SickKids Foundation

Topper's Charity of Choice - SickKids Foundation


Topper's supports the SickKids Foundation

The Toppazzini family, of Topper’s Pizza, is pleased to announce that SickKids Foundation was selected as the pizzeria chain’s “Charity of Choice” in support of children’s health.  

“We’re proud to select SickKids Foundation as our corporate charity,” said Keith Toppazzini, president and chief operating officer of Topper’s Franchise Company Inc., owner of the Topper’s Pizza brand.  “As a family-run business with strong family values, it makes perfect sense to support a charitable organization that does so much for so many families across our province, Canada and around the world.”  The partnership falls under the company’s corporate social responsibility program.

“Many of our customers as well as our Topper’s Pizza employees have been patients at SickKids, or know of family or friends in the community that has been helped by SickKids. By providing opportunities to donate to SickKids, both customers and employees have eagerly welcomed the chance to support SickKids,” said Sharron Fry, head of marketing and communications at Topper’s. “A special thank you to our customers, staff and the Toppazzini family, all of whom have been extremely generous in their support.”

Funds raised through year-long donations in-store will be directed towards AboutKidsHealth, a trusted online child health resource that equips families across Canada and around the world with the information they need along the journey of care: for prevention and healthy living; at diagnosis and referral; and during treatment, recovery, and care at home.

A portion of the proceeds from designated menu combos are donated to the SickKids VS Limits Campaign to help build a state-of-the-art hospital with the most up-to-date clinical facilities, rapidly translate research into new cures and treatments, and partner with other institutions to deliver better care locally and globally. With this support, SickKids is able to deploy funding to the areas of greatest need: essential infrastructure and medical equipment, bold new research, and critical programs and partnerships.

In addition to raising donations, the Toppazzini family donates their time every year in the SickKids Annual Halloween Parade bringing the festivities of Halloween to children in the hospital.  The Toppazzini family dresses up in costumes for the parade and brings gifts for each Trick Or Treater that they visit.

“By partnering with SickKids, we are making a considerable commitment to support children’s health and we couldn’t be happier to do it,” said Kelly Toppazzini, chairman and CEO of Topper’s Pizza, noting that the partnership is also a good fit with the Topper’s School Pizza Program, which is 100 percent nutritionally compliant with the Nutrition Standards for Ontario Schools.