The Domino’s Franchisee Association has raised more than $1 million to benefit the Domino’s Partners Foundation. The funds will be used to grant Team Members in times of need, assist in medical emergencies, and help with overall financial hardships.
«The complexities of the pandemic have been very difficult for our Team Members. Many have had to make tough decisions on how they will be able to help those in their households who lost jobs or became ill. Some have, unfortunately, lost family members,» said Ken Peebles, CEO of the Domino’s Franchisee Association. «These funds will help ensure that we can help meet the needs of our Team Members and especially those who live in some of the most vulnerable communities in the country.»
With the cancellation of the Domino’s bi-annual Worldwide Rally due to Covid-19 concerns, which is a big fund-raising event for the Foundation, the Domino’s Franchisee Association wanted to help fill the donation void. The donations raised by the Domino’s Franchisee Association in 2020 doubled the previous highest amount ever raised in the history of the Partners Foundation.
«I have never seen such an incredible outpouring of support from our franchisee community,» said Shane Casey, Domino’s Franchisee and Chairman of the Domino’s Franchisee Association. «This opportunity has provided us with greater incentive to continue with the mission of the Domino’s Partners Foundation to help support many more Team Members in need this year and years to come.»
More than 94 percent of Domino’s stores in the U.S. are franchise-owned with more than 770 independent franchise owners. More than 95 percent of current franchisees started their careers as drivers, pizza makers or hourly workers.