- Domino’s Pizza has promised to raise $100 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the next 10 years.
- The funds will be used to build a new housing facility that will consist of 140 fully-furnished apartments set to accommodate patient families.
- The new facility is expected to open in the spring of 2023.
Domino’s Pizza has pledged to donate $100 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The pizza chain has promised to raise the money — the largest-ever donor commitment in the hospital’s history — over the next 10 years.
St. Jude decided to honor the historic pledge by naming its future housing facility The Domino’s Village.
The new housing facility will be built on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital campus. It will consist of 140 fully-furnished apartments with one, two, or three bedrooms that will be able to accommodate various family sizes and different lengths of stay.
We’re committing to raise $100,000,000 over the next 10 years for @StJude, which will help open The Domino’s Village – a housing facility on the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's campus (sneak peek below!) that will bring community, comfort, and care to patient families. pic.twitter.com/9NQDxoxWOo— Domino's Pizza (@dominos) September 14, 2020
Plans for the new facility’s construction has already begun. The facility is expected to fully open for patient families in the spring of 2023.
Richard Shadyac, president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude, shared, “The Domino’s Village will provide a home-away-from-home for the thousands of kids and families who come to St. Jude from around the world.”
Longtime partner Domino's Pizza is taking their support to new levels with the announcement earlier today of a $100…Posted by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Monday, September 14, 2020
“They will forever be transformed by the generosity of Domino’s in their greatest time of need,” Shadyac added.
Domino’s and its franchisees have raised more than $68 million for the children’s hospital since 2004, when the company named it its national charity partner.
Patients who have been helped by St. Jude thanked Domino’s for its donation and hoped that others will be inspired to give back.
The pizza chain itself encouraged others to donate to St. Jude using this link.
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