Patxi's Pizza Spreads the Love Throughout Local Communities with "52 Weeks of Giving" Program

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Year-round charitable giving initiative, which has supported nearly 1,200 local groups and nonprofits in San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Denver and Santa Barbara, celebrates 5th anniversary

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To date, Paxti’s has donated more than $1 million to nearly 1,200 local groups and non-profits through 52 Weeks of Giving and other philanthropic endeavors.

Patxi’s Pizza, a collection of polished casual dining destinations in California, Denver and Seattle, today celebrates the 5th anniversary of their signature philanthropic program: 52 Weeks of Giving. The year-round initiative donates 10 percent of a day’s sales, every week at every location, to local charities. Best known for their vast selection of distinctive pizzas and wide range of appetizers and salads made with carefully sourced, quality ingredients, Paxti’s is also deeply committed to the communities and people they serve each day. To date, Paxti’s has donated more than $1 million to nearly 1,200 local groups and non-profits through 52 Weeks of Giving and other philanthropic endeavors.

Founded in February 2011, 52 Weeks of Giving is a way for Patxi’s to partner with their customers to raise money and strengthen local communities. Throughout the year, Patxi’s hosts weekly neighborhood fundraisers at Patxi’s restaurants for organizations dedicated to the health, education and welfare of children. Ten percent of that day’s sales are then donated to organizations including, but not limited to:

  •     Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
  •     Children’s Treehouse Foundation
  •     Colorado Youth for a Change
  •     Denver Rescue Mission
  •     Gateway Public Schools
  •     Global Student Embassy
  •     Imagination Library of Denver
  •     Junior Achievement
  •     Junior League of Seattle
  •     KIPP Bay Area Schools
  •     Make-A-Wish Foundation
  •     Pacific Autism Center for Education
  •     Prevent Child Abuse Colorado
  •     Ronald McDonald House of Denver
  •     San Francisco Children's Art Center
  •     Smart Girl, Inc.
  •     Special Olympics Northern California
  •     St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  •     Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
  •     The Food Education Project, Inc.

“Community involvement and charitable giving is imbedded in the DNA of Patxi’s Pizza,” said Bill Freeman, chief executive officer and co-founder of Patxi’s Pizza. “When we opened our first restaurant in 2004, our team made a commitment to offer not only an unparalleled dining experience but a source of unwavering support to our neighbors and guests.”

Deeply rooted in the communities they serve, the staff at Paxti’s devote a great deal of their time to charitable causes, sitting on boards of various non-profit organizations, and volunteering alongside local patrons. In addition to 52 Weeks of Giving, Patxi’s recently financed an eponymous learning center at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif., the first independent research facility in the U.S. focused solely on understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease.

For more information about Paxti’s Pizza and 52 Weeks of Giving, please visit http://www.patxispizza.com.

ABOUT PATXI’S PIZZA

Patxi’s Pizza, a collection of polished casual dining destinations in California, Denver and Seattle, serves distinctive deep-dish pizza, thin crust pizza, and a wide range of appetizers and salads made with the finest, carefully sourced and best-tasting ingredients. Patxi’s was founded during the summer of 2004 in Palo Alto, Calif., when pizza lover and entrepreneur Bill Freeman partnered with Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz, a longtime friend and expert pizza maker. Their vision was to serve the best authentic, deep-dish pizza in a stylish, sophisticated and welcoming environment. Little did they know they were helping pioneer the concept of polished casual dining, which combines the best from both white tablecloth and casual dining, with their approach to service, pricing, product and atmosphere. Today, Patxi’s has 17 locations and is still run by Bill and Patxi out of the company’s headquarters in Sausalito, Calif. The company’s continuous commitment to charitable giving firmly positions Patxi’s as one of the top most philanthropic companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information, please visit http://www.patxispizza.com or follow Patxi’s on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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