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All Day for Jordyn at Domino’s Pizza

August 2, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Rob Hiltz (left) and Matt Bolton, owners of Domino’s Pizza Alliston, encourage people to participate in their upcoming Community Day for Jordyn Andrews. On Aug. 9, 100% of the sales from all pizza sales will be donated to the Andrews family to help offset the accumulating costs of Jordyn’s illness – Auto Immune Encephalitis.

 

By Wendy Gabrek

 

Over the past few years, Robert Hiltz and Matthew Bolton, owners of Domino’s Pizza Alliston, have done much to give back to the community. But this time their plan is bigger than ever.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, one hundred per cent of all pizza sales from the time they open at 10 a.m. until they close at 11 p.m., will be donated to the Andrews family of New Tecumseth to help offset costs associated with their daughters illness.
Jordyn Andrews, a 6-year-old Alliston resident, has been diagnosed with Auto Immune Encephalitis, and spends much of her time in Sick Kids Hospital. Her parent Chris and Jen Andrews have had their lives turned upside down since Jordyn was first rushed to hospital on April 6, and things haven’t gotten any easier.
“Domino’s Alliston wants to help out the Andrews family because they have gone through so much and they have a very long road ahead of them,” said Hiltz.
“We may never know what caused her illness, but we do know that she’ll need extensive rehabilitation,” adds Bolton. “She is such a strong wee girl and has an amazing support system of people who love her dearly and continue to pray for her.”
As the Andrews are unable to work right now in order to care for Jordyn, their bills are mounting.
“They shouldn’t have to worry about work, bills, gas, food and parking ($10-$16 per day),” said Hiltz. “All they should worry about and focus on is Jordyn.”
The idea behind this Community Day fundraiser began with a jar in a family friend’s kitchen.
Claire MacIsaac started saving her change for Jordyn, and calling it “Jordie’s Jar.”
Bottle drives, garage sales, and a Relay Fun Day at the Adjala-Tosorontio Municipal Office was also held to help the family in their time of crisis. But is isn’t enough …
A crowd funding account was also set up through GoFundMe, raising $21,175 of a $10,000 goal, by 230 people over two months. But still, it isn’t enough.
“After seeing the community come together at the Relay and Fundraiser for Jordyn, Domino’s Alliston wanted to donate all of our pizza sales to the Andrews on August 9th,” said Bolton. “We will have tents set up and invite the community out to grab some pizza and show your support.”
The local radio station, 92.1 MyFM, and a local DJ, will be on hand throughout the day.
Due to the high volume of pizza orders expected on this day timed orders and online orders will not be accepted (for pizza orders only).
“We appreciate any and all support on August 9th and ask that people are patient with us if there are longer than usual wait times,” said Hiltz.
To sweeten the deal and encourage your support, Rob and Matt are also offering a large two topping special for just $9.99 (a savings of $8).
During previous fundraisers hosted by Domino’s Alliston, a set amount was remitted (such as $5) – but never has the full sale amount been offered.
“This event supports our founding values,” said Hiltz. “We will support the community, one member at a time as necessary, because they support us.”
“We’ve all heard Jordyn’s story and we wanted to help in any way we could,” added Bolton. “And in a bigger way then we’ve ever done before. She needs our help.”
For more information or to place your order on Aug. 9, call 705-434-2020, or just walk-in at 13 Yonge Street, Alliston.
Pizza is available for delivery and takeout as well.

 

         


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