Kansas City, Mo.-based Pie Five Pizza restaurants have launched a campaign to raise money for Children's Mercy, an area hospital. Last year, the company donated $10,000 to the hospital from its grand opening fundraisers at two locations.
This year's campaign is called "Mercy Mondays at Pie Five." According to a news release, beginning April 7 and every Monday thereafter, Pie Five will donate 5 percent of all sales from local restaurants to the pediatric hospital. No ending date for the fundraising campaign has been set.
"The mission of Children's Mercy is to never turn patients away, regardless of their financial situation," said Kevin Goebel, operating partner of the Pie Five franchises in the Kansas City area. "Pie Five Pizza fully embraces that mission, which is why we've made the hospital the sole recipient of our grand opening fundraising as well as Mercy Mondays. We hope pizza lovers throughout the area will join us in supporting this extraordinary facility."
Both of Kansas City's Pie Five locations will also post photos of young patients and a brief message about their medical story, along with quarterly updates of the funds raised for the hospital by the restaurant and its guests.