HONOLULU — Pieology Pizzeria is proud to donate $10,000 to R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii, which is the non-profit and support arm of Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui’s R.E.A.C.H. Initiative. R.E.A.C.H., which stands for Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health, provides an organizational framework and funding base for public schools, enabling them offer after-school programs to middle and intermediate school students. It helps ensures that these students receive the academic and community support they need to stay on track toward high school graduation, college, career and beyond.
The $10,000 donation will go to Niu Valley Middle School, which recently requested support from R.E.A.C.H., and is located very close to Pieology at the Aina Haina Shopping Center.
“After learning about the R.E.A.C.H. program and the invaluable tools and lessons they provide for our middle schoolers, we wanted to show our support,” said Cotti Foods’ president and CEO, Peter Capriotti II. “This donation is just one of the ways that Cotti Foods and Pieology would like to say ʻMahaloʻ to the community for their overwhelming patronage and support during our first year in Hawaii. We plan to look into other excellent programs like this one that help Hawaiiʻs keiki, and look forward to opening more Pieology locations around the state and getting involved in all of the local communities we serve.”
“On behalf of R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii and the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative, I’d like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to Cotti Foods and Pieology for becoming a partner in our mission to provide quality after-school programs for public middle and intermediate school students,” said Lt. Governor Tsutsui. “Cotti Foods and Pieology join our family of business partners who have stepped up to the plate to support the schools in the community in which they serve, and I encourage other businesses to join our ohana.”