Giving Back in Times of Need: Child Crisis Arizona
Domino’s corporate stores and franchisees across the country are doing what they can to help during the COVID-19 crisis. This story is part of a series where we highlight local Domino’s owners and team members who are giving back to their communities.
As a brand, Domino’s is a huge proponent of spreading joy through pizza. Since 2018, Domino’s corporate stores and employees throughout Phoenix have supported Child Crisis Arizona through the gift of pizza. Child Crisis Arizona provides emergency shelter, foster care, adoption, counseling, early education, home visitation, and parenting support services to Arizona’s most vulnerable children and families. They believe in strengthening and supporting families by providing a safe environment for children and youth in Arizona, free from abuse and neglect.
Today, Child Crisis Arizona faces a new set of challenges, as Arizona schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families are now faced with the predicament of providing additional meals for children who would have otherwise received them at school. Child Crisis Arizona is determined to alleviate this pressure, and the team at Domino’s wanted to help. Domino’s corporate team in Arizona recently provided gift cards for 100 families so they could order a warm, comforting meal and stay safe at home, thanks to contactless delivery. They also provided a pizza lunch to several kids who are living in a group home in the foster system, as well as youth staying at Child Crisis Arizona’s emergency shelter.
“Our team knows and values the good work Child Crisis Arizona does for the youth in our community,” said Zach Halfmann, Domino’s director of corporate operations in Phoenix. “Giving back to Child Crisis Arizona motivates our team members. We’re grateful for the opportunity to help bring these kids a little joy through one of their favorite comfort foods: pizza.”
One recipient of a gift card was a single mother of four, who lost her job in the wake of closures caused by the pandemic. She ran out of food, so Child Crisis Arizona provided her with gift cards, including one from Domino’s. The mom was able to focus on her job search without the stress of wondering how she would provide food for her children.
“We applaud Domino’s for their continued commitment to the most vulnerable by supporting Child Crisis Arizona in feeding those who need it most,” said Jodi Stoken, Child Crisis Arizona chief development officer. “What you can share, we can share and together we are truly making an impact every day.”
To learn more about Child Crisis Arizona, visit childcrisisaz.org.
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