In the spirit of the day dedicated to love, a College Station restaurant is putting a twist on the typical round shaped pizza.
Boston's The Gourmet Pizza has started its annual Valentine's fundraiser featuring its one-of-a-kind heart-shaped pizzas to benefit Children's Miracle Network.
The restaurant will divide all charitable proceeds directly between St. Joseph Regional Health Center and Scott & White Memorial Hospital, the specialty hospital in Temple that treats local children with extensive medical needs.
Boston's will feature two unique giving opportunities designed to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network.
Through February 14th, the eatery will sell special paper hearts for a $1 donation.
Patrons are encouraged to write Valentine's messages on the hearts to display in the restaurant.
From February 9th through February 14th, Boston's also will sell its popular heart-shaped pizzas and donate $1 per pizza sold to local Children's Miracle Network hospitals, along with the money collected from the paper heart sales.
As with the entire menu, the heart-shaped pizzas are available in store, for take out, or by delivery.
"We are excited to team up with Children's Miracle Network to help with its mission of saving and improving the lives of children," said Gje Lee, director of marketing at the Boston's College Station location. "Boston's stores and employees look forward to the Valentine's fundraiser every year because it gives us a chance to help those in need in the local communities where we live and work."
Carrying on the tradition of its sister company, Boston Pizza in Canada, Boston's began selling the specialty pizzas and paper hearts in 1999 as a way to give back to local charities.
Over the years, Boston Pizza and Boston's collectively have sold more than 360,000 heart-shaped pizzas and donated more than $500,000 to local charities.
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children through fundraising for children's hospitals across North America.
"On behalf of Children's Miracle Network and our member hospitals we are grateful to Boston's The Gourmet Pizza and its customers for their generous support," said Jim Hall, Children's Miracle Network president and CEO. "Through our partnership with Boston's, we will continue to positively change the lives of millions of children."
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