each day in Tampa Bay.

“It is important for us to give back to the communities where Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has restaurants and education is of vital importance. We have held book drives in other markets so we are excited about implementing one in Florida,” said Brittany Maroney, director of marketing of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “We are eager to collect books for children who can learn from them, and might not otherwise be able to enjoy them.”

Books may be dropped off at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria local restaurants: Countryside 27001 US Highway 19 N. Ste. 1140, Clearwater, FL 33761; Citrus Park, 7990 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL 33625; and WestShore, 253 WestShore Plaza Ste. B1B, Tampa, FL 33609.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has three locations in the Tampa area: Countryside 27001 US Highway 19 N. Ste. 1140, Clearwater, FL 33761; Citrus Park, 7990 Citrus Park Town Center Tampa, FL 33625; and WestShore 253 WestShore Plaza Ste. B1B, Tampa, FL 33609.

For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit http://www.grimaldispizzeria.com .
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About Eckerd Community Alternatives
Eckerd Community Alternatives, as contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families, is the community-based care lead agency for child welfare and foster care services in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties), serving nearly 7,000 children and their families each day. It is a program of Eckerd, a national nonprofit children’s charity headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed second chances to over 150,000 children and families since its founding by Jack and Ruth Eckerd in 1968. To learn more visit EckerdCBC.org .

Media Contacts:
Brittany Maroney
bmaroney(at)grimaldispizzeria(dot)com
480-947-7100

Phyllis Ershowsky
phyllis(at)pkecreative(dot)com
239-565-5996

Alison Drake
Alison(at)ADMarketingTeam(dot)com
239-337-9260

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