The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project represents an expanded global commitment to literacy and reading. While one in five Americans have participated in the BOOK IT! literacy program, there are communities locally in the U.S. and all over the world that still need help. As a result, Pizza Hut has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise organization representing the largest network of educators serving kids in need, to implement a year-round fundraising effort. The fundraising and awareness campaign is designed to enable access to reading, empower teachers with greater resources and inspire a lifelong love of reading, helping those who need it most reach their full potential.

In 2017, our Pizza Hut restaurants awarded the following organizations Each received a $9167 grant to purchase books and supplies for children in need:

The Salvation Army of Buffalo

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

CareFirst of Elmira

Family Services of Chautauqua County

In addition to the Grants, several local elementary schools schools were selected to

receive a donation of 1,000 books to their libraries:

George Southard Elementary in Lockport, NY

Windom Elementary School in Hamburg, NY

Blasdell Elementary School in Blasdell, NY


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