Domino’s and Youthline held their second annual nationwide Doughraiser on 8 September and successfully raised $35,00 which will go directly to Youthline’s Helpline which is a free national and confidential 24/7 service.
During the five hour event each of the 102 Domino’s stores donated $1 from every pizza sold to Youthline and proudly presented Youthline with a cheque for $35,312.
This was the second nationwide Doughraiser held by Domino’s for Youthline and every effort was made to make sure this one raised even more money than the inaugural year. This was achieved and a further $5,000 was raised.
A great deal of support went into the event and it highlighted the strong relationship between Domino’s and Youthline, which goes well beyond monetary donations.
Domino’s New Zealand General Manager Scott Bush commented “The partnership between Domino’s and Youthline, established a little over a year ago, has been one of my favourite things to work on. It gives me great pride that Domino’s can stand behind such a fantastic organisation with such a passion and dedication for the youth of New Zealand.”
“Domino’s have introduced initiatives to Youthline to promote the relationship and offer further development to the young people involved. We developed a 2-day employment based course within Domino’s Head Office to help with work experience. They learn the basics of our business and spend some time hands-on in our store.”
“This course has won awards within the Youth Employment sector and we invest a great deal of time and energy into it, as do the young people who attend. We have put over 100 young people through this course and are so proud that most of them have gained employment since.”
“Our Doughraiser is a way we can offer a financial contribution to an organisation that has such breadth and depth to the support it offers. The Helpline in particular offers such a fantastic support nationwide and is like an unsung hero - one which we wanted to celebrate and contribute to.” said Scott.
Stephen Bell, Youthline CEO added “to have each of the 102 franchised stores personally get behind the event and donate their profits to our national Helpline has been a testament to the strong community ties the partnership has created.”
“It isn’t surprising that we have such great synergy when such a large number of the Domino’s workforce are young people themselves.”
“Youthline and Domino’s have worked on some wonderful initiatives together, we are lucky to have a partner who so strongly believes in our work, and who is willing to work with us to create meaningful opportunities for young people. We are blown away by the efforts from the Doughraiser and know that it reached a large number of New Zealanders who jumped on board with their support.”
“This event truly could change lives, that’s what is so exceptional about it.” Concludes Stephen.
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Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DPE) is the master franchisor for the Domino’s Pizza brand in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany. Across these seven markets, DPE and its franchisees operate over 2,000 stores. For more information, visit www.dominos.co.nz.
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