Similar to our annual build, which runs for 10 days in August each year, we are planning a very unique and special BP Corporate Build July 9th thru 13th where we will construct a restaurant facility for the benefit of the community of Nuevo Renacer. With the help of local contractors and workers in the community we will be helping to construct a building that includes both a community kitchen/restaurant and a personal residence for Maria and Sandra, the community kitchen operators. This will mark the 22nd new home built by Boston Pizza in Nuevo Renacer and the first community kitchen project.
One of Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects national charity partners is Live Different. Through our national donation, supported through our two national fundraising promotions, BP Kids Cards and Valentine’s Day, Live Different reaches hundreds of thousands of youth each year in communities across Canada with the BPF Future Prospects support of their Motivational Presentations. The 2016/2017 school presentation topic is “Fix The Focus- Choosing Empathy First – Live Different’s goal is to inspire students to adopt a lifestyle of empathy and compassion for others.
In addition to these motivational presentations Live Different also offers humanitarian experiences in four countries, Mexico, Thailand, Haiti and the Dominican Republic and in 2011 a small group of Boston Pizza franchisees, store and corporate staff embarked on the 1st annual BPF Live Different Build. Now, six years later, 150 Boston Pizza store and corporate staff have attended these participant funded BPF humanitarian experiences in the Dominican Republic and 21 families lives have been transformed and they are now living in safe, dry homes! And, we are headed back.