Sunshine Foundation

Papa John’s Pizza Champions Community Involvement and Dreams for Kids

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, in partnership with Papa John’s Pizza, is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Papa John’s Pizza Dreams for Kids Day to be held on April 27th, 2016. Participating Papa John’s locations in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Kamloops, and Prince George will be donating 100 per cent of the proceeds made that day to Sunshine in support of our Sunshine Dreams and DreamLift programs for kids living with severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses.

“The first Dreams for Kids Day with Papa John’s was such a great success. The dedication and support we received from the whole Papa John’s team in the Okanagan Valley went above what we could have hoped for in a community partner. They’re really champions and we’re so happy to be continuing this partnership for a second year.” - Nancy Sutherland, CEO of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

The 2015 Papa John’s Pizza Dreams for Kids Day netted over $42,000 CAD to support Sunshine programs. The day also provided an opportunity for volunteers in the Okanagan to get involved with their community alongside Papa John’s staff, Sunshine Dream recipients, and of course the much loved Sunshine Bear mascot.

“When we first started this campaign last year, we were not entirely sure what to expect. We ended up being absolutely blown away by the community support we received and we’re excited to make this year even bigger and better.” - Geoff Linquist, owner of Kelowna & West Kelowna Papa John's locations.

Papa John’s 2nd year of support for Sunshine has already started with the sale of the DreamCookie, available now at participating locations in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Kamloops and Prince George until Dreams for Kids Day on April 27th. One dollar from the sale of each DreamCookie will go towards Sunshine Dreams.

Download the Papa John's Dreams for Kids Day 2016 Media Release