Domino’s Pizza raised more than $1.34 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the 2006 Thanks and Giving campaign, with customer donations at franchise-owned stores up nearly 28 percent from 2005. This marks the largest charitable donation in the history of Domino’s Pizza. Domino’s has decided to extend its relationship with St. Jude as its national charitable partner indefinitely.
“I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone–our customers, team members, and franchisees–who contributed during the campaign,” says David A. Brandon, chairman and CEO of Domino’s Pizza. “Together we were able to raise public awareness and much-needed dollars to support the life-saving work at St. Jude.”
During the two-month long 2006 Thanks and Giving campaign, Domino’s stores nationwide asked for donations to be added to customers’ orders to help St. Jude continue its groundbreaking research and life-saving care. With the combined support of its customers, corporate, franchise stores, and other company contributions, Domino’s raised $1,348,501 for St. Jude.
“In just over two years, Domino’s has raised more than $2.5 million to support the efforts of St. Jude,” Brandon says. “With the overwhelming success of our partnership with St. Jude and the impact we are making on this organization, we have made the heartfelt decision to keep St. Jude on as our national charitable partner for the long-term.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other diseases. Research breakthroughs at St. Jude are shared immediately and freely with the global medical community, impacting the lives of children in communities across America and around the globe.
In 2004, Domino’s Pizza franchisees and team members elected St. Jude as the company’s national philanthropic partner. In the first year, Domino’s assisted St. Jude with over $350,000 in monetary and in-kind support and helped build awareness by putting the St. Jude logo on millions of pizza boxes. During the 2005 Thanks and Giving campaign, Domino’s raised $1.2 million for the hospital.