At Monical’s Pizza, we’re very active in our local communities, and we try to reach out and support those communities as much as we can. In November 2010, the employees of Monical’s reached just a little farther than usual. We touched lives all the way in Africa, in fact.
Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight people. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Monical’s Pizza teamed up with charity: water to help directly fund sustainable water solutions in a needy area of Africa. We wanted to raise enough money to build at least one well, which would provide clean, safe water to an entire community for 20 years.
How did we do it? One weekend in November, we asked each of our team members (restaurant crew and corporate support staff alike) to donate $3 per day to wear blue jeans to work. 100% of the money we collected went directly to charity: water.
An overwhelming majority of the company participated! Although we didn’t raise quite enough for an entire well, we had a great time promoting the event and getting our guests’ support. We were also reminded of our own blessings, and that certainly humbled us and drove our spirits through the busy holiday season.
When we say we’re “People Pleasing People”, it means more than providing delicious pizza and great service. It means reaching out to our communities, no matter how near of far away they may be.
To learn more about charity:water visit http://www.charitywater.org/about/